FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 8, 2008
Washington, DC — Heather Smith has joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Director of Communications. Her focus will be to oversee corporate communications including traditional media, internet, and new media.
Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO commented: “I am very pleased Heather is joining our team. As a veteran producer of radio, television, and film, she brings a wealth of experience and an insider’s perspective to our communications efforts.”
Miss Smith said: “It is a great honor to join the foremost pro-life organization in the country. I look forward to expanding AUL’s media outreach and working with the AUL legal team toward our goal of seeing a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law.”
She has produced three top-10 nationally syndicated radio programs: The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Laura Ingraham Show, and most recently, The Lars Larson Show. She has also worked at FOX News Channel, where she produced Weekend Live with Tony Snow and FOX News Live, and booked guests for FOX’s breaking news special programming. In addition, she has produced film documentaries hosted by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and by Dick Morris. Previously she booked interviews for WFLA-AM’s The Shannon Burke Show and worked on several documentaries for PBS and History Channel.
Miss Smith has been in front of the microphone as well, having begun her media career in 1997 as an alternative rock disc jockey and radio talk show host. She has also been interviewed on FOX News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and nationally syndicated talk radio programs about grassroots-activism campaigns she oversaw in Florida.
About Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’s Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.
Over the past four years, AUL has filed 24 amicus briefs (more than any other pro-life group) in both federal and state courts. These include four in the U.S. Supreme Court — Gonzales v. Oregon (assisted suicide); Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood (NH parental notice); NOW v. Scheidler (rights of protesters); and Gonzales v. Carhart (partial birth abortion ban) — and one before the Mexican Supreme Court.