Lisa Benenson

Lisa Benenson is Vice President, Communications & Strategy, at The Brennan Center for Justice. In that role, she serves on the organization’s executive management team, and leads communications strategies and initiatives, marketing and brand, and digital presence.

She was previously at the United Nations, where she served as the Deputy Director of Communications for UNICEF, and at the Natural Resources Defense Council as Chief Communications Officer.

Prior to beginning her career in non-profits, Lisa was a magazine editor, holding senior executive roles at publications including Newsweek and The Daily Beast, Hallmark Magazine (Editor in Chief) and Working Mother and Working Woman (Editorial Director). Earlier in her journalism career, Lisa worked for Newsday and The Denver Post. Lisa has appeared on NBC’s Today Show and was a contributor for the Weekend Today Show. She has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, the CBS Evening News, Oprah, Good Morning America, The Fox Report, and other national broadcast programs.

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