Howard Bragman

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Howard Bragman
Born (1956-02-24) February 24, 1956 (age 59)
Flint, Michigan
Ethnicity Jewish
Alma mater University of Michigan
Occupation Author, media pundit, publicist

Howard Bragman (born February 24, 1956)[1] is an American public relations practitioner, television pundit, writer and lecturer.

Life and career[edit]

Bragman was born to a Jewish family[2] and raised in Flint, Michigan, the son of Myrna (Wolin) and Leonard Bragman.[3] He graduated with a B.A from the University of Michigan in 1978. After serving as a vice president in the Chicago and Los Angeles offices of Burson-Marsteller Public Relations, Bragman founded Bragman Nyman Cafarelli (BNC) in 1989. In 2001, BNC was purchased by Interpublic Group, a holding company for marketing firms. In 2005, Bragman established Fifteen Minutes, a strategic media and public relations agency. Bragman was an Adjunct Professor in Public Relations at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for Communication from 1998 to 2003. He is the author of the book, "Where's My Fifteen Minutes? (2008).

Serving as a crisis counselor, Bragman has provided litigation support for various cases and individuals including Joseph Steffan; the Lewinsky family; and Sharon Smith in Smith v. Knoller.

Bragman recently assumed the position of vice chairman of the management firm,

Bragman's niece is actress Lizzy Caplan.[4]

Community work[edit]

Bragman has been active in the AIDS/HIV community, on lesbian and gay civil rights, Jewish causes and First Amendment protections. He has received awards and honors from AIDS Project Los Angeles, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, and Congregation Kol Ami.[5] Bragman has founded the Jewish Image Awards, honoring positive portrayals of Jews in television and film.

Public appearances[edit]

Bragman has made appearances on local and network news programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Today Show, and Larry King Live, as well as in national and local magazines and newspapers. He has been a speaker for numerous groups, including the United States Conference of Mayors and the UJC. Bragman is a news consultant for ABC News and has a regular segment on Showbiz Tonight called "The Spin Doctor is in."


  1. ^ Haire, Julie (January 21, 2009). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, HOWARD BRAGMAN, FIFTEEN MINUTES PUBLIC RELATIONS CEO?". Mediabistro. Retrieved December 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Power Up Films: Howard Bragman retrieved August 27, 2015 | "I grew up fat, Jewish and gay in Flint, Michigan feeling like I had three strikes against me and then I moved to Hollywood where I realized it was three rungs on the ladder of success. Thanks POWER UP for recognizing this"
  3. ^ "Leonard Bragman". Sun-Sentinel. 
  4. ^ "Howard Bragman on Twitter". Twitter. 
  5. ^ "Congregation Kol Ami". Congregation Kol Ami. 

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