Jeff Ansell’s unique process for media communication has helped Fortune 500 companies manage high-profile issues, including the Erin Brockovich case.
As founder and principal of the consulting firm Jeff Ansell & Associates, Jeff’s journalism experience gives him the ability to instinctively react to his clients’ most difficult situations.
Thousands of executives and communications professionals worldwide have been coached in Jeff’s process.
Jeff is an instructor for the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program “Dealing with an Angry Public” and annually lectures on media skills to Harvard Business School MBA students.
Prior to his consulting career, Jeff was an investigative reporter, nightly news anchor, business correspondent and talk show host.
In one year-long investigation, Jeff posed undercover as an addict to expose doctors pushing drugs.
Jeff also dedicated twelve months to tracking down Nazi war criminals resulting in the arrest and extradition of a Gestapo officer who ordered the deaths of eleven thousand innocent people. Jeff received the Radio and Television News Directors Association Award for the Most Significant Contribution to the Improvement of News Gathering in the country and was nominated for Canada’s Governor-General’s Award for public service in journalism.
Wanting to build on what he learned as a journalist, Jeff moved into public relations and served as senior vice president of Hill and Knowlton, one of the world’s largest PR firms. After creating a media training department for Hill and Knowlton, Jeff started his own consulting practice, Jeff Ansell & Associates – JeffAnsell.com, which offers media/crisis communications training services to executives and spokespeople.
With expertise in helping newsmakers handle tough, no win situations, Jeff advised the Vancouver Olympics and trained White House spokespeople on how best to respond to media questions.
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