Marcy McGinnis

Marcy McGinnis is an Emmy-award-winning, certified professional career, leadership, and communications coach who uses her extensive experience in broadcast media and higher education to help others with their professional career goals, communication and presentation needs.

Marcy helps professionals improve their public speaking, presentation, and storytelling skills by strengthening their confidence with all types and sizes of audiences – in person or virtually – in one-on-one or group settings and on multiple outlets including television, radio, podcasts, digital, or print. She runs media training workshops for individuals or groups.

As a career coach, Marcy guides professionals, particularly those in the media industry – TV, video, print, radio, audio, and digital – in all stages of their career development. She helps clients from entry-level to C-Suite to focus on and develop individual strategies for leading effectively, managing and inspiring staff, securing promotions, managing 360, time management, identifying professional opportunities, and career changes.

Marcy had a career at CBS News that spanned three decades. She rose from an entry-level position through the producing ranks to #2 in the news division. In her senior leadership role at CBS News where she ran worldwide news coverage, she also helped train, coach, and mentor personnel from entry to top levels.

After CBS News, Marcy was founding associate dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, where she taught and trained hundreds of future TV, radio, print, and digital journalists. At Stony Brook, Marcy played a crucial role in the creation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and was part of the team that trained scientists to communicate their work in the U.S. and around the world from 2009 to 2020.


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