Vice President Naush Boghossian brings a deep understanding of the workings of the newsroom and a knack for how to frame an issue to get organizations the right type of exposure. Naush brings 15 years of experience in journalism, public relations and strategic communications planning to her work. She also specializes in media relations, crisis management and messaging with a deep focus on education reform.
Naush’s strategic counsel has helped charter management organizations, foundations and education policy research groups develop and achieve their communications goals, and she’s spearheaded several crisis responses for clients. She has achieved media placements in The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, La Opinión, The Huffington Post, Education Week, The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, as well as countless other local and national broadcast outlets.
Naush previously worked for seven years as a journalist at The Los Angeles Daily News, focusing her last three years on education, and The Los Angeles Unified School District in particular. Through her work, she provoked positive educational reform by calling out elected officials when they engaged in rhetoric rather than action.
While leading the education coverage at the Daily News, she helped give the newspaper a strong editorial voice by developing stories on the booming charter movement as well as reporting on the academic and policy struggles of the school district. She covered Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's efforts to gain a greater role in the school district and highlighted the many reform efforts proposed at The Los Angeles Unified School District.
Prior to working at the Daily News, Naush was a reporter for The New York Daily News, The New York Observer and City Limits, a New York City-based public policy magazine.
Naush has a B.A. from UCLA in English, with a concentration in public policy and an M.A. from NYU in Journalism.