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 where directs outreach and publicity for Motive Entertainment, an agency that markets and promotes faith based feature films. Campaigns include: Soul Surfer, October Baby, Of Gods and Men, The Way, For Greater Glory, Courageous, The Mighty Macs, Restless Heart, Little Boy, Captive, The Young Messiah, Ben-Hur and The Shack.
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 board for the cause for canonization of Fulton John Sheen and is working on a book project with Pauline Media featuring the spirituality of Ven. Fulton Sheen.
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, Pope John Paul II. To book Alexis as a speaker for a retreat, conference or parish event, email her at email@example.com