- Posted by Poston Communications
- On March 4, 2017
Frances McMorris is an innovative communications leader who brings an extensive digital and print journalism background to Poston Communications.
She has reported on legal issues and state and federal courts as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, The New York Law Journal and Newsday.
She has covered some of the biggest trials in New York City. As a staff writer at The Wall Street Journal, she reported on the trial of the blind Egyptian cleric convicted in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
She later served as editor-in-chief and editorial director of On Wall Street, an award-winning monthly trade magazine and website for elite financial advisers. In that position, she also hosted the Women Advisor Forums, a series of conferences around the country for female financial advisers.
Before relocating to Florida in December 2015 and working for the Tampa Bay Business Journal where she wrote about law firms, legal disputes, hospital expansions, medical care programs and tourism, Frances served as a senior vice president of marketing and communications with Guy Carpenter & Company, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan.
Frances is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars. She is vice president for print for the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists and is a former president of the Newswomen’s Club of New York, the first and oldest professional organization for female journalists in the country. She also served as secretary of the Anne O’Hare McCormick Memorial Fund, which awards annual scholarships to talented women attending Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in Manhattan.