Alexis Walkenstein is an Emmy-award-winning journalist turned public relations pro and film producer with over twenty years experience executing campaigns internationally.
Alexis received a BA in Communication from Regis College in Weston, MA and attended an elite program for journalism at American University in Washington D.C. where she began her news career at WRC-TV. She established a decade-long award winning news career at WHDH-TV in Boston covering murders, fires, the Kennedys, blizzards, Super Bowls, the World Series, politics and Hasty Puddings. She won an Emmy Award in the “Best Breaking News Category” during her time at WCBS-TV and was a field producer for CBS Evening News and 48 Hours in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States. At WHDH-TV Alexis was the lead producer for news coverage of the international sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and traveled around the U.S. and to the Vatican for breaking coverage of the in-depth story. After her last big assignment covering the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II, she traded in her TV news career when she was named director of communications for the Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach. Alexis managed crisis communications for the 5-county diocese and served as chief spokesperson, a role she held for five years. Alexis worked extensively with local, national and international mainstream outlets as well as religious publications and Catholic media.
Alexis led media and communication strategies as Vice President for two public relations firms which sparked the desire to begin her own company from Los Angeles. Her reach is international and she has executed publicity, strategy and partnerships in Canada, S. Korea, Mexico and Italy.
Alexis previously hosted a weekly radio show called Mary’s Touch that was broadcast on over 60 radio stations around the world. She won a Gabriel Award for her program featuring Charles Mully, the subject of the film documentary Mully. Her recent book Fulton J. Sheen by Pauline Media was endorsed by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley; Bishop Robert Reed, president of CatholicTV; Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito of Palm Beach; Raymond Arroyo, New York Times best-selling author and contributor to FOX News; Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com; and Mark Hart, president of LifeTeen International.
Alexis is frequently quoted in print publications and appears regularly on radio, television, podcasts and before in-person audiences on topics of media, culture, Hollywood, faith and women in business.