Media and Public Appearances

CBS This Morning: Amit Paley talks to Gayle King and the CBS This Morning team about the country’s mental health crisis and the issues facing the LGBTQ community. During Amit’s tenure as CEO, The Trevor Project has assisted hundreds of thousands of at-risk youth by offering emergency counseling by phone, text, and chat.

National Public Radio: In an interview with NPR, Amit Paley discusses the effects of COVID-19 on the mental health of children and young adults, especially those who are members of marginalized communities.

World Economic Forum in Davos: Amit Paley addresses the World Economic Forum in a landmark panel on inclusivity and resilience in an age of global crisis.

MSNBC: Amit Paley talks to MSNBC about how politics can negatively impact the mental health of the LGBTQ community.

Congressional Testimony: Read Amit Paley’s powerful 2022 statement to Congress about the national mental health crisis. His expertise helped to inform Congress’s work on suicide prevention and mental health.

New York Daily News: Amit Paley highlights the mental health crisis in the LGBTQ youth community, illustrating the need for the life-saving work he led as CEO of The Trevor Project. Read to learn about the generous gift his organization received from the first openly gay player in the NFL.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Paley explains in a AFSP Spotlight interview the unique mental health challenges facing LGBTQ youth, and the need for the vital interventions he oversaw as CEO of the Trevor Project.

Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Nesss: Jonathan Van Ness talks to Amit Paley about the unacceptably high suicide rates among LGBTQ youth, destigmatizing conversations around suicide and mental illness, and the importance of Paley’s work at The Trevor Project.

World Affairs Council: In 2008, when Amit Paley was a Foreign Correspondent for The Washington Post based in Baghdad, he spoke as part of a World Affairs Council panel, entitled “America and the World in 2008,” on the evolving sectarian tensions in Iraq.

Student Aid Legislation Amit Paley spoke to C-SPAN, when he was The Washington Post’s National Education Reporter, about higher education and financial aid. Amit responded to viewer inquiries, related to questions sent via e-mail, and answered phone calls from students.

Reading First Program Paley also appeared on C-SPAN to talk about K-12 education and allegations that the Bush Administration mishandled the Reading First program and its annual $1 billion budget. Amit took calls from viewers and reacted to audience e-mails.