More on John Reid

Following his time on TV John embarked on a unique professional journey leading international communications and public relations efforts as a partner in the DC based Qorvis Communications. He toured around the world living, working, and traveling to over 70 countries and now has the distinction of being in the small group of people on Earth who have visited all 7 continents. 

In 2014 and 2015, John lived in the heart of Manhattan and served America's newest generation of veterans as the Chief Communications Officer for the national charity and advocacy group: The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. There he led the strategic communications plan that secured additional federal funding for mental health care for vets and started new efforts to reform the VA Hospital system. 

Previously , John spent three years as the Communications Director for U.S. Senator George Allen of Virginia. During his time on Capitol Hill, Reid also served as President of the bi-partisan U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association. 

John worked as the Senior Director of editorial communications for the world's largest business federation: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he led a team of specialized press secretaries and served as the executive editor of their monthly magazine. 

Reid is a graduate of Baylor University with a degree in political science. At Baylor he was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and was a student activist and politician. Upon graduation, he was selected to serve as an intern to former President Ronald Reagan where he worked as an assistant to the press secretary in the Reagan office in Los Angeles. 

In 2004 he became an adjunct professor of Media Ethics at Virginia Commonwealth University. 

At the height of war violence in 2007 and again in 2008, he traveled to Iraq (Irbil and Baghdad) to present communications and organizational seminars to members of the new Iraqi Parliament. He is an Eagle Scout, a former member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Radio Television News Directors Association, a regional judge for the Emmy Awards, and has served on the development board of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. 

He's been scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, danced with the native tribes of Ethiopia, climbed to the summit of Africa's highest peak; Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and adds more adventures every year. Today he's excited to be a part of the WRVA Entercom adventure in Richmond.