About Alicia Mundy

Award-winning author, reporter and columnist on health, the pharmaceutical industry, election advertising, lobbying and the media, — Experienced in framing, pitching and selling issues in Washington.

  • As reporter, produced media packages and projects on subjects that provoked legislative initiatives, Congressional inquiries, criminal and civil investigations
  • Explained “Where you lost the story, and what you could have done” at the Public Relations Society of America, to groups of corporate defense attorneys, tort lawyers, lobbyists and federal regulators
  • Beyond journalism, produced plans to help mitigate PR crises for healthcare companies
  • Managed story placement on issues on the health industry, pharmaceuticals, charities, the media and environment in major print and TV outlets
  • Helped a federal agency change direction of major national story on controversial medical treatment and handle pressure from influential lobbying interests
  • Helped develop strategy for major sector of health industry to avoid new Congressional and regulatory restrictions in communications
  • Washington Post said “Her writing is witty, vitriolic”


  • Tracked U.S.-European military and economic relations as an outside consultant towards end of the Cold War for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • Used Content Analysis to study shifts in West German policy on key U.S. security issues, including Germany’s support to build Soviet natural gas pipeline
  • Co-authored “The View from the Other Side” on Europe’s divergence from the U.S. on ties to the U.S.S.R. Published by U.S. ACDA


  • B.S. Foreign Service Georgetown University
  • M.A. International Relations The London Program of University of Southern California