Patrick Scully is a high-profile communications, public relations, media and political consulting professional. His 23 year-plus career includes experience as a journalist, national nonprofit spokesman, radio talk show host, legislative communications director and political analyst.
Patrick has served as the political analyst for NBC Connecticut TV appearing regularly on all things political from the most recent election cycle to legislative sessions. He has also appeared on FOX Connecticut’s “Morning News” and “The Real Story” and on WFSB TV’s popular “Face the State” program.
In 2013, Patrick served as communications director for the historic campaign of Toni Harp who was elected the first female mayor of the city of New Haven. In that role, he handled all aspects of communications including media strategy, news releases, media inquiries, on-camera TV spokesman and planning and executing the endorsements of Harp by Gov. Dannel Malloy, US Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, US Rep. Rosa DeLauro and others.
Patrick writes the very popular blog The Hanging Shad, covering all things political and human interest.
His professional and personal relationships with members of the media both in Connecticut and nationwide enable him to provide Scully Communications clients unmatched access to media outlets.
Prior to starting Scully Communications in late 2009, Patrick worked as a public relations specialist for the powerful Sullivan & LeShane firm in Hartford where he worked on accounts as diverse as the Connecticut Beverage Association, the Connecticut Recycling Coalition and the Catholic Archdiocese of Bridgeport.
Patrick put his own personal mark on the communications business in Connecticut when he served as Director of Communications and Media for the state Senate Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly from 2002 to 2007. A member of the senior staff, he acted as the spokesman for two senate presidents and the 24-member caucus. He also worked on the caucus members’ political campaigns.
Prior to coming to the Connecticut legislature, Patrick was a familiar face on national television news and debate shows. Working in Manhattan, he appeared on popular shows such as ABC’s “World News Tonight,” NBC’s “Weekend Today,” MSNBC’s “Hardball,” CNN’s “Crossfire,” FOX News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” and “The Edge with Paula Zaun.” He has been interviewed by nationally known journalists such as Soledad O’Brien, Lester Holt, Mike Barnicle, Dan Abrams, Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson, Fredricka Whitfield and many others.
He’s been quoted in every major newspaper in the country including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, USA Today, Roll Call, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant, Dallas Morning News, Miami Herald and many more.
Keeping true to his roots, Patrick was also the permanent guest host for the afternoon drive time radio show on the 50,000 watt WTIC-AM radio in Hartford.