CEO, The Levinson Group
Molly Levinson is CEO of The Levinson Group, and is a seasoned communications and public affairs specialist, providing strategic advice, crisis and issues management, media relations, and reputation management for CEOs, corporations, non-profits, and other organizations. She has collaborated with law firms across the globe on some of their most critical, high profile matters. Her deep knowledge of media, including global landscape, relationships, and competitive positioning, has contributed to a track record of leveraging brand strengths in dynamic and complex environments. Her two decades of practice in the center of media and public affairs includes experience on both sides of high-stakes news: developing comprehensive communications campaigns to connect targeted audiences to compelling stories, and conversely, leading political coverage at major media outlets. PR News called her a “known problem solver” when the organization named her the 2017 Crisis Manager of the Year.
Her expertise in developing and implementing policy and communications strategies is rooted in her experience at the most senior levels of television news. An Emmy-award winning producer, she served as senior Elections Consultant at CNN and as Political Director at CNN and CBS. At both networks, she directed all political reporting and served as a primary liaison with national political parties, campaigns, local and national elected officials, Capitol Hill and the White House for every election from 2002 to 2012. Ms. Levinson also covered major events including September 11, 2001 and the aftermath, and the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Ms. Levinson worked in both domestic and international realms prior to working in news; she was an analyst for Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research, and before that, worked at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College.