Clermont, FL, December 09, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Doris Bloodsworth, an award-winning journalist, author and nationally-certified public-relations professional, was inducted into Lake County Women’s Hall of Fame this week.
The Pulitzer-nominated journalist, who has won numerous awards for newsgathering, reporting, editing and ethics, was presented a plaque by Lake County Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan in front of a packed chambers that included many of Bloodsworth’s family, friends and colleagues.
Bloodsworth formerly reported for Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and the Orlando Sentinel. She has authored three regional history books for Arcadia Publishing and also contributed to the popular Songwriter’s Market.
Bloodsworth was previously inducted into the Lake County Schools Hall of Fame and was voted Best Writer and Best Historian by the Lake County Historical Society.
In addition to her career as a writer, Bloodsworth was director of communications for the South Lake Chamber of Commerce and was the City of Clermont’s first communications director. She helped spearhead a campaign to re-brand the city and was part of the launch team for LEGOLAND® Florida.
She founded Crosswords Communications Co. with offices in Winter Park and Clermont and co-founded a historical museum to fulfill the dying wish of a schoolmate. In addition to offering a wide range of communications services, she helped jump-start one of the largest, private public-relations firms in the state.
Bloodsworth graduated from the University of Florida with highest honors with a bachelor of science degree in journalism and minor in English. She serves on the board of Cooper Memorial Library.