Eric Burns

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Eric Burns

Eric Burns is a political communications and strategy professional with more than a decade of experience working in local, state and national politics. He also serves in an advisory capacity to Media Matters. He recently left Media Matters where he spent four years, first as Communications Director, then Chief of Staff and finally President. He is starting a political communications consultancy, Bullfight Strategies.[1]

Early Life/Family/Personal


Burns holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin .[2]


Burns served as the communications director for the House Rules Committee and ranking member Louise Slaughter (D-NY). Prior to that, Burns was the primary spokesman and a senior adviser to Rep. Chris Bell (D-TX). He is a former investment banker.[2]


Political Stances




America's Future Now!

Eric Burns was one of the 148 speakers who addressed the 2010 America's Future Now Conference.[3]

External Links


  1. Memo Listing of Staffing of Media Matters The Washington Post/The Plum Line, January 28, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 Site Listing of Staffing of Media Matters Scrubbed from the Web Way Back Machine, May 23, 2009
  3. Our Future website: Take Back America 2010 Speakers (accessed on July 12, 2010)