Chernoff Communications builds and protects reputations by helping companies and not-for-profit organizations communicate effectively, convincingly and powerfully.

  • We write, edit and produce across media platforms.

  • We coach to inspire peak performance before audiences, during interviews and on camera.

  • We partner with your team to deliver Communications insights and develop messages and stories that resonate. 

  • we prepare your organization for potential crises. 

Former CNBC AND CNN Senior Correspondent Allan Chernoff leads Chernoff Communications. He 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, graphic artists, and producers.

 

LEADERSHIP

ALLAN CHERNOFF 

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. Early in his career, Mr. Chernoff was a founding journalist of FNN, Financial News Network, the predecessor to CNBC, and was FNN's first New York Correspondent.

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.

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.

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 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
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