Trees and buildings in the Charlestown Navy Yard

David Tanklefsky

Senior Account Director, Public Relations
The Castle Group, Senior Account Director, Public Relations, David Tanklefsky

The world is full of limitless stories. My passion, throughout my career in news media and now public relations, is uncovering and sharing them. Over the course of my career, I have occasionally heard newsroom colleagues say, “There’s just not a lot going on out there today.” I have the opposite problem: there are too many good stories out there and not enough time to tell them all.

Clear writing is the foundational element to telling these stories. I love grappling with language, collaborating with others, and finding just the right words to clearly convey a message. Effective communication is a central tenet of any strong relationship, whether between individuals or an organization and those it serves.

Prior to joining Castle, I worked as a special projects producer at 7News/WHDH-TV in Boston. The job took me from the locker rooms at Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park, to the marble corridors of the State House, and even to the 2018 Royal Wedding, where I served as field producer for all of the station’s live coverage from the United Kingdom. I also produced scores of investigative stories and received an Emmy nomination for the consumer segment, “Solve It 7,” which helped viewers receive more than $170,000 from companies and organizations that owed them money.

Earlier in my career, I worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, as well as iHeart Media’s Total Traffic and Weather Networks. As a freelance journalist and writer, I have contributed pieces to VICE Sports, NPR, TV Guide, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News.

In my free time, I love to play guitar, write music and perform live. I’m also an avid reader of everything, but especially non-fiction and biographies. I live in Boston’s South End with my wife, Meaghan.