Author: Debra Pickett
For more than 20 years, Debra Pickett has blended business, legal and media acumen with outstanding communication skills to partner with attorneys, issue advocates, political candidates, and executives to get their messages out to key constituencies. A lifelong writer, Debra spent the early part of her professional life as a management consultant and then was recruited to serve as the operations director of a technology start-up. Chronicling the ups and downs of her dot-com life in a nationally-recognized series of articles, Debra made the switch to full-time work as a journalist in October, 2000. Her career in Chicago journalism included writing weekly columns for the Chicago Sun-Times’ coveted Page 2 column, launching the Sun-Times’ first blog and contributing to television news coverage at CNN, WBBM and WTTW. Debra founded Page 2 Communications in 2011, focusing her media strategy and communications consultancy on the needs of law firms and their clients, specifically in the areas of media training, trial publicity and public relations. Debra is certified by the Illinois Supreme Court MCLE Board as a Continuing Legal Education provider. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania.