About Us

Emerson Street Media, Washington, D.C., was founded in 2020 and is led by Jeff Goldberg and Kyle Lanningham, longtime friends with extensive experience in communications and journalism. Their expertise in public relations includes media relations, media training, strategic counsel, crisis communications, video production, and social media management.

They have worked extensively in the fields of tech, healthcare, education, consumer goods and services, sports, real estate, and nonprofits. Their goal is to consistently bring a spirit of collaboration, hard work, and fun to every project and ensure that Emerson Street’s culture reflects that approach. They are endlessly curious, motivated, and always excited about what lies ahead.

Since then, the ESM team has been recognized by its clients and in the Washington, DC region as a critical partner in public relations. The team has expanded, adding team members with experience ranging from government relations to higher education and beyond.

Our strategic focus has set us apart as a boutique firm that packs a punch. Driven by sound strategy, extensive experience, and a good cup of espresso, ESM knows how to earn your business the reputation it deserves.

Our Team

Jeff Goldberg

Co-Founder | Director of Strategy

Jeff is the Co-Founder and Director of Strategy for Emerson Street Media. Prior to starting a career in strategic communications in 2017, Jeff spent nearly 20 years as an on-air TV reporter in markets across the country, including Washington, D.C., Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Diego. Jeff’s career in journalism was driven by a love of storytelling, writing and engaging with people, passions he brings to his work at Emerson Street. Jeff was born in D.C. and raised in Maryland, and is a graduate of Georgetown Day School and the University of Michigan. Jeff, his wife, daughter and twin sons live in Northwest D.C., one block away from Kyle and his family.


Kyle Lanningham

Co-Founder | Creative Director

Kyle is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Emerson Street Media. Prior to getting into the world of communications, Kyle spent more than 20 years as an award-winning photojournalist telling stories all over the globe. With a career spent logging miles for both national and international broadcasters, he was on location for most major news events in the past two decades. Kyle is also a dedicated storyteller, infusing emotion, heart and great visuals into every video he produces. Kyle, a native Texan, hails from Dallas and is an alum of Baylor University. Kyle, his wife and their two sons live in Northwest D.C.