The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that Dan Edwards, executive director of communications, will be expanding his responsibilities with the departure of Jennifer Candelino, director of broadcasting, at the end of January. Edwards, currently responsible for the team's media relations and publications, will also oversee the broadcasting department. This will mark the first time an NFL team has had public relations and a full-service broadcasting department under one director.
"I have enjoyed an incredible career with the Jaguars and feel fortunate to have been part of some of Jacksonville's proudest moments," said Candelino. "I look forward to my continued relationship with the Jaguars' family as I pursue other opportunities which will allow me to spend more time with my family at home."
Candelino has been with the Jaguars since 1994 and has been director of broadcasting since January 1997. In addition to overseeing creative and production aspects of all programming, she has also served as host for Jaguars radio and television projects. She will still be involved with the Jaguars on a freelance basis working on special projects.
"We'll miss Jennifer's contributions, but with the rest of the broadcasting staff we'll continue to grow and develop all of our radio and television programs," said Edwards. "I'm excited about our opportunities and our challenges."
Edwards has spent 17 seasons in the NFL, including seven seasons with the Jaguars. He was named executive director of communications in May, 1994 after serving as the public relations director of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has worked on the NFL Super Bowl staff for 14 of the last 16 Super Bowls, in addition to the 1990 Pro Bowl. His staff in 1996 and 1998 was voted as a finalist for the Pete Rozelle Award, presented annually by the Pro Football Writers of America to the NFL's top public relations staff.