Sienna Spencer-Markles leads Media Relations for the Travel Team, putting her “people skills” to work connecting journalists and influencers with the agency’s destination and hospitality clients. A 10-year media relations veteran, she has a good nose for story and an eye for trends, making her an indispensable resource to clients seeking coverage in national, regional and local media outlets. Likewise, she brings logistical acumen, tireless enthusiasm and an innate sensitivity to “local politics” to every client program, offering on-point advice and ideas for overcoming challenges. She regularly develops and hosts media FAMs, represents clients at events, creates press materials, and coordinates media missions.
Sienna’s passion for food, wine, travel, photography and media is a consistent theme in her personal life as well as her professional work. As a one-time journalist, she loves integrating traditional media relations with new social media tools that make it possible to tell the client’s authentic story from beginning to end.
Prior to her position with McCue Communications, Sienna was a Segment Producer on the popular public radio show “Good Food” with host Evan Kleiman, which airs on the Los Angeles NPR station, KCRW. Working in the exploding world of food writing, she became one of the first regular columnists for Edible Los Angeles Magazine, a national magazine highlighting the sustainable food movement and the hottest trends in the L.A. restaurant and wine scene.
Sienna is also a graduate of The New School of Cooking, where she worked as a chef in some of L.A.’s top restaurants before launching into private catering, teaching cooking and producing food and wine events. She holds a BA in Critical Studies & Writing from California State University, Los Angeles.
Sienna lives in Century City with her husband, Greg, her daughter, Madeline and their handsome dog, Buddy.