Jerry Markon is a Managing Director at DCI Group, where he provides strategic and communications advice to DCI’s investigations and litigation support practices, and to clients across the firm.
He brings more than two decades of media and related experience to the role. Prior to joining DCI, Jerry was a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. While there, he worked on the committee’s investigative team, conducted oversight of federal agencies, and provided media advice.
Jerry came to the Senate from The Washington Post, where he spent 14 years covering everything from Donald Trump’s transition to the presidency to the Department of Homeland Security and the 2012 presidential campaign. His main specialty at the Post was federal law enforcement: Jerry broke numerous stories as the Department of Justice and Alexandria, VA. federal courthouse reporter. He also served as lead deadline writer on numerous breaking national stories, such as the protests in Ferguson, Mo. and presidential State of the Union addresses. Jerry’s experience at the Post capped a lengthy journalism career that included stops at The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and the Associated Press.
Jerry earned a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan. He lives in Northern Virginia, with his two very large but very sweet dogs, Sonny and Guido.