San Mateo, CA
|Education||Journalism and mass communications|
|Alma mater||University of Wisconsin–Madison|
|Known for||Last Glimpse (2015) and Beautiful Boy (2010)|
Josh Burstein is an American journalist, comedian, and political strategist. He worked for the campaigns and administration of Barack Obama, and is host of the travel series Last Glimpse and Spacedrop.
Personal life and education
Burstein was born in San Mateo, CA, and grew up in Tulsa, OK. He is the son of historian Andrew Burstein and Wei Venter. Burstein attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a major in journalism and mass communications in 2008.
Burstein was the first new media volunteer for Students for Barack Obama in 2007. His first role was as Director of Business Development to the Government of Israel's Economic Mission to the West Coast. In 2012, he served as digital staff in Wisconsin for Obama for America. In 2016, Burstein joined the Obama Administration as Director of Digital Strategy for the U.S. Department of Labor. Burstein also served as Digital Video Director for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. He was Senior Creative Advisor for the Democrats in 2017 and Director of Digital Communications for the March For Our Lives. Burstein has directed national political TV spots and continues to advise campaigns and organizations, including Michelle Obama's When We All Vote, the Center for American Progress and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' defeat of Scott Walker in 2018.
Burstein was selected out of 82,000 applicants to be Charlie Sheen's social media advisor and "Tigerblood Intern" at the height of Sheen's public mania in 2011. The publicity earned them the 2011 Shorty Awards for Best Twitter Brand Presence and Hashtag of the Year. Burstein was showrunner and host of Last Glimpse, released on Amazon Prime in 2018. He was a crewmember of the first simulated moonbase mission at the HI-SEAS space habitat, and in 2020 released Spacedrop, a web series about his experience as an analog astronaut.
In the media
- Josh Burstein on imdb
- Josh Burstein on twitter
- Josh Burstein on linkedin
- Civic Advisors — Josh Burstein
- Josh Burstein | Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family
- Josh Burstein – Medium
- Josh Burstein on instagram
- Josh Burstein youtube channel
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