John Seigenthaler Relocates from New York to Finn Partners’ Nashville Office – DVL Seigenthaler; Named Partner


John Seigenthaler Relocates from New York to Finn Partners’ Nashville Office – DVL Seigenthaler; Named Partner

Former NBC News Anchor returns to home state as partner of Tennessee’s largest communications agency.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 15, 2018) — Finn Partners’ senior counsel and nationally award-winning broadcast journalist John Seigenthaler has relocated from New York headquarters to become a partner at the agency’s Nashville office – DVL Seigenthaler, Tennessee’s largest communications firm.

Seigenthaler, whose extensive career in journalism included more than a decade with NBC News including as longstanding weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News, was most recently affiliated with Finn Partners’ New York office as Senior Counsel and strategic advisor to the agency’s top clients.

Seigenthaler, a native of Nashville, recently relocated to his home state after more than 20 years in the New York tri-state area. He brings his expertise to DVL Seigenthaler’s local, national, and international clients, advising corporations on communications strategy, messaging, presentation, social media, and reputation and crisis management.

“We are so happy that John is back in Nashville!” said Beth S. Courtney, managing partner of DVL Seigenthaler. “John is a gifted strategic communicator who also knows Tennessee like the back of his hand, and cares about it passionately. We’re delighted to offer our current and future clients access to his extraordinary range of communications acumen and experience.”

Seigenthaler joined NBC News in 1996 and was named anchor of NBC Nightly News Saturday and Sunday broadcasts, and NBC News Special Correspondent where he appeared on TODAY, Meet The Press, Dateline, MSNBC and CNBC. During his 11 years at NBC he covered some of the most consequential events of the time, including presidential campaigns and conventions, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and terrorist attacks around the world. He opened the New York office of Nashville-based Seigenthaler Public Relations in 2008, and was the Primetime Anchor for Aljazeera America beginning in 2013.  Seigenthaler joined Finn Partners in 2016. He began his broadcast journalism career in Nashville, reporting and anchoring for WKRN-TV and WSMV-TV.

“John’s return to his hometown as a partner in our Nashville office is a win-win for Finn Partners,” said Peter Finn, founding partner of the firm, which was established in 2011 and has since vaulted to one of the largest independent public relations firms in the world. “Not only does he bring a wealth of talent to one of the largest offices in our network, but he will continue to serve our global clients with a high level of strategic counsel, particularly in corporate reputation and crisis management.”

Seigenthaler has won numerous journalism awards, including the RFK Journalism award, two Emmys, 2 National Headliner awards, an Iris Award, an award from the President’s Committee on the Disabled, and an award from the American Bar Association.  He is a member of the Newseum Board and Newseum Institute Board, and the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors.  Additionally, he is an RFK Journalism Award judge and a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Seigenthaler is a graduate of Duke University.

About DVL Seigenthaler
DVL Seigenthaler, a Finn Partners Company is the largest public relations and advertising agency in Tennessee. As part of a global company, DVL Seigenthaler’s talented public relations, marketing, advertising, creative and digital professionals provide local, regional and national clients with exceptional reach and results. DVL Seigenthaler has particular industry expertise in the healthcare, consumer products and services, tech, education, professional and financial services, environmental, and transportation sectors. For more information, visit us at

About Finn Partners, Inc.
Founded in 2011 on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners has more than tripled in size in six years, becoming one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company’s record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the Finn Partners world through a common philosophy. With 575 professionals, Finn Partners provides its clients with global access and capabilities in the U.S., Europe and Asia, in addition to PROI Worldwide. Headquartered in New York, Finn Partners’ other offices are located in: Chicago, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Jerusalem, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore and Washington D.C. Find us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @finnpartners.


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