VICE PRESIDENT of SPECIAL MATTERS AND INVESTIGATIONS
Raymond Hernandez is a former political journalist for The New York Times who has provided counsel to clients in an array of sectors, including the telecommunications, energy, high-tech and financial industries.
His primary focus is in the area of investigative research and its application in media relations, litigation support, crisis management, message development, and public affairs campaigns.
Ray draws on an extensive knowledge of government, politics, and media issues, as well as investigative and narrative skills he developed as a journalist during a nearly 25-year career at a number of newspapers across the country.
Prior to joining DCI Group in 2013, he spent more than two decades at The New York Times, authoring high-profile investigative reports and enterprise pieces covering a long list of prominent elected officials and organizations.
Ray also examined a broad cross-section of matters in his work for The New York Times, from social welfare issues like poverty and health care to public integrity and money in both government and politics. He has a deep understanding of budgeting, legislative, and regulatory processes 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 in the Washington area.