John Monahan's Bio

Emmy award winning TV news reporter John Monahan is a communication consultant and coach to business professionals. John has interviewed thousands of business leaders, politicians, sports figures, celebrities and newsmakers in nearly two decades in the news business. He’s seen the best and the worst. John can show you how to understand their successes and avoid their mistakes.

Prior to starting Monahan Communications, John worked as a reporter and anchor for nearly two decades. His career took him to California for 10 of those years and most recently he worked for two major market stations in Boston, WFXT TV(Fox 25) and WLVI TV (WB56). Besides receiving an Emmy, John has also been recognized by the Associated Press for "Best Liveshot/Breaking News".

As President and CEO of Monahan Communications, John uses the skills he learned as a reporter and anchor to help business executives communicate more effectively. Business leaders need to know how to communicate however, we each express ourselves in our own way. At Monahan Communications we recognize that and tailor a strategy to match your style. John's proven techniques can turn you from a shy speaker to a compelling communicator.

John is a coach, writer, speaker and media expert whose solid foundation in TV journalism allows him to provide clients with sound advice. John's years as a reporter mean he knows how to ask the tough questions. He covered the devastating "El Nino" storms that inundated the California coast in 1995 and 1997, the presidential debates in 2000, the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. He was on assignment the night ‘Shoe Bomber’ Richard Reid attempted to blow up an American Airlines flight which was later diverted to Boston’s Logan airport. When it comes to dealing with the media, John uses that experience and knowledge to help you and your business develop a strategy to address the press with confidence and clarity.
John earned an academic scholarship to study Spanish at the University of Salamanca in Spain and he received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

  •   Emmy Award Winning Reporter
  •   Associated Press Award for Best Liveshot/Breaking News
  •   Awarded Ambassadorial Scholarship by Rotary International

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