Evan Leatherwood

Slifka Fellow, Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, & Education

Evan Leatherwood is the co-author of The World’s Your Stage, the first ever management book for artists and entrepreneurs in the fine performing arts. His writing has appeared in The Nation, The New York Daily News, USA Today, and The Catholic Herald, and online at Huffington Post Tech, Editor & Publisher, Variety, and The Columbia Journalism Review. He co-wrote the documentary The Media: Journalism in Crisis, which premiered on WNET, New York’s PBS station and America’s premier public media company. He is a Senior Editor and Strategist at GROUP SJR, a leading public relations and content marketing firm, which works in partnership with Hill+Knowlton Strategies. His practice covers public relations, thought leadership, and corporate communications in the areas of technology, business, higher education, and not-for-profit. He is also a sometime commentator for CCTV. He is a Slifka Fellow, Journalist-in-Residence, and Senior Associate Director for Communications at Fordham University’s Schwartz Center for Media, Public Policy, & Education. Before Fordham, he worked as a producer at WNET, New York Public Media, and in publishing at W. W. Norton & Company. Evan grew up in California, Alabama, and New Mexico, and has a degree in English from Yale. For fun, he climbs rocks, reads science fiction and fantasy books, and studies medieval history. He lives in New York City.