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Breaking Into

Nicole Hanratty is the Director of Communications for celebrity attorney and television host Darren Kavinoky and well known brand 1.800.No.Cuffs.  She is a regular contributor to www.darrenkavinoky.com.  She has almost a decade of experience producing video, interviewing celebrities and creating viral social media campaigns.  Nicole Hanratty is known as a tastemaker in the music industry and has given early press to many bands that have gone on to receive major coverage.

Dev Interview by Nicole Hanratty

Nicole Hanratty is currently working towards her second Masters Degree.  She is a Communications major at Syracuse University Newhouse.  She previously received a Masters Degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge.  Nicole received a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies and Politics with an emphasis on International Relations from University of California Santa Cruz. Her thesis paper on human rights was accepted at a national political science conference.

Maggie Q at WildAid Charity Event interview by Nicole Hanratty

Nicole Hanratty regularly donates her time to charity including acting as the Assistant DJ at the Summer of 2015 Special Olympics at UCLA for Gymnastics, broadcast by ESPN.  She was the social media reporter “on the scene” and the voice of Lupus LA for their 2016 Lupus Orange Ball, creating the #ShowOffYourCape social media campaign for the event.

In past years, Nicole Hanratty produced an annual holiday concert for Casa Pacifica as entertainment for the facility’s Amgen sponsored Christmas Boutique exclusively for the orphaned resident youths.

Nicole has also been a supporter of Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier as a media partner and a member of the planning committee.  She regularly covers red carpet events interviewing celebrities for charities and coordinates corporate sponsorship.

Ask Nicole

Need someone to help you navigate the new world of Public Relations incorporating professional journalistic standards and content marketing strategy? Ask Nicole Hanratty

"Digital Media Still Relies On Me" by Nicole Hanratty (author headshot)

About Nicole Hanratty

Nicole Hanratty is a communications media consultant. Nicole regularly donates her time to promote and work at charity events including the recent 2015 Special Olympics World Games. She has also served as a planning committee member for fundraising events such as UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier and Lupus LA Poker Tournament.

M.S. in Communications (in progress) Syracuse University Newhouse

Master’s Degree in Political Science CSUN

BA in Legal Studies and Politics UCSC


Nicole Hanratty interviewing Jana Kramer

Nicole Hanratty interviewing Jana Kramer


• Charity Liaison

• Director of Communications

• Journalist

• Public Relations and Content Strategy Marketing

Favorite Quotes:

“If you sit down to write at the same time every day, the muse always knows where you are.”  –Francis Ford Coppola

“Finding good friends is like gardening, you have to pull a lot of weeds to make room for the flowers to blossom.”–Author Unknown

“When a friend makes a mistake, the friend remains a friend and the mistake remains a mistake.” –Shimon Peres

Giving back

“I complained because I had no shoes, then I met a man who had no feet.” — ancient proverb


Providing corporate representation, representative integration, sponsorship advisement, and promotional assistance in charitable causes. Assists in content, media alliances, public relations, optics, announcements, maximizing content amplification, charity selection, cross promotions, and common goal activism.


Nicole Hanratty consults on content, market trends, social media campaigns, multimedia integration, alliance creation, creating organic links, sponsorship acquisition, style development, responsive activism, and public image advancement. 


Nicole Hanratty has interviewed numerous celebrities and artists.  She has collaborated and cultivated public relations stories with major brands including: Goldenvoice, Coachella, Life Is Beautiful, Interscope Records, Universal Studios CityWalk, Sony Crackle, Swing House Studios, WM Studios, 3 Wishes, GUNS Clothing, Project Club LA, Supperclub LA, TCL Chinese Theatre, Sofitel Beverly Hills, and Hard Rock Hotel.


Mattel UCLA Children’s Hospital Party on the Pier 

Special Olympics World Games 2015

Lupus LA

Casa Pacifica