Jonah Bryson is an experienced communications strategist passionate about equity, justice and democracy. Bryson currently serves as an on-the-record spokesperson for the national president of the NAACP, the head of the America’s oldest civil rights organization. Previously, he managed PR for Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bryson is recognized for effectively developing and executing media strategies at the national level.
In December 2021, Bryson delivered a speech at the PR News Media Relations conference. He spoke about designing, delivering and circulating newsworthy soundbites that make positive headlines and advance your vision, mission and brand. He then hosted a workshop with Georgetown Professor Matt Charles and Clyde Group VP Geoff Vetter involving audience members.
Bryson’s work has been positively featured on CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, Politico, Axios and other outlets. He has been quoted in The Washington Post, NBC, CNN, and CBS.
In addition, Bryson has a background in film, music and creative storytelling. In 2018, he directed a Miami-based musical production with students who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. Released by People Magazine on the eve of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections, it hit #1 on Rolling Stone's trending list. It was backed by various notable people including Sir Paul McCartney, Congressmen John Lewis, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore.
In 2020, he directed and shot an NAACP ad voiced by Morgan Freeman encouraging Americans to vote. It first aired on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show ahead of the presidential election.
Bryson enjoys scuba diving anywhere possible in his spare time, exploring our planet’s deep blue oceans. Bryson joined Fabien Cousteau, Jacques Cousteau’s grandson, on a filmed expedition in 2018 that both Bryson and Cousteau directed.
Bryson is based in Washington, D.C. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.