Eric Dezenhall is an author and damage control expert based in Washington, D.C. He is the CEO of Dezenhall Resources,a nationally recognized high stakes communications firm. He has appeared on network television and radio outlets including NPR, CNN, FOX, CNBC, and MSNBC as a damage control expert; and has been quoted in publications including Fortune, USA Today, Forbes and The Washington Post. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post.
Eric is the author of eight books, including two non-fiction texts on crisis communications and corporate witch hunts, entitled Damage Control (Portfolio, 2007) and Nail 'Em! (Prometheus Books, 1999). He is also the author of six novels: Money Wanders (St. Martin's, 2002), Jackie Disaster (Minotaur, 2003), Shakedown Beach (St. Martin's, 2004), Turnpike Flameout (St. Martin's, 2006) and Spinning Dixie (St. Martin's, 2007). His sixth novel, The Devil Himself (Thomas Dunne, St. Martin's), which deals with the collaboration between the U.S. Navy and organized crime during World War II to secure American ports from Nazi attack, will be published in July 2011.
As an investigative writer, Eric wrote articles about the newly discovered diaries of the late mobster Meyer Lansky, which appeared in The Los Angeles Times Syndicate, The Baltimore Sun, The New Republic and Ethical Corporation. A documentary he co-produced on organized crime aired on the Discovery Channel.
Eric is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where he studied political science and the news media. He serves as a Trustee of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship, an organization devoted to fostering educational and career opportunities for outstanding young African-American men. Eric was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. He lives near Washington, D.C., with his family.