Warren Woodberry Jr. has worked as a professional journalist and in government communications with more than 20 years of extensive media experience.
As Director of Communications for New York State Senate Member of the 10th District in 2018 he developed media strategies and secured media placements on the $13 billion + in redevelopment investments at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In 2013 he worked with an American aerospace & military defense company in Quantico.
In 2011, Warren joined New York elected officials and community leaders in introducing legislation that would bar companies that invest in Iranian energy sector from doing business with state or local governments.
On a Mission to Israel in 2010, Warren joined New York leaders in discussions with Israeli Ministers for Foreign Policy, Affairs, Defense and Security during Peace Talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Washington D.C.
Warren served as a Deputy Press Secretary to the New York State Senate and a key communications team member that helped secure the historic Senate Democratic Majority during the failed coup of the Senate Republican Minority Conference in June 2009.
Previously, Warren was Communications Specialist for the Federal Aviation Administration, Atlanta, Georgia, having represented the agency for the Southeast U.S., Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in 2008.
Warren from 2000 to 2007 was a New York Daily News Staff Writer where he covered some of the city’s most historic news events from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center to the New York Police Department shooting death of Sean Bell.
In 2005 Warren participated in a press tour of Taiwan as Chinese legislation authorized Beijing to use military force to prevent the island from declaring independence.
From 2001 to 2003 Warren served as the Vice-President of Print for the New York Association of Black Journalists.
In 2002 he received fellowships from the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, Adelphia, Maryland and the Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida.
At Hartford Courant, Hartford Connecticut, Warren in 1998 won a Freedom of Information Act complaint against a local town government for the disclosure of personnel records for employees who sabotaged search efforts to replace a district manager.
At the Asbury Park Press, Neptune, New Jersey, Warren in 1997 was recognized by the New Jersey Press Association for breaking news coverage for, “Massive Search for Missing Boy” The Abduction and Murder of Edward Werner.
His reporting stints included New York Newsday, New York, New York, 1994 and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995.
During the anticipated build-up to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Warren covered game-related events and weekly press conferences of Mayors Maynard Jackson and Bill Campbell.
His holdings include Woodberry & Associates Global Consulting & Development Services, Inc. a Wall Street-based public relations and a strategic planning firm, as well as Millennium Magazine, a lifestyle & entertainment publication with interests in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Miami of which he is Publisher.
He is distinguished as an expert in his field and member of the Society of Industry Professionals; he holds a certification in Commercial Fine Art/Advertising. Warren was a member of the United Nations Association-US; served as a board member and chair of the publicity committee for the American Association of University Women, New York City Branch; was honored as an “Emerging Leader” at the AAUW New York State Conference for 2010; served as a board member and chaired of the public relations committee for the 100 Black Men of Long Island, New York.
Warren was honored with the ‘Rising Stars’ award as an under age 40 person to watch presented by Queens Courier, and was among a select group of 50 eligible bachelors in America chosen by Marie Claire Magazine and Upscale Magazine.
Warren earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts/Journalism from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is a native of Queens, New York.