Danielle Coffey is executive vice president and general counsel for the News Media Alliance, which represents 2,000 news media outlets worldwide. Coffey leads the organization’s advocacy and strategy. While focusing on a digital future for news, which includes building a more favorable legislative and regulatory environment for the digital distribution of news content, her government affairs and policy advocacy is driven by news publishers’ core mission of a flourishing, free and independent press.
Before joining the News Media Alliance, Coffey was vice president and general counsel for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) where she led advocacy efforts for member companies on issues that affected the internet ecosystem, broadband deployment, content regulation and international trade. She was responsible for informing and educating government representatives about member companies’ technologies and advocated for policies that facilitate innovation. Coffey is a member of the board of directors of the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI).
Coffey earned her JD from the Catholic University Law School, with a specialization in Communications Law. She was born and raised in California and obtained her undergraduate degree from San Diego State University.
Coffey was an event speaker at the Dialogue.