Kai Falkenberg

First Deputy Commissioner, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Kai Falkenberg is the First Deputy Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment where she oversees the Agency’s strategic initiatives. Over the past year, Kai has guided the Agency’s launch of projects ranging from One Book, One New York, the country’s largest community read program to the creation of the first publicly funded VR/AR lab and the return of the Grammy Awards to New York City.

Prior to her appointment, she spent 15 years as a media and entertainment lawyer advising companies ranging from NBC, Warner Bros. and VH1 to Us Weekly, Rolling Stone and Forbes. In addition to her current position, Kai teaches media and entertainment law at Columbia Law School.