Emily Lavelle is seasoned publicist, who specializes in serious and timely non-fiction projects, particularly on the subjects of business, economics, politics, psychology and behavioral economics, leadership, journalism, science, and human rights.
After graduating Suma Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s College in 2007, she began her career at Random House, where she spent four years publicizing a broad range of books and authors before moving to PublicAffairs, where she developed a passion for serious, impactful nonfiction and felt a calling to elevate the voices of thought leaders, experts, academics and journalists writing about the most important issues of our time.
She has worked with distinguished authors such as economist Stephanie Kelton (author of the 2020 New York Times bestseller, THE DEFICIT MYTH), Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, New York Times economics reporter Jim Tankersley, MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner Tiya Miles, NBCC winner Harriet Washington, Former British Ambassador to the United States Kim Darroch, Evgeny Morozov, Ralph Nadar, Kate Raworth, Donna Hicks, Mychal Denzel Smith, Andi Zeisler, Former Ambassador to Afghanistan Peter Tomsen, Max Blumenthal, Uri Gneezy and John List, Tamim Ansary, Frans de Waal, Cesar Milan, Deepak Chopra, Martha Stewart, and many others.
She has secured national media for her books and authors, including national broadcast outlets such as NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, PBS, ABC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and more; national radio outlets such as a broad range of shows on National Public Radio, Sirius XM Radio, PRI, and more; and print coverage in national print and online publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Fortune, Axios, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Forbes, USA Today, TIME, Financial Times, The Economist, and POLITICO, as well as influential regional outlets such as Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times, among many others. She has secured a range of podcast interviews for her clients including influential outlets such as Reuters Exchange, Axios Re[Cap], Slate Money, and Munk Debates.
Emily takes pride in working creatively and thoughtfully with her authors on every step of the publicity process—from messaging and press material creation, op-ed generation, thoughtful and timely pitching, interview preparation, and execution of high-level media placement. She leaves no stone unturned in seeking top-tier, quality media opportunities for her authors in order to amplify their messages and elevate their platforms.
When she doesn’t have her nose in a book or newspaper, she’s serving as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Cabin, a literary arts non-profit, hiking with her rescue dog, Redford, or peeping through the lens of her telescope.