Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella

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Kurt Bardella

Kurt Bardella

Senior Strategist

Media relations, public affairs, communications, public relations, advisor

Kurt Bardella has been a strategic communications advisor and media relations consultant for 16 years. He has worked with local, state, and federal government officials as well as a broad array of private enterprises, trade associations, and national media corporations. Kurt brings to LEVICK’s clients a unique understanding of the intersection of communications and public perception in a rapidly evolving media landscape. Throughout his career, Kurt has advised politicians, CEOs, entertainers, and media figures during crisis situations.

Experience:

Kurt is currently an MSNBC & NBC NEWS THINK contributor as well as a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors. Prior to LEVICK, he worked as the spokesperson and senior advisor for Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under the leadership of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

During his time at the committee, Kurt choreographed the media strategy for investigations related to the 2008 financial crisis, the bailouts of financial institutions like Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, probes into corporate conglomerates such as Toyota, BP, and Johnson & Johnson. Kurt first came to Washington D.C. in 2006 to serve as the Communications Director & spokesperson for Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and later Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

In his early days, Kurt was based in California where he worked for members of the California State Legislature, for the San Diego City Council, and for a local CBS affiliate as a producer and on-air reporter. Kurt is also the Creator and Publisher of the influential country music media platform the “Morning Hangover.” You can follow him on Twitter @KurtBardella

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