Executive Vice President and Deputy Director for External Affairs
Michael Frazier is the executive vice president and deputy director for external affairs for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. He oversees strategic marketing, social media, mobile, and web and digital communications. As part of managing media and marketing, Frazier also cultivates and maintains content partnerships with technology companies, including Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. He is also the chief spokesman and media advisor for the Memorial and the Museum.
Before joining the organization, he was a journalist and worked for the Pulitzer-winning newspaper Newsday. While at the Long Island–based paper, he was an enterprising crime reporter covering local, regional, and national stories. He also worked as the paper’s bureau chief at New York City Hall, covering breaking news, World Trade Center reconstruction, politics, and the Mayor Michael Bloomberg administration.
Frazier formerly reported on sports, business, and cultural and civic news for the Associated Press, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and other daily newspapers. He was part of a team that won the Arkansas Press Association Award in 2002 for special election coverage. He was also a 2007 Deadline Club Award finalist, and in that same year, was nominated for the National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence Award.
Frazier has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he was the recipient of the William Fulbright Scholarship and earned a 2001 merit award for nonfiction essay writing.
Frazier is a lifelong cyclist. He owns several bikes for road, singletrack, and downhill. He and his wife, Sara, who is a veteran journalist, have a daughter and son and live in Brooklyn.