Emerson Street Media was founded in 2020 in Washington, D.C., and is led by Jeff Goldberg and Kyle Lanningham, longtime friends with deep experience in communications and journalism.
Jeff and Kyle began working together in strategic communications, where they gained a comprehensive and clear understanding of how to design and execute a wide variety of client-focused campaigns on multiple fronts. Their areas of expertise include strategic counsel, media relations, media training, 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 with numerous nonprofit organizations.
Co-Founder | Director of Strategy
Prior to working together, both Jeff and Kyle had careers as award-winning journalists for a combined 40-plus years. Jeff was an on-air reporter in markets across the country, including D.C., Minneapolis/St. Paul and San Diego, and Kyle was a globe-trotting cameraman covering everything from the start of the war in Afghanistan to the presidential rise of Barack Obama. Through their experiences, Jeff and Kyle each developed a sharp understanding of messaging and a love of storytelling.
Co-Founder | Creative Director
Jeff, his wife, daughter and twin sons live in Northwest D.C., one block away from Kyle, his wife and their two boys. Jeff was born in D.C. and raised in Maryland, and is a graduate of Georgetown Day School and the University of Michigan. Kyle, a native Texan, hails from Dallas and is an alum of Baylor University. Jeff and Kyle both love politics, movies, music and sports (Jeff a diehard Washington Wizards fan, Kyle a Dallas Cowboys fanatic), but the bulk of their free time is spent changing diapers, chasing their kids around playgrounds or enjoying a run in Rock Creek Park.