Thompson Gets a Meeks

The newest member of City Comptroller Bill Thompson’s press staff is Ebony Meeks, daughter of Queens Congressman Greg Meeks.

She had worked on David Paterson’s [corrected] last campaign, according to the comptroller’s spokesman Jeff Simmons, and did a “fantastic job.”

“She has experience pitching stories, setting up interview, researching and enjoyed working with the media on a daily basis,” he said.

According to Simmons, two other people applied for the job after seeing it advertised on the comptroller’s web site, but unlike Meeks, they had not worked on the campaign and weren’t as well qualified.

Update: Meeks worked on Paterson’s campaign, not Thompson’s, Simmons said. More importantly, the two other people who applied for the job “didn’t have the experience or credentials.” Meeks has a degree in journalism from Howard University.

– Azi Paybarah