Ann Keil Dux is an Emmy award-winning journalist, advanced communications coach, media trainer, blogger, public speaker, entrepreneur and community advocate. She currently serves as the managing partner of Miami-based strategic communications firm Dux & Boomer Communications that launched in 2018. The firm’s primary professional development services include advanced communications planning, public speaking for internal and external communications, on-camera media training and video marketing.
Before Ann shifted into entrepreneurship, she spent more than a decade as a television news reporter with a focus on politics and public safety, a fine-tuned specialization originating in Washington, D.C., where she earned a master’s degree in Journalism andPublic Affairs. In our nation’s capital, she first defined her personal and professional focusand priority by telling the story of a young soldiers’ battle with PTSD to highlight the lack ofmilitary mental health funding. It became a valuable video chapter in “Homefront: Stories of America at War,” a documentary hosted by American University Alumnus, Public Radio International and XM Satellite Radio. It also aired on MHz Networks.
Throughout Ann’s television journalism career, she continued to tackle numerous investigative stories centered around societal concerns to include health, consumer, immigration policy and the environment. She produced impactful journalism that exposedthe lack of coal ash regulation in the wake of the nation’s largest spill in Tennessee thatagain brought her to Capitol Hill. In Indiana, she was awarded an Emmy for an in-depth investigation into a faulty emergency medical alert system and received multiple Emmy nominations for her live coverage of a decorated police officer’s funeral and devastatingtornadoes. Ann was also honored with several “Best in Indiana Journalism” awards fromthe Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).
A Miami native, Ann returned home in 2015 to work for the #1- rated local news station WSVN-TV where she received an Emmy for “Death of a Dictator” and nods for her breaking news coverage of a mass teen shooting on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. She has long supported the non-profit sector through advocacy and volunteerism and has served on the Executive Committee of United Way of Miami-Dade’s Young Leaders Society for several years. More recently, she became the Relationship Subcommittee Co-Chair and is an active member of United Way Women United and newly-created Small Business United. Ann is also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police and the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Women Building upWomen philanthropy group. In 2017, she was recognized as a ‘Women of Style & Substance’ by the South Florida Luxury Guide.