Head of AFTRA Steps Down; Bob Edwards Steps in

John P. Connolly is stepping down as national president of AFTRA. He has been elected to that post three times.
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John P. Connolly is stepping down as national president of AFTRA. He has been elected to that post three times.

He takes a job as national executive director of Actors’ Equity Association.

AFTRA First National Vice President Bob Edwards - yes, that Bob Edwards - takes over as president until at least the next board meeting in late April.

AFTRA has 70,000 members; it represents actors, newscasters, announcers, singers, dancers, comedians, and others in television, radio, sound recordings, music videos, commercials and new media.

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