Communications & Government Affairs
Gretchen Gailey has a wide depth of knowledge in building relationships and communications stemming from more than 10 years of experience as a journalist. She has worked in network news, cable news and local news, on and off the camera, as well as in print journalism. She has interviewed heads of state, covered natural disasters, political campaigns, terror trials and told the stories of countless Americans across the country.
Most recently Gailey joined the private sector as a Senior Associate for Blueprint Communications where she worked with clients to implement earned media strategies and grass root campaigns across the country on multiple platforms. She used her relationships and familiarity with the media to help clients gain a new level of comfort in dealing with the press.
Gailey served as the Communications Director for Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. As Communications Director, she promoted the Congressman’s legislative priorities and communicated his message to the people of the 9th District of Pennsylvania.
Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Gailey was a reporter for WHTM Harrisburg covering crime and the Pennsylvania State House. Before returning to her home state of Pennsylvania as a reporter, she worked for several years as a field producer for Fox News Channel in Washington D.C. where she worked on stories ranging from the DC Sniper and Michael Vick scandal to being on the ground in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti after the tragic 7.0 earthquake. She began her career in journalism working for NBC News where she worked as a field producer for their affiliate service, NBC News Channel, as an associate producer for their political team covering the 2004 Presidential Election, and as a “one-man-band” for their affiliate in Hagerstown, MD.
Gailey is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and holds a B.A. in Journalism from the Pennsylvania State University. In her free time she devotes her time to various groups that support our veterans and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.