Alexis Walkenstein is an Emmy award-winning journalist turned public relations pro working to evangelize the culture with positive media. With over 20 years combined media experience in major markets such as Washington D.C., New York, and Atlanta, Alexis’ career began in Boston at WHDH-TV (NBC), where she managed story assignments and editorial content managing the station’s coverage of historic events such as the 9-11 terror attack, the death of John Kennedy Jr., the crash of TWA #800, the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and the death and funeral of now Saint John Paul II. Alexis went on to serve the Diocese of Palm Beach as director of communications and chief spokesperson, a position she held for five years under Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito. Alexis led communications endeavors for The Maximus Group in Atlanta, GA and Schneider Associates in Boston, MA where she placed stories in the Associated Press, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Bloomberg, New York Daily News as well as national broadcast outlets such as TODAY, Good Morning America, Nightline, Fox Newschannel, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and more. Alexis currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and runs her own media and marketing firm AWE! which specializes in media and marketing campaigns for film, television, brands and personalties. Movie campaigns include: Soul Surfer; October Baby; Of Gods and Men; The Way; For Greater Glory; Courageous; The Mighty Macs; Restless Heart; The return of Family Movie Night on NBC/, Little Boy; Captive; The Young Messiah; Ben-Hur; The Shack; The Stray; Mully; I’ll Push You; The Star; The Dating Project; Forever My Girl; I Can Only Imagine; and Paul, Apostle of Christ. Publishing campaigns include: My Brother the Pope, Unplanned, Finding Fatima, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, Sinner, Why the Rosary, Why Now, Tied in Knots, Grit & Glory: Cross Training Your Body and Soul, and The Fisherman’s Tomb.
Alexis is a native of Framingham, MA where she was raised in the faith at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church. She earned a BA in Communication from Regis College in Weston, MA and attended a prestigious Washington Semester in Journalism at American University in Washington D.C.
Follow Alexis on Twitter @walkenstein and tune in to hear her host “Mary’s Touch” national Catholic radio show each week. Visit www.MarysTouch.org for show times.
Alexis is passionate about using modern communications to evangelize the culture and her contemporary heroes are Saint John Paul II and Ven. Fulton J. Sheen. She serves on the advisory board for the cause for canonization of Fulton John Sheen and her book project with Pauline Media featuring the spirituality of Ven. Fulton Sheen debuted on April 1, 2018. Fulton J. Sheen from the Ex Libris series was endorsed by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito, Bishop Robert Reed, Mark Hart, Lisa M. Hendey, Raymond Arroyo and Lino Rulli.
Alexis travels around the U.S. to speak to various groups about keeping your faith in contemporary culture, film and media landscape, women’s issues, prayer and the Sacraments, apostolic life in the Holy Spirit, Marian devotion, Ven. Fulton J. Sheen and Saint John Paul II. To book Alexis as a speaker for a retreat, conference or parish event, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org