Longtime KSTP reporter joins Padilla Speer Beardsley

Bob McNaney will be the vice president of crisis and critical issues for the Minneapolis-based public relations firm. McNaney worked more than 20 years in broadcast journalism, including 17 years at KSTP's Hubbard Broadcasting.

Bob McNaney will be the vice president of crisis and critical issues for the Minneapolis-based public relations firm, Business Journal reports.

McNaney worked more than 20 years in broadcast journalism, including 17 years at KSTP's Hubbard Broadcasting as a general assignment and investigative reporter.

He also won a National Emmy Award for Investigative Journalism in 2010.

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