Seth Solomonow joined Bloomberg Associates in February 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in media and transportation communications. At Bloomberg Associates, Seth works with clients to develop press strategies and engagement approaches to help introduce and frame messaging around transportation projects that transform city streets.
As press secretary for the New York City Department of Transportation under Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Seth was the agency’s chief media strategist during a period of unprecedented change. He developed messaging and managed communications as dramatic streetscape transformations became headline and international news. These strategies helped inform the public debate and the successful implementation of some of New York City’s most ambitious initiatives, from the pedestrianization of Times Square to the launch of Citi Bike, the nation’s largest bike share program, and the building of 400 miles of bike lanes.
A graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Seth worked for the New York Times following 9/11, writing and coordinating the Portraits of Grief page in the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning section, “A Nation Challenged.” A native New Yorker and longtime San Francisco resident, Seth is also a former transportation reporter for his hometown newspaper, the Staten Island Advance. He is the co-author of “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution.”