Chernoff Communications builds and protects reputations by helping companies and not-for-profit organizations communicate effectively, convincingly and powerfully. Our services include writing and editing, media and speaker presentation training, video production, media strategy, messaging and story development, And crisis preparation.
Former CNN and CNBC Senior Correspondent Allan Chernoff is Principal of the firm, and is supported by highly talented former colleagues from the worlds of public relations, broadcast, print, and online journalism, including some of network television's finest photojournalists, videotape editors and producers.
Allan Chernoff brings clients a unique and highly valuable perspective, drawing upon his deep experience on both sides of the communications fence, as a senior partner at global public relations firm FleishmanHillard and one of the nation’s most experienced and honored business broadcast journalists. Mr. Chernoff has advised, trained and written for dozens of C-Suite leaders, as well as hundreds of financial professionals, public relations and public affairs officials at a diverse list of companies, including General Motors, AbbVie, Genentech, Lenovo, USAA, RBC Wealth Management, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Citibank, AT&T, Ernst & Young, Hyatt, and Chobani.
Mr. Chernoff was CNN's Senior Correspondent for 11 years, reporting on air for all of the CNN television and radio networks. He wrote for CNNMoney.com and CNN.com, and frequently served as CNN's economic and personal finance analyst.
Before joining CNN in 2000, he was Senior Correspondent for CNBC, where he spent a decade reporting for both CNBC and NBC programs, including the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News and Today, as well as for MSNBC and WNBC-TV.
During his three decades of reporting, Mr. Chernoff covered many of the most significant corporate and financial crises, including those affecting BP, Enron, Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Citigroup, AIG, Fannie Mae, Bank of America, Toyota, General Motors, Chrysler, Merck, ImClone, Tyco, Arthur Andersen, WorldCom, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Philip Morris, and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Early in his career, Mr. Chernoff was a founding journalist of FNN, Financial News Network, the predecessor to CNBC which was television's first network devoted to finance and business, and was FNN's first New York Correspondent.
Mr. Chernoff is a graduate of Brown University and earned an Executive Certificate in financial planning from Fordham University. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards.
He has written on business, foreign affairs, travel and sports for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes and Money, among other publications. His book, The Tailors of Tomaszow, is a communal memoir and history of Holocaust survivors, published in 2014 by Texas Tech University Press. He is a speaker and moderator at corporate, academic and charitable events.
Allan Chernoff sits on the board of the Deadline Club, the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, is a member and former officer of the New York Financial Writers Association, a member of the Authors Guild, and a career advisor for Brown University.
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