Some of Dane Strother’s earliest memories are sweating out Election Day. He was raised carrying lights as a crewmember on film shoots. He spent his formative years doing grunt work in campaigns and then learned communications in journalism school and as a reporter.
The marriage of these talents culminated in his long ago being named a “Rising Star,” a “Mover and Shaker,” and the winner of multiple other awards.
While one might think his accent and boots place him only in Southern races, his television and strategy have been employed in 42 states and six countries.
Dane is regularly quoted in America’s major publications, including Business Week, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and wire services. He’s been on the NBC nightly news numerous times and all of the cable news shows including Fox, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN.
Dane has been published in more than a dozen newspapers and recently had a nationally recognized opinion piece on removing the Confederate Flag and a second piece chronicling the dangers of Donald Trump threatening the First Amendment. A New York Times op-ed piece on campaign finance written by Dane is credited with helping fuel the debate of money in politics.
He has lectured at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins’ SAIS program in Bologna, Italy, American University, and George Washington University. He serves on the Board of the Journalism School at Louisiana State University.
Before joining the firm Dane was a member of a Pulitzer Prize winning staff at the Lawrence-Eagle Tribune in Lawrence, Massachusetts where he covered New Hampshire politics.
Dane is proud to follow in the footsteps of his father, Raymond Strother, who helped create the political media industry as one of the first advertising agencies to switch focus solely to campaigns.
Based in Washington, D.C., Dane lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife LeeAnn and son Dylan. He regularly visits his son Nick at Tulane, despite it paining him to do so as an alum of LSU.