Based in Washington, D.C., Jonah Bryson is a dedicated and knowledgeable communications strategist and press expert with a focus on equity, human rights and justice. Bryson holds a unique network of trusted relationships with White House, Congressional and national correspondents, and has a proven track record in developing stories and executing campaigns for national media.
Before joining NAACP President Derrick Johnson in 2020, Bryson led communications for Martin Luther King III, son of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bryson has also advised on a number of campaigns with value-driven candidates. His work has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, Politico, Axios and other outlets.
In 2018, Bryson directed a Miami-based production with students who suffered the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. The song, Carry You On was written by survivor Sara Imam, as well as Bryson. 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 widely backed by a variety of notable people, including Sir Paul McCartney, Congressmen John Lewis and Joe Kennedy III, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, the cast of Dear Evan Hansen, CNN's Van Jones, and actress Julianne Moore. All proceeds from the song have gone to March For Our Lives.