Andrew Kirtzman has spent his career immersed in the worlds of media, politics, and communications. His breadth of experience encompasses years as a political reporter, television news show host, author, city government official, and strategic communications strategist.
As President of Kirtzman Strategies, he and his team work with elected officials, government leaders, education organizations, non-profits, and companies to get their messages across in a powerful, smart, and strategic fashion. He is an experienced crisis manager, with an instinctive knowledge of how the media will respond to fast-breaking developments. His firm creates proactive, reactive, and crisis management strategies for clients seeking to increase awareness of their business or who face difficult terrain and require sophisticated counsel and execution support. Before founding Kirtzman Strategies, Andrew was Vice President for Communications at Global Strategy Group, a national public affairs firm. He previously served in the Bloomberg Administration as Senior Advisor to the NYC Schools Chancellor.
He spent over two decades as a political reporter for news organizations including WCBS-TV, New York 1 News, the New York Daily News, and the Houston Post. He often writes for publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Republic and frequently appears on broadcast and cable news programs to discuss news and politics. He has written biographies of multiple notable figures including Rudy Giuliani and Bernie Madoff.