Sean Mallen, Senior Associate, Media Training & Strategic Communications
DART Insight and Communications

For more than 30 years Sean was an award-winning reporter, anchor and host, covering major stories across Canada, the United States and around the world. He leverages his decades of experience and deep knowledge of the news media to offer high level communications counsel to government, industry, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Sean brings unparalleled real world expertise to media training, having interviewed Prime Ministers and Premiers, Nobel laureates and notorious murderers, CEOs and shantytown dwellers. Clients of his training program 10,000 Interviews have included politicians, C-Suite executives from multinational transportation and mining companies, leaders of industry trade organizations, non-profits, First Nations and the labour movement. Sean delivers expert, insider advice on how reporters work, how to deliver a message effectively and how to handle aggressive questioning.

His companion training program Powerful Presentations offers wise, practical counsel on how to persuasively speak to audiences large or small, focusing on vocal projection and elocution as well as how to effectively structure a compelling presentation.

With deep insights in the news media, he is a calm and knowledgeable hand in the face of communications crises. He delivers keynote addresses to industry organizations with practical advice on how to navigate the news media onslaught in the face of disaster.

An acclaimed writer, he guides clients in crafting eloquent messages to drive strategic communications plans, bringing a reporter’s eye to earned media strategies. He writes speeches that are entertaining and enlightening, informative and accessible, including a series of crucial addresses for a senior cabinet minister articulating a key government initiative.

For Global TV News, he was the London-based Europe Bureau Chief, Ontario Legislature Correspondent and Host-Producer of the influential Focus Ontario program. He is a four-time winner of the Radio-Television News Directors Award for excellence in broadcast news and was awarded a Bronze Medal at the New York Festivals in an international competition for Best Correspondent.

Sean is also an occasional panelist on Newstalk 1010 Radio Toronto and enjoys a sideline of writing travel stories for major Canadian and British dailies.