Emmy Award Winning Political Reporter, Lori Geary, is a Partner with Lexicon Strategies and President of Lori Geary Media, a NWBE™ certified firm. Geary is also a Partner at Authenticity Partners, a media buying firm. She has spent decades in the media industry covering local, state and national campaigns along with state government. Lori joined the reporting team of WSB-TV in 1997 while anchoring at CNN Headline News. She stays active in the broadcasting world as the Host and Executive Producer of WAGA’s “The Georgia Gang.” Her expertise is now in media training, media strategy, corporate communications, marketing and branding, crisis communications and video storytelling. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp appointed Lori as Co-Executive Director of the Statewide Marketing Campaign for the 2020 Census.
Ms. Geary was named “One of the Best State Political Reporters” by the Washington Post and “One of the Most Influential Georgians” by James Magazine. She has won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Georgia Associated Press. She is also proud of the two Emmys she received during her tenure at WSB-TV, along with a Telly for her investigative work in Haiti. Ms. Geary was also a 2018 Telly Award winner for a video production focusing on the life of African American Entrepreneur, Alonzo F. Herndon. Ms. Geary has received top honors from the League of Women Voters and Common Cause Georgia. She is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership Atlanta.
Ms. Geary majored in Broadcast Journalism at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications. She graduated magna cum laude in three years and started her first reporting job at WRDW-TV. She then moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where she covered politics for three years before her career brought her to Atlanta. Ms. Geary spent most of her tenure at WSB-TV as the political reporter which included international travel, covering stories in Dubai, China, Haiti and Cuba.
Ms. Geary served as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Sunshine on a Ranney Day. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides dream home and room make-overs for children with special needs. With the help of Ms. Geary’s leadership, the charity raised $1 million annually. She also served on the Advisory Board of the Zell Miller Foundation, a 501(c)(3) focusing on developing young leaders committed to public service.