Creative Coalition CEO Joins The Hill Newspaper As a Columnist

Robin Bronk Interviews Hollywood Insiders for
“My 5 Minutes with the President”

The Hill newspaper will add The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk to its ranks of top political commentators this week. Starting Wednesday, August 4, Bronk will pen a weekly piece titled “My 5 Minutes with the President,” in which she asks leading members of the entertainment community, “If you had five minutes in the Oval Office with President Obama, what would you discuss with him?”

The inaugural column this Wednesday will feature actor & comedian Harry Shearer, best known as the voice behind The Simpson’s characters Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy, Principal Skinner, and others, as well as for his role on Saturday Night Live. The column is a continuation of the book If You Had Five Minutes With The President, which posed the question to 55 celebrities and personalities.

“At The Creative Coalition we say, Use the Voice You Were Given – and, the column will feature those in the arts and entertainment community who use their unique platforms to give voice to important societal issues.  We hope this column puts a face on the ‘Cause Celebres’ of our time,” said Bronk.

Her column will appear on Wednesdays when Congress is in session and will be featured online at The Hill’s Washington Scene website ( Upcoming columns feature interviews with Adrian Grenier, Trudie Styler, America Ferrara, Tim Daly and other notables.

“I’m delighted Robin is joining us to write a regular column for The Hill. She has great access to Hollywood’s stars, who are increasingly engaged in national political debate,” said The Hill editor in chief Hugo Gurdon. “Robin’s new column has the makings of a huge hit; who doesn’t want to know what the stars would say if they had five minutes with the president?”

Bronk is a seasoned Capitol Hill strategist and advocate. She started her career at The Creative Coalition, an advocacy group for the arts and entertainment industry, in July 1998 as Executive Director.

The Hill, which has the largest circulation of any Capitol Hill publication, comes out daily when Congress is in session, and runs 24/7 on the web.  Since its launch in 1994, The Hill has been the newspaper for and about Congress, breaking stories from Capitol Hill, K Street and the White House.