Court Stroud is a writer and media strategy consultant who has worked at Univision, Telemundo, Azteca, CBS, and several digital startups. Founder of consulting practice The Cledor Group, the Texas native has helped companies like Comcast, NBCU (NBC, Telemundo, NBC Sports), Sony Entertainment Pictures, and BBC Studios navigate today’s tumultuous media landscape in traditional and digital media.
As an instructor at his beloved alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, Stroud teaches “Social Issues in Advertising & Public Relations in New York City.” He also serves as an adjunct at NYU, Columbia, and The New School, where he has designed or co-designed undergraduate, graduate, and pre-college courses including “Innovations in Marketing: Diversity in US Media & Advertising,” “Selling Your Pitch: Essentials of the Business of Television,” “Programmatic Media & Marketing,” and “Digital Media & Advertising.” He co-created a course about the fundamentals of online advertising certified by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).
Court’s byline appears in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Forbes, where he is a contributing writer. He is a member of ASJA (American Society of Journalists and Authors), the NWU (National Writers’ Union), and NLGJA (Association of LGBTQ Journalists). The San Antonio, Texas native received a 2019 New York Press Association First Place Award, a 2021 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) City Artist Corp Grant, and was honored with a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellowship. Court is co-host and executive producer of The Revolución podcast which interviews tastemakers like Gloria Estefan, Edward James Olmos, and Maria Hinojosa.
Stroud holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, a Bachelor of Journalism (Broadcast) from the Moody College of Communication, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature from the College of Liberal Arts. He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.