Raymond Hernandez is a former political journalist for The New York Times who now provides communications counsel to clients in an array of sectors, including the telecommunications, energy, and financial industries. His focus is in the areas of media relations, public affairs, crisis management, issues management, message development, and research.
Ray draws on an extensive knowledge of government, politics, and media issues, as well as investigative and research skills developed as a journalist during a nearly 25-year career at a number of newspapers. Prior to joining DCI Group in 2013, he spent more than two decades at The New York Times, authoring investigative reports and enterprise pieces covering a long list of prominent elected officials and organizations.
Ray examined a broad cross-section of topics in his work for The New York Times, from welfare reform and health care issues to matters involving both public integrity and money in politics. He has a deep understanding of budgeting, legislative, and regulatory processes in government on the state and federal levels.
In 2011, The New York Times nominated an investigative project he authored for the Pulitzer Prize.
Mr. Hernandez is a graduate of Pace University in New York City and has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. He resides with his family in the Washington area.