Shriver Media is a for-benefit media enterprise that produces original
digital content, live events, books, documentaries and films. Our team
collaborates with like-minded partners and offers diverse brands
opportunities, experiences and game-changing information that we believe
can impact individuals and society in a positive way.
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FOUNDER AND CHIEF VISIONARY OFFICERMaria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. In 2015, Shriver launched the Shriver Report Snapshot series which polls Americans on the biggest issues of our time and offers down to earth insight. Shriver was California’s First Lady from 2003 to 2010 and, during that time, she spearheaded what became the nation’s premier forum for women, The Women’s Conference. Shriver’s work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change — people who see a problem in their own life or the community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SHRIVER REPORT SNAPSHOTSMichelle Levi is the Executive Producer of the Shriver Report Snapshots. Together with Maria, Michelle launched the Architects of Change conversation series and Shriver Media. Prior to joining the team and moving to the West Coast, Levi spent a decade working in network news and politics, most recently as the Director of Talent at ABC News in New York. In past roles, she produced major initiatives for ABC News special events and handled the publicity for news division announcements. Before moving to New York, Levi managed publicity and video for POLITICO. She began her career at CBS News where she covered politics and elections and launched the first of its kind web series, “Washington Unplugged.”
COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL DIRECTOR
Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington is Shriver Media’s communications and digital director. Lindsay’s goal is to bring real stories to life in a meaningful and impactful way.Prior to joining Shriver Media, she spearheaded the launch of a digital and branded entertainment division at the production company A. Smith & Co. She also was one of the producers who helped launch The Huffington Post’s streaming network, HuffPost Live.
Lindsay began her career at AOL’s start-up Patch.com, where she launched the company’s fifth community news website in a network of more than 800. During her time there, she helped shape the company’s overall content strategy and was selected to represent the brand at speaking engagements and at AOL’s New York Stock Exchange Listing event.
Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a master’s degree in producing from UCLA’s School of Film, TV and Digital Media.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, ARCHITECTS OF CHANGE LIVE / SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Kelsey Ducklow is the Executive Producer of the Architects of Change LIVE digital series and social media manager of Shriver Media. Prior to joining Shriver Media, Ducklow worked for NBC News’ west coast bureau, producing stories for TODAY Show. She played an instrumental role in covering the San Bernardino attack, the Umpqua Community College shooting, the Emmy Award-winning ‘Rokerthon 2’ and countless other breaking news stories. She began her television career at E! News, producing fashion and lifestyle content.Kelsey graduated from California State University – Northridge, where she studied broadcast journalism and political science. The Wisconsin native now calls Los Angeles home.
SENIOR STRATEGISTAlexandra (Sandy) Gleysteen is a Senior Strategist for Shriver Media and Executive Producer of Shriver’s Alzheimer’s initiative, Move for Minds. Before she joined Shriver Media, she helped launch the highly acclaimed morning network news program, CBS This Morning, first as the Senior Producer in charge of west coast coverage, and then from New York where she oversaw all feature stories and long term programming strategy. She began her career as a television journalist at NBC News, focusing primarily on news magazines, specials and long form programs, including Dateline and First Person with Maria Shriver. She has won numerous awards, including Emmys, a Gracie, and an Alfred I. Dupont Award. Between television stints, she served as an Executive Producer of The California Governor and First Lady’s Conference on Women, where she helped then California First Lady Maria Shriver scale the women’s conference from 6,000 to 30,000 attendees, and where she oversaw the Minerva Program, a live events program honoring women of distinction who work to better their communities. Gleysteen graduated from Yale with a degree in Comparative Literature.
GRAPHICS CONSULTANT, TANWOOD CREATIVE
Fifteen years ago, JP entered the design industry as a community planner and urban designer, evaluating how people use and interact with space, and then incorporating those observations into his designs. Human behavior and our needs must take precedence over a design aesthetic, often, the result is also artful.
Moving from community planning and urban design to the world of web design and graphic design was not a difficult one, for JP. Designing physical spaces based on how people actually use those spaces, is very similar to the ways in which people interact with websites or absorb information while looking at a graphic in a newspaper.
JP recognizes that people are different and each problem requires a different design solution. Disseminating information, asking questions and looking for appropriate solutions, while creating visually appealing designs are the core of JP’s design ethics. Charles and Ray Eames said it best, “To the extent you have a design style is to the extent you have not solved the design problem.”
Courtney specializes in using communications, digital presence, events and grassroots activity to inspire action and create change. He created and co-founded the Love is Louder movement with The Jed Foundation and actress Brittany Snow in 2010. In addition to serving as Director of that nonprofit movement, Courtney is President of Newx2 Communications – a New York and New Orleans based marketing communications agency that works with clients like NYU, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, McGraw-Hill and Shriver Media. In 2015, he launched another venture with Brittany Snow, a TV/film production company – Pun Intended Productions.
Previously, Knowles served as Executive Director of The Jed Foundation from 2007 to 2011 during which he helped grow the reach and impact of the organization through innovative programming. His work as a co-creator and producer of the Half of Us campaign with MTV resulted in five Emmy nominations , three Voice Awards and a prestigious Peabody Award.
During his career, Knowles has led awareness and social responsibility campaigns in corporate, nonprofit and agency environments for a diverse list of organizations including Outward Bound, General Electric, March of Dimes and Anheuser-Busch.