Christopher Cooper provides high-level media and crisis communications advice to help clients define, project and disseminate their narratives. He has managed integrated public affairs campaigns both in the US and overseas for a variety of sovereign governments, international law firms and consultancies, major oil companies and Native American nations, overseas political parties, private equity companies and hedge funds.
Chris spent more than 20 years as a journalist, namely at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered a variety of corporate, general news and political beats and reported from nearly every US state and more than 50 countries overseas. At the Journal, Chris worked in Houston, Washington and in London, where he served as a roving overseas correspondent for the Middle East and Continental Europe.
In the US, Chris reported on national politics and US agencies, including the Pentagon, the Department of State and the White House. In 2008 he covered the US presidential election, ultimately serving as the paper’s lead correspondent on President Barack Obama’s maiden campaign.
Chris also worked at a number of regional newspapers and magazines over the course of his journalistic career. He is co-author of “Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security,” which was selected by The Washington Post as one of the ten best books of 2006.