Liz Brunner is the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications. Leveraging more than 25 years of media and communications experience, expertise, and leadership, Brunner is sought by high-profile individuals and organizations to build meaningful reputations within their markets. In addition to directly working with clients, Brunner oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm, provides group workshops on reputation and brand building, and speaks at corporate conventions.
Prior to launching Brunner Communications, Brunner served as both a main news anchor for the #1 rated 6 pm newscast in the Boston market and as a reporter for WCVB-TV, NewsCenter5. For more than 20 years, Brunner covered countless major breaking news stories and conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures, professional athletes, and global political leaders, including President Barack Obama. Recognized as one of the nation’s most accomplished journalists, Brunner’s distinguished approach of educating and communicating relevant events and information to viewers has yielded countless industry awards as well as a devoted following across the Boston market.
Brunner’s list of industry recognitions includes multiple New England Emmies, two national Gracies from the Alliance for Women in Media, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Associated Press Award, and a Communications Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television. Additionally, Brunner serves as the executive vice president for Boston Women in Media & Entertainment.
Brunner is widely regarded as a community leader. By skillfully leveraging her public platform, Brunner engages with large audiences to promote numerous charitable efforts across New England. Brunner is a renowned and frequent speaker at some of Boston’s largest philanthropic events, and her engagement in the community has been instrumental to the continued success of some of the city’s most deserving non-profit organizations.
Brunner is also a classically trained vocal performer and former high school music educator with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Performances include singing with the Boston Pops, the national anthem at professional league and college sporting events, and musical theatre productions. While Brunner devotes the majority of her time to her clients, she is also readily available for media appearances and speaking engagements.