lives in New York City and Southampton with his King Charles Cavaliers Webster and Cornelia. He attended Georgetown and American Universities where he studied creative writing with Pulitzer and Oscar -winning author Larry McMurtry. Hay began his career as one of the original contributing editors to Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine and went on to write for Town and Country and People Magazines. He is currently the society columnist for Avenue Magazine and a contributing editor / writer for Hamptons and Gotham and Travel Squire.com.
Couri appears regularly on television commenting on political figures, society and Hollywood. His TV appearances include, CNN, FOX, PBS, The Today Show, E! News Live, Showbiz Tonight, MSNBC Live, ABC’s Primetime Live and VH1’s Fabulous Life.
He is also the CEO of R. Couri Hay Creative Public Relations, a full-service PR and press agency. The company has represented Prada, Harry Winston, Bergdorf Goodman, BULGARI, Krug and Veuve Clicquot among many other luxury brands. Hay has orchestrated gala press for charities including the 100th Anniversary of the Julliard School, Live at Lincoln Center, the American Ballet Theatre, The American Heart Association, The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Southampton Hospital and the Southampton Animal Shelter among dozens of other top-tier charities and entertainment events. The company was just named in Expertise’s top 20 of Best New York PR Firms.