The News Media Alliance has promoted Danielle Coffey to executive vice president and general counsel. In addition to leading the organization’s advocacy and strategy around ensuring a digital future for journalism, Coffey will oversee government affairs and policy matters that reflect the news publishers’ core mission of a flourishing, free and independent press.
Alliance President and CEO David Chavern stated: “I am proud to announce Danielle’s new role in leading our organization’s advocacy. She has proven to be a fierce proponent in fighting for the future of journalism. She is a superb advocate, and our industry is lucky to have her.”
Coffey joined the Alliance in April 2015 and has focused on the intersection of technology and public policy. She has created a roadmap for more equitable partnerships between news publishers and Big Tech, with legislative, judicial and global developments that will change the business landscape for news. She previously worked in the telecom industry for over 10 years, serving companies that were similarly disrupted by new technologies and distribution models.
She earned her JD from the Catholic University Law School, with a specialization in communications law. She is originally from San Diego and Los Angeles, California, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in McLean, Virginia.