Chernoff Communications is a troupe of award-winning writers, editors, producers, public relations professionals, cameramen, video editors, and graphic artists who are dedicated to helping clients achieve excellence in both internal and external communications, across all media

LEADERSHIP

ALLAN CHERNOFF

Former CNBC and CNN Senior Correspondent Allan Chernoff brings clients deep perspective from both sides of the communications fence, as one of the nation’s most experienced and honored business broadcast journalists and as a senior partner and head of speaker and media training at global public relations firm FleishmanHillard.  Allan has advised, trained and written for dozens of C-Suite leaders, financial professionals, public relations and public affairs officials at a diverse list of companies.

Allan 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. Previously, 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. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards.

Allan is a graduate of Brown University and earned an Executive Certificate in financial planning from Fordham University. 

Allan Chernoff has written 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. He is a speaker and moderator at corporate, academic and charitable events.

 

BEN RIPPEY

Ben Rippey is a veteran public relations media strategist with extensive experience leveraging broadcast, print, digital and social media to build reputations. Mr. Rippey has raised the profile of clients in finance, technology, professional services and industry. Ben served as a senior strategist at FleishmanHillard and is a former CNBC producer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.

tESTIMONIALS

What clients say about Chernoff Communications:

Allan Chernoff is a top notch media coach. Our Lenovo executives trust him and our comms team knows he will deliver. His deep experience as an on-camera business journalist who has conducted thousands of interviews of some of the biggest names in business gives him exceptional insight and ability to prepare executives for their most important public appearances. Definitely one of the best and a pleasure to work with as well.
— Brion Tingler, Director Global Communications and Public Affairs, Lenovo
Allan Chernoff understands the media like few others. He knows how the media works, and he knows how to make that knowledge work for his clients. He is especially skilled at preparing executives to win when dealing with the media. From message to measurement, Allan delivers.
— Selim Bingol, Chief Communications Officer, Duke Energy/former Sr. V.P. Communications, General Motors
Allan worked with my team to sharpen our messaging and prepare senior executives for media interviews and high-profile speeches. His experience and targeted preparation for each leader established instant credibility and his empathetic but direct style enabled quick rapport. Both are critical in coaching. Allan’s influence has lasted, as we have referred back to his sessions when we prepare for media and speaking opportunities.
— Katie McBride, Executive Director, General Motors
Allan is indisputably one of the most effective communications professionals in the business. He worked closely with us on several projects, including researching, writing and producing a series of short testimonial videos about Anti-Defamation League’s work in combating anti-Semitism and hatred. Likewise, Allan’s coaching work with our senior executives on sharping their speaking and interviewing skills was truly transformational. He is always my go-to when I’m in a pinch.
— Todd Gutnick, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Anti-Defamation League
I had the opportunity to work with Allan several times in preparation for media interviews in New York. Based on his many years of broadcast experience, he has a deep understanding of the industry and offered solid, practical advice that helped me during both TV and print interviews.
— Dick Evans, Chairman & CEO, Cullen/Frost Bankers
I’ve worked with Allan on several projects and can tell you definitively that he brings instant credibility when providing counsel on media and public relations. Allan is an experienced professional and a masterful storyteller – his ability to crystalize complex, technical topics into actionable communications helped my team achieve results and connect with audiences. Simply put, Allan is the real deal.
— Matt Walters, Senior Communications Partner, USAA
Allan is “as good as it gets” when it comes to op-ed writing and placement, as well as media and communications skills training. I fully endorse and recommend him to anyone needing these services, and would be happy to discuss with anyone over the phone in more detail as well.
— Steve Naru, Managing Director & Head of U.S. Media Relations, Burson Marsteller
Chernoff Communications created a high-powered and highly professional animated video that expertly explains of one of our main products. The video’s clarity has led to both increased awareness and sales. Allan made the experience easy by asking the right questions, creatively envisioning the animation, writing a superb script, selecting perfect music, and delivering a very credible narration. The video has allowed our firm to successfully send our message to people we haven’t met personally. Thank you and we’ll be in touch for other videos in the future!
— Lynette Robbins, CEO, Knowles Systems
Chernoff Communications delivers. Allan and team have the deep experience necessary for providing excellent strategic advice, coupled with the ability to execute on a plan to get great results. We worked together on targeting business and finance reporters with a complex, data-driven story. Allan crafted a simple pitch that got great results across business and financial press, as well as broadcast. His writing, journalism heritage, and deep understanding of financial markets are unique.
— Ian Bruce, V.P., Corporate Communications, Intralinks