Rob O’Donnell


Rob O’Donnell served as the Director of Broadcast Media at the White House under President Obama. In that role, Rob briefed and staffed President Obama for all on-camera media appearances. Rob served as part of the senior communications team that developed and executed the White House’s communications strategy and media appearances by the President. Rob also managed and oversaw daily media appearances by senior White House and Administration officials.

Prior to joining the White House, Rob served as the Co-Executive Director for the House Democratic Policy & Communications Committee (DPCC) where he led the leadership office tasked with developing and executing a consistent, coherent message for House Democrats. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at SKDKnickerbocker and a press aide on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and at the Department of Justice. He began his career in politics in December 2007 in Manchester, NH, dropping out of college to work on President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. He eventually graduated with a degree in Classics from Davidson College.

Rob also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, teaching a course about the changing media landscape post 9/11, and has guest lectured at New York University and Temple Emanu-el in New York City.

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