Here’s more about Wal-Mart’s newest addition, Phil Singer.
Singer’s name popped up in Claire Atkinson’s story today, noting he runs “a corporate consulting firm, which has worked with prominent Democrats, including Sen. Chuck Schumer.”
Singer also worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and, most recently, on Andrew Cuomo’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign.
The new DNC political director is Jeff Lerner.
He is tall, well-dressed with fashionably-messed up hair and has a slight southern drawl. More importantly, he has long ties to progressive and labor organizations and is relentlessly positive.
At one point, Lerner had the job of being a spokesman for Andrew Cuomo when he was Read More
It’s Mathew Wambua, a top aide at the New York City Housing Development Corporation, according to Adam Lisberg, who notes the challenges the new guy will face.
“Former commissioner Shaun Donovan set big affordable housing goals before President Obama tapped him as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. The timeline for the plan Read More
After five years at City Hall News, Edward-Isaac Dovere is leaving to take a job at Politico. His new title will be breaking news editor, a new position for the Washington-based outlet.
The president and CEO of the company that publishes City Hall News, Tom Allon, told me Dovere “joins a long line of Read More
US Attorney Preet Bharara announced he’s promoting one of the lead attorneys who is prosecuting Councilman Larry Seabrook on corruption charges, as well as State Senator Carl Kruger, Assemblyman William Boyland and lobbyist Richard Lipsky in a wide-ranging bribery scheme.
Thirty-three year old Michael Bosworth will now be the deputy chief of the Read More
From Jobs That Are Left – the listserv used by many a Democratic operatives – comes this ad, seeking interns to be part of “a growing citywide campaign.” Because 2013 really isn’t that far away, is it?
The same ad was posted here, and says it’s based in Tribeca.
New York City Democratic Read More
WNYC’s politics web site is expanding.
Washington Post and Time.com alum Catlin Thompson gets the editor slot, where she takes over for the award-winning Anna Sale, who becomes the site’s first full-time reporter. Their site has been populated by lots of good reporting from WNYC’s newsroom, and insightful analysis gleaned from Brian Lehrer’s indispensable Read More
Derek Gottfrid, a twelve-year veteran of The New York Times, will be leaving to join Tumblr as their new director of product.
As Techcrunch’s MG Siegler points out, this is the second old-school media hire Tumblr has made recently.
In August, Tumblr hired senior Newsweek editor Mark Coatney to be their “media evangelist.”
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