Southwest Strategies is a full-service public affairs, public outreach and strategic communications firm with offices in San Diego, the Central Valley and Sacramento. The firm provides comprehensive communications strategy and outreach support to the public sector and private companies across a broad range of industries, including energy, transportation, water, retail, housing, professional sports, maritime and real estate development.




Marty Levin Partners with San Diego's Top Public Affairs Agency

Former NBC Anchor and Southwest Strategies to Offer Advanced Media Training

One of San Diego's most-trusted former news anchors is partnering with the city's top public affairs agency to share their in-depth expertise in media relations.

Starting this month, longtime NBC San Diego news anchor Marty Levin will be combining forces with Southwest Strategies ( to offer advanced media training services for executives who want to go to the next level in their public appearances and media interviews.

"We are thrilled to be working with Marty Levin to help our clients learn how to positively communicate with the media," said Southwest Strategies Chief Executive Officer Alan Ziegaus. "Marty brings a wealth of experience in local media from his more than three decades on air in San Diego, and we are honored to have him join our team."

The new partnership represents a combined staff experience of more than 60 years in media training and public affairs outreach.

"I couldn't have found a better partner for media training than Southwest Strategies," said Levin. "Alan and his firm have a proven track record for helping clients communicate clearly and effectively across a number of platforms, including media."

For more than 10 years, Southwest Strategies has provided media training services to a diverse list of clients in the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors along with coordinating strategic outreach to community, media and government. These efforts have earned several notable awards for the firm, including multiple Silver Anvil Awards from the Public Relations Society of America. Levin, who garnered 13 Emmy Awards for his work on air, has provided media training instruction to many esteemed organizations, including the FBI National Academy, San Diego Policy Academy and Downtown San Diego Partnership. He retired from his anchor position at NBC in 2010.

About Marty Levin

A San Diego icon, Marty Levin anchored the news in San Diego for 33 years. Along the way, he earned 13 Emmy Awards, three Golden Mike Awards and induction into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Silver Circle, among other awards. He retired from full-time anchoring in 2010 and now shares his expertise with others while working as a consultant and coach in media relations.

About Southwest Strategies

San Diego-based Southwest Strategies LLC is a full-service public affairs and public relations agency that specializes in the development and implementation of strategic programs for businesses, organizations and public agencies seeking to build productive relationships with their stakeholders, customers and the community. The company has received numerous awards for its work, including the prestigious national Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America, and consistently ranks in the top 5 public relations firms in San Diego as named by the San Diego Business Journal. Find more information about our services at

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