Eric Dezenhall is an author, journalist and damage control expert based in Washington, D.C.
He is the CEO of Dezenhall Resources, a nationally recognized high stakes communications firm. He frequently lectures in academic and business circles, and regularly appears as a damage control expert in the international media. He has appeared on network television and radio outlets including NPR, CNN, FOX, CNBC, and MSNBC; and has been quoted in publications including Fortune, USA Today, Forbes, and the Washington Post. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today and is a regular contributor to the Daily Beast and Huffington Post.
An author of ten books, including three non-fiction texts on crisis communications and corporate witch hunts.
Eric's books have been widely cited in business, media and academic circles. In addition to his non-fiction books he is also the author of six novels. His sixth novel, The Devil Himself (Thomas Dunne, St. Martin's), which deals with the collaboration between the U.S. Navy and organized crime during World War II to secure American ports from Nazi attack, was published in July 2011 and is currently in pre-production to become a film . He discussed the novel as a featured author at the 2011 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
As an investigative journalist:
He wrote articles about the newly discovered diaries of the late mobster Meyer Lansky, which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, the Baltimore Sun, The New Republic, and Ethical Corporation. Mafia's Greatest Hits, a documentary he co-produced on organized crime aired on the Discovery Channel and he's featured in the Netflix mini-series, The Cuba Libre Story. Eric is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied political science and the news media. He serves as a Trustee of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, an organization devoted to fostering educational and career opportunities for outstanding young African-American men. Eric was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.
Fun Facts About Eric:
He was the valedictorian of the bottom half of his class at Dartmouth, an achievement for which he was widely resented. His books have appeared in libraries and bookstores adjacent to those by Darwin, DeLillo, Dickens, Didion, Doctorow, and Dos Passos. In his spare time, he makes up words such as "nostralgia" (having fond memories of one's nostrils) and "handsomniac" (being so handsome you can't sleep). He lives near Washington, DC, with his family and a herd of alpacas.