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Precision Hires New York Times Veteran Journalist and Strategic Communications Expert, Ed Wyatt

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Ed Wyatt joins Precision as a Director in the Strategic Communications practice.

In a crowded media environment, the ability to craft a compelling, impactful story that not only breaks through but also breaks new ground is one of the most sought after skills for companies, causes, and campaigns. Precision helps organizations navigate fast-moving, competitive environments by providing strategic advice and storytelling guidance, along with a whole suite of integrated communications expertise. To build on our history of award-winning, innovative, effective, and compelling campaigns, Precision is excited to welcome New York Times veteran journalist and strategic communications expert, Ed Wyatt, as a new Director in the Strategic Communications practice.

With over 28 years of experience as a reporter, including two decades at the New York Times,  and several years of developing communications strategies for clients including Fortune 100 companies, Ed will help elevate the agency’s strategic storytelling as well as editorial capabilities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ed to our team of industry-leading communications experts,” said Stephanie Cutter, Precision co-founder and Partner. “His decades of experience as a reporter and strategist will elevate Precision’s ability to distill complex stories into impactful campaigns and narratives for our clients.”

As a journalist Ed covered a broad array of topics, including business and finance, education, the post-9/11 rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries, the book publishing business, the television industry, financial regulation, telecommunications, technology policy, antitrust, and even the Tour de France. He was part of a New York Times team that won a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for coverage of the collapse of Long-Term Capital Management.

After leaving journalism, Ed worked as a Senior Vice President at Sphere Consulting in Washington, D.C., where he led high-level public affairs campaigns for clients including a major financial services company. In 2017, he moved to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a Senior Communications Officer, overseeing media relations, strategic communications, and executive communications for the foundation’s U.S. Program. He fostered solid relations with national and local media earning significant publicity and a visibility boost for the foundation and its programs, including the U.S. Economic Mobility & Opportunity program.

“We are excited to welcome another world-class communications professional,” said Teddy Goff, Precision co-founder and Partner. “Whether you are launching a new initiative, running an ad campaign, or writing an opinion piece, storytelling is a critical skill and we are looking forward to the value Ed will add for our clients at Precision.”

Ed graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science. He earned an MBA from Syracuse University.

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Precision, getting to work with a highly talented team on an impressive client roster that ranges from prominent advocacy groups to top tier corporate organizations,” said Ed Wyatt. “Working with Stephanie and Teddy and the entire crew to put to use my background as a reporter and public relations professional will, I hope, add an additional dimension to the high-quality results that Precision is known for delivering.”

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