TJ joined Risa Heller Communications as a Senior Vice President in June 2021, and has spent the last decade as a public relations and communications strategist at the highest levels of politics, media and business. He served as National Press Secretary for the Biden for President campaign beginning when the campaign launched in April 2019 through the campaign’s victory in November 2020. TJ was also a senior spokesperson for the Biden-Harris Transition, and served briefly in the White House as deputy press secretary. Prior to joining the Biden campaign, TJ was senior communications director at NBC News where he oversaw communications strategy for “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” breaking news and special coverage. Previously, he worked on Showtime’s political docuseries “The Circus” and was the communications director for Bloomberg News’ political coverage during the 2016 campaign.
TJ began his career on the communications team at the Motion Picture Association, and was also a spokesperson for Viacom and Washington DC’s bid for the 2024 Olympic games. He graduated from George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.