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Mary Knowles Principal New York

Mary Knowles

Mary brings deep experience in creative message development, media training, earned media, issue framing, strategic communications strategy, and project management. She is passionate about her work in climate change, education, labor, and politics.

Before joining Kivvit, Mary was the long-time senior segment producer for the HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher. In this position, she booked and prepared hundreds of national-level politicians, policymakers, journalists, and thought leaders for success on live television.

She began her career at more traditional news outlets, such as CBS News, ABC News, and WNET. She has also helped train more than 100 women in New Jersey to run for office through her work with Emerge New Jersey, and she worked as a communications consultant for a New York State Senate candidate.

Mary grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and she now lives in northern New Jersey. She is a C-SPAN superfan who loves to garden and travel, and she’s visited 49 of the 50 U.S. states.



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