Jim Trengrove is Founder and President of The Barnaby Woods Group, a media company specializing in strategic communications and digital production. His clients have included The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Study of the U.S. Senate, Consumer Federation of America, US Embassy in Georgia, and The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
For six years, Trengrove served as ICANN’s Senior Director of Communications, developing strategies for the launch of the new generic top-level domain program (new gTLDs) and for support of the IANA transition of US government oversight of critical internet functions and protocols to ICANN’s multi-stakeholder community.
Trengrove spent 21 years as Senior Producer for Politics at The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer (PBS) where he directed the program’s daily and long-range political, congressional and election coverage. During his time at the Newshour, Trengrove received three Joan Barone Shorenstein Awards for Washington-based Reporting, the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress, and was nominated for a national Emmy for the two-hour PBS documentary, Debating Our Destiny: Forty Years of Presidential Debates.
Trengrove also produced the Emmy award-winning public affairs program, “Chicago Tonight” (WTTW/PBS). He began his journalism career in 1976 at New Jersey Public Television in Trenton before moving on to WLS-TV, Chicago and WJLA-TV, Washington DC as Producer and Executive Producer of News.
Currently, Trengrove serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity for Prince William County, Virginia and Foolproof, an independent, online financial literacy curriculum. Trengrove received a Nieman Fellowship to Harvard University during 2001-02. He is a graduate of Boston College and married to Roberta Baskin, a national award-winning investigative reporter. They have two daughters, Chelsea and Vanessa, and live on Lake Jackson in Virginia where Trengrove serves as President of the Lake Jackson Citizens Association.