Newsweek's Richard Wolffe to Join Public Strategies
30 March 2009
Posted in Press Releases
Austin – Public Strategies, Inc. today announced that veteran Washington correspondent, author and political analyst Richard Wolffe is joining the firm. Wolffe, most recently Newsweek's senior White House correspondent, officially assumes his new position as a senior strategist on April 13, 2009. He will be based in the firm's Washington office, where he will advise several of its top clients.
"I am so pleased that Richard Wolffe is joining us," said Dan Bartlett, president and CEO of Public Strategies. "He is a top notch journalist and political analyst who has closely followed Washington for years. His deep understanding of the political and economic landscape makes him a huge asset to our clients."
As Senior White House Correspondent for Newsweek, Wolffe has covered President Obama since the primaries, traveling with him throughout the campaign. He also covered President Bush throughout his two terms in office.
In addition, Wolffe is an NBC political analyst. He has provided political commentary on several MSNBC programs, Meet The Press and TODAY. Before his exclusive contract with NBC, he previously appeared on CNN and Fox News, as well as international media, including the BBC.
"Many of Public Strategies' projects are at the center of the national dialogue and will provide a challenging new arena for me," said Wolffe. "I have known and worked with people at Public Strategies for years, and I am looking forward to joining this highly skilled and agile team."
Prior to his work at Newsweek, Wolffe was deputy bureau chief and U.S. diplomatic correspondent in Washington, D.C., for the Financial Times. His earlier work included extensive coverage of the Microsoft antitrust trial. His work on regulatory and business issues in Washington included covering Treasury, the Federal Trade Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Wolffe is the author of several books. His new book about President Obama's campaign, entitled Renegade, will be released later this year.
About Public Strategies
Public Strategies, Inc. is a business advisory firm that serves a diverse clientele including some of the world's largest and best-known corporations, nonprofit organizations, associations and professional firms. Public Strategies helps forward-thinking organizations assess public opinion and risk, and develops strategies for managing corporate reputation and uncertainty. Much of its practice involves managing high-stakes campaigns for corporate clients, anticipating and responding to crises.
Public Strategies was purchased by WPP in August of 2006. WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) is one of the world's leading communications services groups, providing national, multinational and global clients with advertising; media investment management; information, insight & consultancy; public relations & public affairs; branding & identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
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