Robert Traynham is BPC’s vice president of communications. He is a respected political veteran and communications expert who has designed and executed impactful programs for elected leaders, political organizations, and major corporations for nearly two decades.
Before joining BPC, Traynham served as Washington, D.C. bureau chief for Comcast Networks, where he developed the news and public affairs content. During his eight-year tenure, he served as host for Comcast Newsmakers and the Emmy-nominated Roll Call TV with Robert Traynham. Under his leadership, Comcast grew its nationwide audience for these programs and attracted top-tier advertisers.
Traynham’s career in public service began as a White House intern during the Clinton administration. He later served as a senior aide and press secretary for former Senator Rick Santorum, and as deputy chief of staff and communications director for the Senate Republican Conference. In that role, he was the highest-ranking African-American Republican staffer in Congress. Traynham also served as senior advisor to several congressional and presidential campaigns.
Traynham served as president of the U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association. Leading political publications, including Roll Call and National Journal, regularly ranked him as one of the most influential staff members in Congress.
A native of suburban Philadelphia, Traynham holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Cheyney University in Cheyney, PA. He earned his master’s degree in political communications from George Mason University, and is a Ph.D. candidate studying presidential and Anglo-American history. Traynham was recognized by George Mason University with a Distinguished Alumni of the Year award, and by Cheyney University as an alumnus of distinction.
Traynham is a frequent political analyst and commentator for cable TV, radio, and print media outlets.