Wendell has impressed the nation with his spot-on insider reporting and analysis of the health care industry, and the myriad ways his former colleagues in public relations functions in every industry spin the truth, to the detriment of us all.
Wendell has been featured on many news and editorial programs, including on PBS (The Bill Moyers Journal and The NewsHour), MSNBC (multiple appearances, including on Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, David Shuster, and The Ed Show), CNN (House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Anderson Cooper 360, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer), HBO (The Bill Maher Show), C-SPAN (Washington Journal) ABC (Good Morning America), CBS (The Evening News and The Morning Show), NBC, FOX, and the BBC, and on radio shows such as National Public Radio (Marketplace and All Things Considered), the Diane Rehm Show, Democracy Now!, Pacifica, and the Montel Williams Show. Wendell’s analysis has been quoted in many daily periodicals, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, The Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Herald, the Wall Street Journal, ProPublica, The Hill, and in local dailies, as well as by wire services, such as the Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg, and in weekly and monthly journals, such as the Columbia Journalism Review, TIME, Newsweek, Business Week, PRWeek, Rolling Stone, The Nation, The Progressive, Mother Jones, and GQ, among others.
A one-man media tour de force, Wendell shines a spotlight on the inner workings of an industry that spends enormous resources to keep its secrets well away from the media, from your elected representatives and from you.
Business executives, policy makers, journalists, students and many others have been riveted and inspired by Wendell’s candid, thought-provoking and entertaining remarks on a number of topics, including his own personal journey from senior executive at a Fortune 100 company to his current role as an advocate and watchdog. Recent presentations include:
- What Was That All About? Lessons Learned from the Great Health Care Debate
- The Wages of Spin: My Personal Journey from Awareness to Action
- Fear: When to Use It, When to Lose It — and How to Do It
- Shareholder Value and Corporate Values: Is There a Business Case for Ethics?
- Triple Bottom Line Communicating: People, Planet, Profit — and PR
- The Ethical Corporation: The Business Case for Doing the Right Thing
- The Hidden Persuaders 2.0: How Corporate Spin Undermines Good Public Policy
Never far from his 35 years in the communications world, Wendell helps socially responsible organizations develop effective communications strategies using the proven, sophisticated techniques employed to great effect by large corporations and savvy, well-funded political organizations.