RNC Announces Orlando Watson as Communications Director for Black
Media and Tara Wall as Senior Advisor for Black Media
- Today Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus
announced that Orlando Watson will join the RNC Communications
Department as Communications Director for Black Media and that Tara
Wall has been hired as Senior Advisor for Black Media. Orlando will
handle day-to-day media relations for the RNC. Tara will assist the
committee in strategy and strengthening relationships with black
“We’re excited to welcome both Orlando and Tara to our communications team,” said Chairman Priebus. “In their new roles, they will work to ensure our message of freedom and equal opportunity is heard throughout the black community. My priority as Chairman is to reach all voters, and that means we’ll continue working diligently to engage with black media outlets in the nation’s capital and in cities and towns across America. It’s essential that the Republican Party fight to earn the trust of black voters and build relationships in the black community.
“Orlando has proven himself as a skilled spokesperson and a talented communicator. He brings with him experience on the Hill and on the campaign trail. Tara brings an incredible resume from inside and outside of politics, from non-profits and the private sector. We’re grateful to have such accomplished individuals on our team.”
Orlando Watson joins the RNC from Congressman Paul Gosar’s (R-AZ) office where he led the communications team and served as the primary on-the-record spokesperson as Press Secretary. Prior to joining the Arizona congressman’s office, he served as Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) from 2011 to 2013. He began his political career as a campaign aide on Senator Rand Paul’s successful 2010 Senate bid in Kentucky. Orlando holds a bachelor’s degree in public policy from the College of William and Mary.
Tara Wall is chairman and founder of the PTP Foundation for Media
Arts and owner of a media production agency. The former
newscaster-turned-communications executive is experienced in strategy
development, media training, public affairs, coalitions-specific
marketing campaigns, and new media. Her career spans two decades, and
her award-winning portfolio includes work with three presidential
campaigns, the RNC, Fortune 500 CEO’s, entertainers, government
agencies, media outlets, and non-profits. She most recently served as a
senior media advisor to the Romney 2012 presidential campaign. At PTP
she oversees editorial content development, new business, digital
programming, production and distribution of online videos, digital
media, film shorts, and documentaries.