Liv Kittel is a creative communications strategist with a passion for finding smart solutions to big problems and empowering those around her to spark meaningful social change. Liv has an expertise in media analysis and an affinity for researching and writing.
Prior to joining Spitfire, Liv spent several years at Media Matters for America, cultivating prowess in media analysis, crisis communications and combatting media misinformation. Liv lead a large department of researchers and media monitors, and developed rapid response communications plans to defend a wide range of progressive priorities and organizations. A self-proclaimed generalist, Liv has a unique ability to synthesize large amounts of information and deftly extract salient messages on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from reproductive rights, to Latino media representation, to Net Neutrality.
At Media Matters, Liv developed extensive experience in shaping and changing news narratives, and her work has been cited by and influenced narratives in The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and more.
Liv has spent years honing leadership skills and is at her best when she’s empowering others to achieve their goals. After spearheading Media Matters’ first-ever standardized onboarding, development and mentorship programs, Liv discovered she is never more energized than when she is driving equity in the workplace, whether that’s mentoring women or consulting executive leadership on implicit biases and improving employee retention.
In her free time, Liv enjoys spending as much time as possible outdoors with her dog, Paige. You can usually find her enjoying D.C.’s parks, camping, hiking, yoga-ing or dreaming up a way to professionally combine her passion for national parks conservation, dogs and empowering women.
Liv is a Philadelphia native and graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland with a B.A. in political science.