Ed Wyatt

Director

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Edward Wyatt began working in strategic communications and public relations after 28 years as a reporter, including two decades at The New York Times in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. At the Times, 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 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 the Times, Ed worked as a senior vice president at Sphere Consulting in Washington, D.C., where he orchestrated development and execution of public affairs strategies for a diverse range of clients, including foreign governments, and served as a national spokesman and managed media relations for Fortune 100 accounts.

In 2017, he moved to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked in media relations, strategic communications and executive communications for the foundation’s U.S. Program, overseeing proactive media engagement on the foundation’s efforts in K-12 and Higher Education and originating a strategic communications plan for the foundation’s new program in U.S. Economic Mobility & Opportunity.

Ed graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science, serving as Editor in Chief of The Lariat student newspaper. He earned an MBA from Syracuse University.

Social media must-follow:

@gatesfoundation

Article everyone should read:

“The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility,” by Raj Chetty et al

Favorite app:

Apple Music

Ed Wyatt

Director

Connect: Email

Social media must-follow:

@gatesfoundation

Article everyone should read:

“The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility,” by Raj Chetty et al

Favorite app:

Apple Music

Edward Wyatt began working in strategic communications and public relations after 28 years as a reporter, including two decades at The New York Times in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. At the Times, 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 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 the Times, Ed worked as a senior vice president at Sphere Consulting in Washington, D.C., where he orchestrated development and execution of public affairs strategies for a diverse range of clients, including foreign governments, and served as a national spokesman and managed media relations for Fortune 100 accounts.

In 2017, he moved to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked in media relations, strategic communications and executive communications for the foundation’s U.S. Program, overseeing proactive media engagement on the foundation’s efforts in K-12 and Higher Education and originating a strategic communications plan for the foundation’s new program in U.S. Economic Mobility & Opportunity.

Ed graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science, serving as Editor in Chief of The Lariat student newspaper. He earned an MBA from Syracuse University.

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