Judy Lyons joined Putnam Partners as Managing Director after more than two decades in journalism, producing business and political television news in New York and Washington. She knows how to tell attention-getting stories that break through in today’s fast-moving and crowded media market.
As a journalist, Judy experienced all aspects of news producing, from story generation to field production to show development. She helped launch three national news programs and one cable news network and has produced multiple specials. Being on the receiving end of countless pitches gave her a deep understanding of what makes a great story.
Judy spent a year on Air Force Two as the embedded producer for Fox News on Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. She also covered both the Clinton and Bush White Houses for Fox and was part of the team that launched the program, “Fox News Sunday.”
More recently, Judy spent four years covering the intersection of Washington and Wall Street for Bloomberg TV. She produced the weekly program, “Capitol Gains,” which focused on the business impact of government policy, and was part of the network’s highly praised coverage of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare. Judy brings this wealth of production and earned media experience to our political and corporate clients – working across all fields of our firm’s consulting practice.
When she isn’t traveling for work, Judy travels for fun. She recently spent three months driving across the U.S. and Canada, camping in National Forests while homeschooling her two children and fulfilling her dream of writing a novel.
Judy has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a joint M.A. in Journalism and M.B.A. from New York University.
She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, two children and a revolving cast of animal friends.