Steve Weingarten draws on decades of experience as a communicator and a lifetime as an activist for social justice.

As a journalist, Weingarten’s reporting was featured from Canada’s Maclean’s and the New York Times News Service to Jornal do Brazil. As a media consultant, he has helped a mosaic of clients – from labor unions and nonprofits to investment bankers and telecom giants – play a vital role in public debates.
“People for Parks was never just a job for Steve. He is versatile, passionate and a quick, creative thinker, and he contributed much more than media expertise.”
Jack Foley, People for Parks

Building Community

For the past six years Weingarten has produced a bilingual quarterly magazine he created with Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Cedillo to reflect life in the swath of diverse District One neighborhoods from MacArthur Park to Highland Park.
“I wanted to raise residents’ self-image and how other communities see us. Steve and I did that with the County employees’ union paper years ago, and he has recaptured that magic now. He brings a lot to the table – story-telling skills, political experience and a sense of humor.”
Councilman Gilbert Cedillo

Corporate Citizenship

Early in the 2000s Weingarten helped rebrand a California municipal bond investment bank with a new logo, website, newsletter and convention booth. He also helped De La Rosa & Co. launch an annual high school essay contest and scholarship program to connect with the communities it served.
“Steve’s insights and approach were instrumental in setting us apart from national and Wall Street firms, and  forging deeper relationships with our clients.”
Paul Rosenstiel, De La Rosa & Co.

Labor’s New Voice

Weingarten has been at the heart of a labor upsurge since the 1990s. As communication director for the L.A. County employees’ union, he chronicled the fight to save General Hospital. He was press deputy for United Teachers Los Angeles for six years, and has given voice to nurses, janitors, bus drivers and entertainment industry professionals.
“Steve brings the drive of a muckraking journalist to all he does, whether digging into an investigative story or advocating better coverage of issues important to our well being as a people and a nation.”
Felix Gutierrez, Annenberg School for Communication

The Salazar Archive

In 1981, Weingarten’s Freedom of Information requests to the FBI, CIA and other security agencies resulted in the first disclosures of extensive government surveillance of newsman Ruben Salazar, who was killed in the violent aftermath of an anti-war march in East Los Angeles.
“Steve is one of the most dogged investigative reporters I have encountered as a working journalist in Los Angeles. He immediately impressed me with his devotion to the search for social justice.”
Pete Noyes, KNBC News