Catherine Bangel has been telling Edmonton stories to local, Alberta and national audiences for over a decade. Prior to launching Bangel PR in 2012, Catherine worked as a journalist under her maiden name, Catherine Hillerud. She spent seven years working as a radio and television reporter at CBC Edmonton with stints at CBC Regina and CBC Yellowknife. Catherine then moved on to reporting for Global Television in Edmonton for seven years.
During her reporting career, Catherine has covered live breaking news including the Wabamun Oil spill, the RCMP shooting in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Edmonton’s largest residential fire in the MacEwan neighbourhood, and numerous Federal, provincial and municipal elections. She has filed nationally over her career for CBC Newsworld, The National and Global National. Her stories have also aired on American networks NBC and CNN.
Catherine left journalism and entered the public relations field in 2009. She provided media relations, marketing and communications to the RCMP and the City of Edmonton, including Edmonton Fire Rescue Services prior to founding Bangel PR.
Bangel PR is a boutique public relations firm that is all about people, relationships and great storytelling. We bring them all together to help companies, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and start-ups connect and make impressions. We share the heart and motivation behind what they do.
Our relationships with Alberta media come from having spent years working inside every newsroom and rubbing shoulders with reporters, assignment editors and production crews. Those relationships have helped us build audiences for some of Alberta’s most recognized brands through media placements, video production, content creation and social media management. We use our journalism skills to continue telling Alberta made stories.