I’m David Leibowitz.
This might sound like bragging. If so, sorry. But the facts are the facts.
As a little boy growing up in Queens, David Leibowitz used to tell everyone he wanted to be a garbage man. That lasted until his mother explained, in her inimitable way, “Come on, Dave. You hate getting dirty. And you’re really full of @#*%!”
It’s true what they say. Mother knows best.
Armed with his mom’s accurate assessment of his skills, David took the only logical route – a career in storytelling – following his days as an undergrad at Florida State University. He added to his FSU degree by earning Master’s degrees from Temple (Creative Writing) and New York University (Journalism).
Since “turning pro” in 1992, David’s storytelling stops have included writing columns for The Trentonian newspaper, the East Valley (AZ) Tribune and the Arizona Republic; radio gigs for KTAR and KFYI (Arizona’s two largest news/talk stations); and TV commentaries for KPNX (Channel 12), KNXV (Channel 15) and KTVK (Channel 3). He’s been named the state’s best news columnist, best sports columnist, best feature columnist and best radio host and he’s covered the biggest stories in America, from political conventions to September 11th, the O.J. Simpson verdict to the Columbine shootings.
Simply put, if there’s a story that bears telling, David Leibowitz has told it.
That real-world experience proved helpful when David shifted industries in 2005, moving from daily journalism to the world of marketing and political consulting. As Vice President and Creative Director at Moses Anshell, he helped lead the agency to more than 75 local, regional and national awards, working in every medium and for clients like the Arizona Office of Tourism, U.S. Airways, Taser, Nintendo and Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission.
Since starting Leibowitz Solo in 2009, David’s client list has included winning statewide ballot initiatives like Yes on 100 (to generate revenue for education and public safety), No on 302 (preventing the Legislature from gutting First Things First) and two victorious measures to fix the state’s public safety pension system, Prop 124 in 2016 and Prop 125 in 2018.
David has written speeches for then-Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and then-Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and handled media relations and messaging for Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. The Arizona Fraternal Order of Police, the Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona, Grand Canyon Skywalk, Oregano’s Pizza Bistros, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona State University and national corporations like Dice Holdings, Shutterstock, Tesla and the GEO Group have all benefited from David’s storytelling expertise.