Staff Profiles

Rob Piercy

Sr. Director, Communications

Rob Piercy joined the Allen Institute in June 2014. As Sr. Director, Communications, Rob leads all aspects of communications strategy, development and execution to advance the Institute’s mission. He also co-hosts the Allen Institute's podcast Lab Notes. Previously, Rob spent nearly two decades as a television journalist, working as a news anchor and reporter at TV stations across the West. His work has been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing, a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism and numerous Emmy awards. A native of Sedro-Woolley, Washington, Rob received his B.A. in communications from the University of Washington.