Marcy McGinnis

Professional Career Coach, Former Senior Vice President, CBS News

Marcy McGinnis is a certified professional career, leadership, and communications coach who uses her extensive experience as a broadcast media executive and academic leader to help others with their professional career goals and communication needs. She is an avid believer that strong presentation and communication skills are critical to professional and personal success.

As a career coach, Marcy guides professionals in all stages of their career development. She helps clients from entry-level to C-Suite to focus on and develop individual strategies for leading effectively, securing promotions, managing staff, managing up, identifying professional opportunities, career changes, job searches, networking, and striving for personal and professional happiness.

Marcy helps professionals improve their presentation and storytelling skills. She trains clients to interact with people in one-on-one or group settings and on multiple outlets including television, radio, podcasts, digital, or print. She facilitates leadership, communication, and media training workshops for individuals, groups, and organizations.

Marcy had a career at CBS News that spanned three decades. In her senior leadership role at CBS News where she ran news coverage and newsgathering, she also helped train, coach, and mentor personnel from entry to top levels. After CBS News, Marcy was founding associate dean of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, where she taught and trained hundreds of future TV, radio, print, and digital journalists. At Stony Brook, Marcy played a crucial role in the creation of the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science and was part of the team that trained scientists to communicate their work in the U.S. and around the world from 2009 to 2020.