Richard Strauss is widely regarded by both the PR industry and political insiders to be the nation's premier expert on radio and television public relations and political communication. Strauss, President of Strauss Media Strategies, Inc., brings more than twenty-five years of radio and television experience to the firm.
Strauss is a sought-after speaker on the public relations industry circuit and has presented at the Bulldog Reporter Media Relations Conference several times over the years. He is frequently quoted in industry publications such as PR Week. In 2007, PR Week named Strauss to their inaugural "40 Under 40", recognizing and profiling 40 PR pros, nominated by industry peers, who have achieved tremendous feats prior to turning 40.
Prior to forming Strauss Media Strategies in January of 1996, Strauss served three years as the first-ever White House Radio Director. In this capacity, Strauss was responsible for creating and implementing the radio communications strategy for the Clinton Administration. While working at the White House, Strauss was responsible for coordinating and producing President Clinton's weekly Saturday morning radio address, booking and implementing talk radio interviews for the administration, and coordinating live remotes and other radio events and projects for the Executive Office of the President. Before working at the White House, Strauss served as the Director of Radio for both the Clinton for President campaign and the Clinton/Gore transition team.
Strauss began his radio career as a news reporter at radio station KTRB-AM in Modesto, California. Strauss also started a company called Universal Media Service in Los Angeles, which covered news, entertainment, and sporting events in Southern California for radio stations around the country. Strauss has also written freelance news and sports stories for the Modesto Times and San Francisco Chronicle.
Additionally, Strauss worked in Los Angeles as a production assistant for the Financial News Network (now CNBC) and at news/talk radio station KFBK-AM in Sacramento.
Strauss served two years as the Learning Chair for the Washington, DC chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization (EO) and was named President of the DC chapter in June, 2009.
Strauss is a member of the National Press Club and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Strauss does frequent pro-bono public relations consulting for the Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund and for the Capital Movement Project.
Strauss graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in political science, resides in the District of Columbia, and is single.
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