Adam Sharp has forged a distinctive career of more than twenty years at the intersection of media, politics and technology. He currently serves as the interim President and CEO of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and founded Sharp Things in 2017 to provide strategic consulting to clients navigating the challenging and ever-changing media/tech landscape.
From 2010 through 2016, Sharp was Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, advising journalists, news organizations, candidates and government officials in more than 20 nations. Called "the human embodiment of Twitter" by the New York Times, he became the longest-serving member of the company’s global media team and its most visible broadcast spokesperson.
He appears regularly as a noted expert and speaker on digital communications and marketing, political affairs and strategy, and issues related to “fake news” and misinformation. Recent appearances include interviews on CBS, Fox News, and MSNBC, and events hosted by the New America Foundation, the Foreign Ministry of Israel, and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. He is represented by the Leading Authorities speakers’ bureau in Washington, DC.
Sharp served U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., from 2004 to 2009, first as a spokesman and later as Deputy Chief of Staff. He played an integral role in the creation of the Senate Centrist Caucus; the “Gang of 14” agreement to approve Supreme Court nominees and delay for nearly a decade use of the so-called “nuclear option;” bipartisan compromises on the federal budget and energy policy; and the response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
He has also held leadership roles at NBC and C-SPAN, and is also currently a board member of the National Press Foundation and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.