OUR STAFF

The staff of Cole Pro Media are social media marketing experts as well as world-class online communicators. We are the only company in the nation that specializes in social media for law enforcement & municipalities (including cities, counties and unincorporated regions).

We understand the challenges facing public agencies and take great pride in our ability to communicate positive stories about our clients – WITHOUT SPIN.

We focus on connecting the community with government entities by creating messages that resonate with the public and help manage problems when they arise.

We believe that integrity, clarity and timeliness are the hallmarks of any strong communications plan – and that is precisely what we bring to our clients.

image of Laura Cole - Owner of Cole Pro Media

LAURA COLE, Owner

Laura spent more than a decade in the television news business, working as a White House Correspondent and as a reporter for local television stations in California, Ohio and Nebraska. Her stories focused on public safety, education and government related topics. She built this company specifically to consult with law enforcement and other government entities on how to effectively work with the media, craft positive stories for social media and the best ways to manage a crisis. She and her team also produce video news stories for her clients.

Image of Ken Pritchett - Media Consultant at Cole Pro Media

Ken Pritchett, Media Consultant

Ken Pritchett is a media consultant for Cole Pro Media with 20 years’ experience in television news working as both anchor and reporter.   While focused on state and national politics, Ken covered a variety of stories including crime, wildfires, and local community news. He capped his career at the top station in San Francisco where he won an Emmy, multiple AP awards, and the prestigious Peabody award.

Since leaving TV news, Ken has shared his media experience and storytelling ability with Fortune 500 companies and major non-profits. But, his focus has been on helping law enforcement with crisis communications and delivering their own message on social media.

image of Mallory Hoff - Cole Pro Media - Media Consulant

Mallory Hoff, Media Consultant

Mallory Hoff is a Media Consultant for Cole Pro Media and an Emmy nominated former tv news reporter. Prior to working as a consultant, she spent a decade in the tv news business.

Mallory’s stories have been seen in living rooms across the globe. Her reports have aired on Good Morning America, CNN, the BBC, and the Weather Channel. She most recently reported for the most watched local news station in the country, Channel 7 Eyewitness News in New York City. While in NYC, Mallory often worked with the NYPD while covering crime in the five boroughs, including the Chelsea Bombing. Before heading to Manhattan, Mallory reported for KCRA in Sacramento. She started her career as an anchor and reporter in Huntsville, AL.

Stephanie-ColeProMedia

Stefanie Cruz, Media Consultant

Stefanie brings 20 years of news experience to Cole Pro Media. As a news anchor and reporter, Stefanie has covered stories all over the country and internationally. In the days following 9/11, she reported from Ground Zero. She has also reported on immigration, NAFTA and environmental issues from south of the border. Stefanie’s work has earned her several Emmy nominations. Stefanie also serves as a board member for the Sacramento domestic violence shelter My Sister’s House.

Testimonials

Cole Pro Media consultants can be trusted with the most confidential and sensitive information. They help law enforcement by acting as a sounding board for how information will be received and the right ways to inform the public. Who better to advise you on how to respond to and work with the mainstream media, than consultants who have all been reporters themselves. They can always anticipate the next question, effectively preparing you when it matters most.
Sheriff Devon Bell, Placer County Sheriff’s Office