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Nedra Pickler


Nedra Pickler

Life at FGS Global

Brings a former journalist’s critical eye to help clients manage crises, build reputations and craft integrated messaging for the modern, fast-paced, complex communications environment.

Life Pre-FGS Global

17 years at The Associated Press, mostly on the campaign trail and at White House under Presidents Obama and George W. Bush.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Can be found on the weekends cheering on her sons’ Little League games and riding her bike through Rock Creek Park.

Nedra brings deep perspective from inside the media after nearly two decades at The Associated Press and as a commentator on television and radio. She specializes in crisis communications and public policy disputes and frequently trains executives for media interviews and public speaking.

Nedra covered the Obama and George W. Bush presidencies, responsible for fast-paced coverage of a wide range of foreign and domestic issues from the White House and on presidential trips around the globe. As the AP’s lead reporter documenting Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, she was part of an election team nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She also previously covered the federal courts, including legal disputes and criminal investigations involving corporations and prominent figures.

Nedra advises Fortune 500 companies, philanthropic organizations, media companies, policy advocates and others looking to influence public conversations. She led the firm’s pro-bono support for the prosecution of George Floyd’s murder, which won the Public Relations Society of America’s top honors, the Best of Silver Anvil Award, and the SABRE Award for best in crisis management. She also compiles the FGS Capital in Context newsletter and she annually addresses students at Harvard’s Kennedy School on media interview techniques.

Nedra is a proud native of Flint, Michigan, and attended Michigan State University’s Journalism School. Upon graduating, she was hired by the AP’s Detroit bureau to cover breaking news and later moved to Lansing to pursue her dream of covering politics before transferring to Washington in 2000.

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