// Senior Consultant
Cary Pfeffer is an accomplished communications training expert with nearly three decades of experience in journalism and public speaking. As a news anchor and reporter in Phoenix and Los Angeles, Cary has covered nearly every major news story. His work has been featured on CBS, NBC, and CNN, and also profiled in the New York Times.
He leverages this experience to provide counsel to CommCore clients on media communications and presentation delivery. Based in Phoenix, his clients include Rackspace Managed Hosting, Coldstone Creamery and America West Airlines.
Prior to CommCore, Cary was a news anchor with KPHO-TV in Phoenix, where he won an Emmy in the category of “Anchor of the Year.” There, Cary led an 80-person newsroom and anchored the 5:00, 6:00 and 10:00 PM newscasts. Notably, he has interviewed President George W. Bush on two occasions while covering the national conventions. Utilizing his presentation and facilitation skills, Cary has managed contentious town public meetings and debates on topics such as economic growth, education, and domestic violence.
Cary also was an anchor and reporter for KCAL-TV in Los Angeles, covering the O.J. Simpson trial, the Northridge earthquake and the Malibu fires. Prior to his six years in Los Angeles, Cary was a political reporter at KPNX-TV in Phoenix where he covered high profile stories such as the Los Angeles riots, the Charles Keating trial, and the first-ever impeachment of a sitting governor, Evan Mecham.
Cary has experience in radio and newspaper, serving as a reporter in Phoenix and Omaha. He holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Creighton University in Omaha.