CEO, Fred Muir Communications
Fred Muir is CEO of Fred Muir Communications, an independent communications consultancy specializing in media relations, crisis communications and public affairs strategies. Fred is a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with more than 35 years of combined experience as a print journalist and communications consultant.
Fred has provided counsel to leading companies and organizations in real estate, economic development, energy, education, technology, entertainment and business. He regularly consults with government agencies, non-profit organizations and prominent Los Angeles elected officials. His work includes senior counsel on media issues, public affairs, crisis communications, labor relations and electoral campaign strategies for clients in California and nationwide.
Prior to forming Fred Muir Communications, Fred was CEO of Rose & Kindel / Grayling, a specialty public affairs and media relations firm based in Los Angeles. Earlier, he was Managing Director and Southern California Market Chairman for Burson-Marsteller, overseeing offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego, and served as Senior Vice President of public affairs with Fleishman-Hillard.
Fred distinguished himself as an editor and reporter at respected California and national publications, including the Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. He served in a variety of positions, including senior editing roles in politics, business, entertainment and general news during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Times, where he was a member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for breaking news.
Fred is an adjunct professor of public relations at the University of Southern California, where he teaches in the graduate studies program, and has lectured on journalism and writing at the National Writers Workshop, the California Newspaper Publishers Association and at UCLA.
Fred graduated from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, with degrees in finance and journalism.