Russ Patrick





Russ Patrick has headed Patrick Communications for 25 years. He has directed the publicity/promotion campaigns for nearly 100 original Hallmark Hall of Fame network presentations. Sonar Entertainment became a client in 1995; the Betty Ford Center became a client in 1996. He has served as public relations counsel and/or speechwriter for the heads of several networks and studios, including Fox, NBC, Paramount Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment. A native of Vancouver, Canada, Patrick was a reporter, anchor and producer for the CBC radio and television networks and professor of journalism at New York University before moving to Los Angeles and entering the public relations business in 1985. He served twice as chairman of the Television Publicity Executives Committee (TPEC), and in 2004 was elected to the Television Academy Board of Governors. He currently serves on the Governors Ball Committee and is editorial advisor to the award-winning emmy magazine.

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  • Taye Diggs, Kerry Washington, and Television Academy governor Russ Patrick at An Evening with Shonda Rhimes and Friends.

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  • 66th Emmy Awards Governors Ball committee members Edward Fassi, Barbara Casel, Russ Patrick, Geriann McIntosh and James Connelly preview ball decor and more for the press in Downtown Los Angeles.

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  • Sequoia Productions event producer Cheryl Cecchetto, featured Governors Ball performer Judith Hill and Governors Ball committee chair Russ Patrick.
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  • Russ Patrick, Governors Ball Committee Chair at the Television Academy's 66th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball Sneak Peek press preview.
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  • Governor's Ball Committee Co-Chair Russ Patrick
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  • Governor's Ball co-chair Russ Patrick, actress Kate Linder, co-chair Dwight Jackson, committee member Mark Teschner
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