Kurt Bardella has been a strategic communications advisor and media relations consultant for more than two decades. He has worked with local, state, and federal government officials as well as a broad array of private enterprises, trade associations, and national media corporations. Throughout his career, Kurt has advised politicians, CEOs, entertainers, and media figures during crisis situations and campaigns.


Kurt is currently an advisor for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as well as a LA Times & USA Today Contributor who appears regularly on MSNBC programs such as Morning Joe, Deadline WH with Nicolle Wallace, and The ReidOut. He is also a member of the Korean Americans for Political Action (KAPA) Advisory Board. Kurt previously worked as the spokesperson and senior advisor for Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee under the leadership of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). During his time at the committee, Kurt choreographed the media strategy for investigations related to the 2008 financial crisis, the bailouts of financial institutions like Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, probes into corporate conglomerates such as Toyota, BP, and Johnson & Johnson. Kurt first came to Washington D.C. in 2006 to serve as the Communications Director & spokesperson for Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) and later Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME). In his early days, Kurt was based in California where he worked for members of the California State Legislature, for the San Diego City Council, and for a local CBS affiliate as a producer and on-air reporter, covering major political events like the 2003 Recall election. Kurt is also the Creator and Publisher of the influential country music media platform the “Morning Hangover.” You can follow him on Twitter @KurtBardella

Articles, Publications, and Appearances

Kurt Bardella’s MSNBC Appearances

LA Times
When the Republican Party adopts Russia’s authoritarian playbook

LA Times
CBS News giving Mick Mulvaney a paid contributor gig is an act of jounalistic malpractice

USA Today
Republicans tripped over themselves to take shots at KBJ. She knew what to do.

USA Today
Biden used SOTU speech to take ‘proud to be an American’ from GOP

USA Today
The ‘but Hillar’s emails’ crowd goes silent about Trump’s Document Destruction

USA Today
Biden asked the question that matters: What Are Republicans For?

LA Times
One year into his presidency, Biden’s accomplishments have been short-changed

USA Today
Manchin’s decision on Build Back Better is a sign no one is afraid of this White House

USA Today
Will GOP’s post -trump election strategy lead to a Virginia gubernatorial race win?

Chuck Grassley owes Lucy Koh an apology

USA Today
Trump fueled violence is not over

LA Times
The GOP is now a zombie of the party that triumphed in the 2003 recall

LA Times
How Country Music Can Help America Get Back To Normal