In the late 1980’s the Washington Post wrote about Donna Francavilla, a young news director who turned the tables on entrepreneur Donald Trump. While covering a press conference promoting his newest hotel, she prompted Trump to say in a recorded interview, that when he was in Washington D.C., he listened to the radio station she was managing.
Francavilla broadcast on a number of major east coast radio stations before completing two international journalism fellowships. Locally, you might have seen her work on television, but she is mostly known for her national news contributions to CBS News, Oprah and Agence France Presse. Four years consecutively, she has won Alabama Media Professionals and National Federation of Press Women communication awards, taking the most in the state in 2013 and 4 nationally. Francavilla, the founder of boutique pubic relations agency, Frankly Speaking Communications LLC, is the mother of four and recently became a proud grandmother.