Kent Fischer joined GMMB as a vice president in 2009 after a 15-year career as one of the nation’s top education writers. He is a three-time winner of national EWA awards, and covered education for The Dallas Morning News, the St. Petersburg Times and other newspapers. As a reporter, his stories probing corruption in Dallas schools helped spark several federal investigations and resulted in the firings and indictments of more than a dozen district employees. At GMMB, he helps lead the firm’s education improvement and advocacy work.
Fischer’s reporting know-how, education expertise and communications experience give him a unique understanding of how education politics, policy and the media intersect and interact. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.