Tony Franquiz partners with clients to lead creative communications campaigns that raise awareness and inspire action around the issues at the forefront of American politics and policy. His work includes advocating for Congress to address harms posed by social media, promoting human rights for the most vulnerable workers in global supply chains, and publicizing survey research that reflects and shapes national political narratives. Through this work, he helps create long- and short-term positive change that has tangible, real-world impacts in communities across the United States.
With a diverse background in print and multimedia journalism, Tony offers a practical understanding of media relations and message development that is essential to the success Prior to WEST, Tony worked in print and broadcast journalism, covering politics, public policy and foreign affairs in Washington. This included stints at SiriusXM Satellite Radio, where he helped produce a daily radio program, and the McClatchy-Tribune News Service, where he reported daily stories for syndication across the country. He also reported on local news for the Montgomery and Prince George’s County Sentinel, and at various on-campus publications at the University of Maryland as an undergraduate.
Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Philip Merril College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. He lives in Washington, D.C.