Brad Phillips is the president of Phillips Media Relations, a media, presentation, and crisis communications training firm with offices in New York City and Washington, DC. Mr. Phillips has trained thousands of media spokespersons, is regularly quoted as an expert by the media, and writes the world's most-visited media training website, the Mr. Media Training Blog. One of the best-known media trainers in the United States, Mr. Phillips has also trained clients in Central and South America, Europe, and Asia. He has worked with hundreds of top-level executives, including corporate CEOs, presidents of nonprofit organizations and trade associations, and directors of government agencies. He is a sought-after media expert, having been quoted by USA Today, The Washington Post, Fox News Channel, WTOP Radio, the Associated Press, The Miami Herald, The New York Observer, Chicago Tribune, the Huffington Post, The Hill, and many other news outlets. He is a weekly contributor to Politico's "The Arena" and a frequent contributor to Ragan's PR Daily, one of the world's most popular public relations websites. Mr. Phillips founded Phillips Media Relations in 2004 after working for several years as a broadcast journalist. After beginning his career as an on-air radio announcer, Mr. Phillips worked for ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel, where he contributed to broadcasts about everything from the declining national savings rate and school shootings to domestic politics and terrorism. He then moved to CNN, where he helped produce two weekly programs: the media analysis program, Reliable Sources, and the political roundtable, The Capital Gang. He was also a contributing producer to the Sunday public affairs program, Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. Mr. Phillips has served as a broadcast journalism judge for the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, which recognize news programs for outstanding reporting of problems of the disadvantaged.