Sarah Dodd is an expert public affairs strategist and award-winning former journalist. Representing clients ranging from billion-dollar companies and international technology firms to local schools, neighborhoods and public agencies – Dodd has a track record of building strategies for success. Whether it’s protecting your multi-million dollar investment or championing your cause, Dodd has the experience and skills to secure a win – no matter how you define it.
Spending more than a decade uncovering stories as a television news reporter, Dodd has been around the world interviewing elected officials, four-star generals and corporate executives. In 2007, she started Dodd Communications, specializing in media strategy, crisis communications, public affairs and community relations.
As a journalist, Dodd covered local, state and national politics. She worked as a television anchor/reporter in Dallas for seven years, and during that time she broke some of the most significant stories in the city. Her investigative work led to one of the largest federal corruption investigations in the history of Dallas politics. Dodd’s long-term relationships with media, elected officials and community leaders give her a unique insider’s advantage in developing unconventional strategies for public affairs and crisis communications issues.
While working for the CBS-owned television station in Dallas, Dodd traveled to Kuwait, South Korea, China and Guantanamo Bay, and in 2003, she spent the first month of the Iraq war as an embedded reporter.
During her decade-long career as a television news reporter and anchor, Dodd earned the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism, multiple EMMY nominations and the Iron Horse Award from the U.S. Army for Fair and Balanced news coverage. Sarah has also been a regular guest lecturer at Southern Methodist University’s School of Journalism.
A graduate of Baylor University, Dodd has worked for ABC, NBC and CBS television stations, and her work has been featured on CNN and other network news programs. The book Media on the Frontline: Journalists Covering the War, dedicates a chapter to Sarah’s experience in Iraq. Locally, D Magazine, Dallas Observer and prominent bloggers have praised her work.