Zoo Hires Former TV Reporter As Media Relations Manager

Angela Cruz Ledford, a former WPTV reporter, is the new media relations manager at the Palm Beach Zoo.

Ledford brings eight years of communications experience, enthusiasm for the zoo’s mission, a passion for nonprofit organizations and experience in multiple South Florida newsrooms. In her new position, Ledford is responsible for serving as the media contact and communications liaison for the zoo, as well as raising awareness of the zoo’s conservation efforts.

“The zoo is proud to have Angela Ledford joining our conservation team,” President and CEO Andrew Aiken said. “Angela’s broad media experience and storytelling expertise genuinely complement the zoo’s mission to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife.”

Ledford most recently worked as a reporter for WPTV NewsChannel 5 and WFLX FOX 29. She previously worked in marketing/public relations with two nonprofit organizations.

“I am thrilled to represent the Palm Beach Zoo, which educates people about the need for wildlife conservation,” she said. “I look forward to working with media to tell the zoo’s unlimited stories about the animals that we care for and save from the real threat of extinction.”

The Zoological Society of the Palm Beaches exists to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat, and to inspire others to value and conserve the natural world. The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Blvd. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org.

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