Years of experience: More than 10
Bryan Monroe — an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and educator — is Founder and Managing Director of the Monroe Media Group, a Washington, D.C.-based media strategy, crisis communication, and personal branding firm. He is also an Associate Professor of Practice at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. Before joining Temple in 2015, he was the Washington Editor, Opinion & Commentary at CNN, and the editor of CNNPolitics.com. His work at the network included editorial planning and content strategy across all online platforms for CNN in its Washington, D.C. bureau and led the digital coverage of the 2012 re-election of Barack Obama.
He also served as the assistant vice president of news at Knight Ridder Newspapers, where he helped lead journalists at the Biloxi Sun Herald to the 2006 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for their coverage of Hurricane Katrina.
Monroe was also vice president and editorial director at Ebony and Jet magazines, where he led coverage of the 2008 presidential election, conducted the first post-election interview with President-elect Barack Obama and did the last interview with pop legend Michael Jackson before his death.
Monroe was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and served as a visiting professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
He was president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) from 2005-2007 and is currently co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).
He is the co-author of “Truth Counts: A Practical Guide for the News Consumer” (published by CQ Press), where he wrote the chapter on the Weaponizing of Fake News, and was the personal editor of “Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House,” the #1 New York Times Bestseller by former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman (published by Simon & Shuster).