Thom Weidlich is a Managing Director of PRCG | Haggerty and former reporter at Bloomberg News specializing in media-relations strategy, legal communications and crisis management. He joined the firm from Sitrick & Company, a nationally known crisis and bankruptcy communications firm. Prior to this, Thom was a longtime reporter, where he covered the trials of Enron’s Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling and of media mogul Conrad Black. He also covered bankruptcy, securities cases, structured-finance litigation, and the federal courthouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
A journalist for more than 20 years, Mr. Weidlich previously had been a reporter at The National Law Journal, where his beats included law firms and employment law; PRWeek magazine, which covers the public-relations industry; and Direct, a direct-marketing publication. He also had been a freelance journalist, writing for The New York Times, ABA Journal and other media outlets. Mr. Weidlich holds a M.A. in History from Columbia University and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The New School in New York. He was a 2010 fellow in the Journalist Law School program at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. In 2001, he won the Bertrand Russell Society book award for his book on the British philosopher, published the previous year.