Marilyn Salenger is the founder of Strategic Communications Services, Inc. (SCS, Inc.). She is a leading strategic communications and marketing expert with a background that has spanned the media, corporate, political, and non-profit sectors. Her cumulative years of top-level experience provides clients with unique insight and guidance designed to meet their specific needs.
An Emmy Award winning news correspondent and anchorwoman for the CBS Owned and Operated stations, Marilyn began her career as a broadcast journalist. Reporting on major news events, she has interviewed three Presidents of the United States, numerous heads of state as well as CEOs of major corporations.
Breaking ground for women throughout her career, Marilyn Salenger was the first woman hired by CBS for their newsroom in Cincinnati, Ohio. She later created, co-produced and anchored the first all-women’s television news program in the United States. Marilyn became the first woman to solo anchor a newscast in Boston, Massachusetts and the city’s first television news Washington correspondent. In New York City, she was the first woman to become a lead anchor on an evening news broadcast. Marilyn is the recipient of numerous additional awards, including the National Women in Communications Award for an Outstanding Television New Series, “RAPE”. The series resulted in the City of Boston’s first hospital-based rape crisis program.
Rounding out her years on television, Marilyn Salenger became one of the first correspondents reporting on news of the entertainment business for Paramount’s nationally syndicated program, “Entertainment Tonight.” She went on to head Salenger Video Productions creating video and television product for corporate clients. The company was honored with three Chicago International Film Festival Awards as well as Mercury and Questar awards recognizing “World Class Achievement in Professional Communications.”
Marilyn Salenger is the author of a new book, “ POLITICAL & OTHERWISE: Breaking Down The Trump Era Chaos One Piece At A Time.” Her columns and articles have appeared in the Washington Post, USA TODAY, Newsday and Forbes. Marilyn was the first woman to hold the position of presidential campaign press secretary.
Serving on the National Advisory Committee for the National Women’s Resource Data Bank and the National Board of the Center for Women in the Performing Arts, Marilyn Salenger was appointed to the first Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Along with her son, Marilyn was the founder of the Children’s Summer Lunch Program, a non-profit organization on the East End of Long Island that provided bagged summer lunch groceries for a diverse population of children who were on government free or reduced school lunch programs during the school year. The Children’s Summer Lunch Program helped feed over two thousand children and successfully filled an unmet community need.
Marilyn Salenger is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in Radio and Television and Political Science