Broadreach Public Relations, a strategic communication and public affairs firm located on Commercial Street in Portland, is welcoming its newest client associate, Chance Viles.
Viles, an award-winning journalist, comes to Broadreach from The Forecaster where he worked as a local reporter covering everything from business to human interest and government. In his role, Viles will provide media relations support to a variety of clients across Maine.
“Chance’s experience covering the people and issues of Maine make him an excellent addition to our team,” said Linda Varrell, president of Broadreach Public Relations. “He has a keen eye for storytelling and has already helped our clients share their message with a wider audience.”
Prior to joining Broadreach, Viles worked at the American Journal, covering the City of Westbrook. He also previously worked at daily and weekly papers throughout Massachusetts, where he wrote and photographed stories for coverage areas over entire towns.
“After years in journalism I really look forward to working from the ground up with local organizations and businesses,” said Viles. “Our New England focus is in my wheelhouse and I couldn’t be more excited to make the transition with this team to public relations.”