Steve Atkinson is an award-winning communications expert who brings more than 30 years of broadcast journalism, storytelling, and public speaking experience to the Seismic Collaborative. As Vice President of Executive Media Engagement, Steve is responsible for preparing CEO’s and executive teams for impactful media exposure through comprehensive, meticulous and personalized training, and to reach their consumers on an emotional level.
As a former Anchor/Reporter for ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates across the nation Steve has won over a dozen Emmy Awards and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for his reporting and imaginative storytelling. He has also conducted exclusive interviews with everyone from presidents to world class athletes, billionaire entrepreneurs, and change-making executives. He applies both his experience in a modern newsroom and his relentless curiosity about people, platforms and processes to elevate Seismic clients' stories across all media formats - print, broadcast, podcasts, social, and emerging digital channels.
Steve is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University with a B.S in Digital Audiences. He lives in San Diego, California with his wife Katherine.
Why is communications your purpose?
As long as I can remember I have been a storyteller. Telling other people’s stories has had a profound impact on my life and career because for me there is no greater connection than an emotional connection. Sharing that through telling your own story can be both inspiring and motivating for others. Let’s make that connection together.