Byron Linnell Edwards
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BET networks

I received my first opportunity to work with BET as a Public Relations Assistant at the 2008 BET Honors as a senior in college.  I would later go on to manage logistics for BET Awards, music specials and network press tours working with network executives, producers and ancillary companies producing BET red carpets and assisting on other Viacom shows. 
In addition to managing logistics, I oversaw the BET PR Assistants program, for BET Corporate Communication hiring over 300 PR Assistants over the course of eight years.


freelance writer

Combining my interests of executive leadership, running, and writing, I interviewed leaders whose day-to-day careers intersected with running for ESPN W.
Meet Catherine Pugh: senator and marathon runner
http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/17946459/meet-catherine-pugh-senator-marathoner
Jill Geer's cool sports job: chief public affairs officer for USA Track & Field
http://www.espn.com/espnw/voices/article/17020677/cool-jobs-sports-jill-geer-chief-public-affairs-officer-usa-track-field


joe lewis company

I was introduced to Joe Lewis and the Joe Lewis Company through my years working  press logistics with BET Networks. 
After developing an interest in Red Carpet production, I moved to Los Angeles and worked alongside JLC production managers on a number of red carpet events.


I served as PR, Marketing, and Social Media manager for CUR, a music streaming start-up based in Connecticut.
While I CUR I created the voice of CUR's social media channels and it's brand mascot, Octo.
With innovative marketing campaign and strategies, CUR was successfully soft launched to over 1 million users before folding in 2016.

cur music


With Huff Events and PR, now known as Strategic Heights, I acted as a publicists working with brands and artists including Tamia Hill, Ashanti, American Black Film Festival, Jim Jones, ASCAP, and the UNCF Gala. 

huff events & PR


American black film festival

My work with ABFF began while working for Huff Events & PR.  As a team member of the festival I managed social media, sponsor social activations, worked with the Communications team, and shadowed festival talent capturing content for festival initiatives.
Through ABFF, I served as social media strategist for ABFF Hollywood in 2015 and managed social media for the inaugural ABFF Honors in 2016.