Background

Jodie brings more than 25 years of experience in public relations, with an emphasis on food & lifestyle, health & wellness, and media. Coupled with her background in television and print, she has a true understanding of what the media wants.

Before establishing Chase, Ink. Public Relations in 2002, Jodie went to cooking school and worked as a food editor at the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers (now Bay Area News Group) from 2003 to 2006. She wrote the popular “Second Helpings” recipe column from 2002 to 2009, helping readers locate long-lost recipes. She was also a regular contributor to the newspaper group’s food section, writing about topics ranging from delicate French macarons and frosty milkshakes to wheat-free baking and the art of recipe organizing. She continues to write about food as a freelancer.

Jodie worked in KRON-TV’s public relations department from 1982 to 2002, when the television station was NBC’s San Francisco affiliate. Starting as a publicist, she was promoted to manager of media relations, then director of press and public relations. She served as the station spokesperson and was a primary liaison with members of the media and community.

During her 20-year tenure at KRON, Jodie was also actively involved in advertising, marketing, production and community relations, and worked closely with the station’s award-winning journalists. She has extensive media contacts and has built long-standing relationships with journalists on the local and national levels.

In 1994, she was honored with an award presented by the Golden Gate chapter of American Women in Radio and Television. Each year, this award is given to one person for outstanding achievements in Bay Area broadcasting.

Before joining KRON, she was a marketing assistant at Home Box Office (HBO) in San Francisco.

Jodie graduated with honors from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in English and History, and completed the professional culinary program at Tante Marie’s Cooking School. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and the San Francisco Professional Food Society.