What is the Communications Hub?
The Communications Hub is a nonprofit communications program serving Washington state. We work alongside partner organizations and leaders to develop and execute story-based communications strategies to change the public dialogue on the issues that matter most. Our services include:
- Strategic communications support and messaging research
- Trainings and consulting on storytelling, values-based communications, and long-term narrative building
- Direct staffing support to strengthen and fill needed capacities for advocacy campaigns
We opened our doors in 2011 with the launch of the Heroes’ Narrative, a state-based progressive narrative, and have evolved to provide a suite of resources and strategic support to strengthen the communications infrastructure for Washington’s progressive movement. Today, the Communications Hub is housed at Fuse Washington.
As Director of the Communications Hub, Reiny Cohen is responsible for legislative communications strategy, working with progressive organizations and legislators on policy narratives. Formerly an affordable housing advocate, she has worked on a range of legislative and electoral campaigns, and has 15 years of on-air experience in the Seattle radio market. Reiny is driven by her belief that no matter what we look like or where we come from, our political system must be accessible to all of us in order to work for all of us.
As the Communications Manager for the Hub, Abigail Leong helps local changemakers engage their audiences through research-backed storytelling strategies. She leads communications for coalitions working on issues of voting access and progressive tax reform. Before joining the Hub team at Fuse, she helped produce podcasts like Hello Somebody (with Nina Turner), Battle Fatigue, More Perfect AF, and Seattle Kitchen. She is a graduate of Seattle University, where she earned a BA in Communication and Media with a specialization in Journalism.
As Multimedia Designer for the Hub, Meg Wiedl helps partners diversify their communications tactics and focus on telling their stories visually. In our increasingly virtual world, it’s more important than ever to not just tell your story, but to show it too, engaging audiences across digital platforms for maximum impact. Meg earned a BA in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington, later graduated from the Graphic Design program at the Seattle Central Creative Academy while becoming a Pride Scholar.
As Digital Campaigns Manager for the Hub, Isabel develops and implements multimedia visual strategy. Originally from Venice, California, she graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Visual Journalism and Graphic Design. Prior to joining the Communications Hub, Isabel managed the Public Health – Seattle & King County social media channels and acted as Design Lead for the PHSKC Communications Team. When she isn’t watching TikToks for work, she is watching TikToks for fun, bouldering at SBP, rollerskating, or hanging out with her very needy cat, Cowboy.