As a child, Skip Thurman wished there were baseball-style trading cards of his favorite television reporters. He knew more about White House cabinet members than he did about players on his favorite sports teams. He turned that passion for public affairs into a journalism career, becoming one of the first-ever multi-media journalists, reporting for print, public radio, and television outlets.
Skip was a White House Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, the Pulitzer Prize-winning international daily newspaper, as well as its public radio broadcast unit, Monitor Radio. With his experience interviewing four presidents and countless presidential candidates, he has developed the expertise to help you prepare for your next media interview. His award-winning coverage included special field assignment work covering the Oklahoma City bombing. His television work included reporting for cable news channels MSNBC, C-Span and CNN.
Skip bookended his journalism career by advising CEOs on media matters. He has a unique insight into the evolving media landscape and the diverse cast of reporters who come calling. Skip’s extensive experience advising clients in times of crisis and in times of relative peace–helped to protect reputations and build brands. He has led communications teams for several Fortune 500 companies, advising leadership on media strategies ranging from Department of Justice whistleblower cases, to the brand-building creation of a one-thousand-build-a-bike event for urban Colorado youth. Ask him about the time he led a multi-month engagement with the producers of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver when his company was targeted by the program.
Skip is a guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Boulder, Regis University, and Denver University. He is an endurance athlete and rider/volunteer with the San Diego-based Challenged Athlete Foundation.