ALBANY—The governor’s office has hired Melanie Hartgraves to run the state web site and do new media outreach.
Hartgraves, who was working as a producer at WRGB-TV Channel 6 in Niskayuna, will serve as director of new media, filling a position that’s been vacant since Jack Downey left the executive chamber work on Read More
ALBANY—After a series of departures from multiple corners of his administration, David Paterson announced a spate of adjustments and re-jiggerings in his administration .
Marty Mack, who had been serving as deputy secretary for intergovernmental affairs, is now the appointments secretary. Marissa Shorenstein has been promoted to press secretary Read More
ALBANY—Errol Cockfield is being "transitioned out" of his job as David Paterson's press secretary, as City Hall News is reporting, for another job on the second floor.
A source close to Cockfield said he will begin working on intergovernmental affairs under Marty Mack, focusing downstate. The eventual idea, the source said, Read More
ALBANY-A week before the process to appoint New York's junior U.S. senator reached its messy end, Governor David Paterson stood onstage at an event with Hillary Clinton and compared his experience in the state's highest office to a dirty movie.
"I've been governor for nine and a half months," Mr. Paterson jokingly told the Read More
David Paterson is reimbursing his campaign $253 for two stays at a hotel for which his campaign counsel, Henry Berger, said there was not enough adequate documentation to justify as a campaign expense.
In a press conference at Berger’s office in the Empire State Building this afternoon, Berger said the expenses were Read More
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 Read More
Errol Cockfield has joined the Empire State Development Corporation as press secretary, the second Newsday staffer to defect to the state’s economic development agency that is now run by a Long Islander.
How did this happen?
The ESDC’s new senior vice president for communications, A.J. Carter, was the first hire. As Newsday‘s associate Read More
Eliot Spitzer has a message for Shelly Silver: pick a comptroller “from among the three.”
Errol Cockfield gets his hands on NARAL’s lit, which says that Republican Maureen O’Connell’s stances “changes with the weather.”
Chuck Schumer’s book got a nice review from Michiko Kakutani, who Norman Mailer swears Read More