Summer Smith-Pope is a Digital Media Coordinator for One Eight Oh PR. Summer has a strong media and community relations background. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida State University and her master’s degree in Journalism from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University. For nearly 20 years, Summer worked as a reporter and anchor at Bay News 9 WTTA in Tampa, CBS in West Virginia, CBS and ABC in Colorado and Florida’s News Channel in Tallahassee, Fla.
Summer is a Manatee County native and has strong ties to the area. Along with working while raising her children, she sat on the board of Meals on Wheels of Manatee and the Bradenton Yacht Club. She has emceed several events throughout the years and loves to support educational and charitable organizations in the area.
Summer has a knack for storytelling and is able to pitch and find newsworthy stories for clients. Coming from a strong media background, she knows how to craft material together to make it newsworthy and appealing to a variety of audiences.