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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jun 10, 2019

John Goodwin is the Vice President of Communications for the Weather Channel. He discusses the importance of networking, and offers insights he's picked up from a career working in Congress and in various government affairs roles. 

  • John was raised in Cranston, Rhode Island.
  • He graduated with a BA in Political Science from Marymount University, and earned a graduate degree in Public Policy Analysis from George Mason University.
  • His first job in government relations was interning for a trade association.
  • He served as a Public Affairs Manager for the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
  • John Served as a Press Secretary, a Communications Director and later as a Chief of Staff in the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • He gained campaign experience working for Connecticut Congressman Rob Simmons in 2006.
  • He served as Vice President for The Herald Group from 2013-2017.

In a job driven by the weather, every day is different. Part of John’s job includes coordinating with governors, members of congress and other elected officials to get the Weather Channels's message out to their constituents during hazardous weather conditions. 

The Weather Channel offers summer internships in communications in both New York and Atlanta, and John encourages you to apply!

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