More Press Help for the Spitzer Administration

Eliot Spitzer is bring another seasoned hand into his administration’s press operation.

The new spokesman for the Empire State Development Corporation will be Warner Johnston, currently the spokesman for the city’s parks department and unofficial orchestrator of a series of social functions bringing together press aides and political officials and operatives.

“After 6.5 years of city service, I am joining E.S.D.C’s Communication Department in the middle of December,” Johnston said via email.

Johnston is filling the vacancy created when E.S.D.C. spokesman Errol Cockfield left to join the governor’s press office.