Cuomo Adds Former Paterson Aide Shorenstein

The Cuomo campaign just announced it has hired Marissa Shorenstein as Director of Communications.

“Marissa Shorenstein understands the issues that are important to the people of New York State and how to effectively communicate those issues,” said Mr. Cuomo, in a statement emailed to reporters. “She is a welcome addition to an already stellar communications team and I look forward to benefitting from her experience.”

She joins Schumer alums Phil Singer and Josh Vlasto in the Cuomo press shop.

Ms. Shorenstein mostly recently served as a top aide and spokesperson for Governor David Paterson, before resigning in March, citing her “unwitting involvement in recent news events.” The resignation followed reports that she had been asked to call Sherr-Una Booker, the woman who had filed an assault claim against David Johnson, the governor’s driver and body man.

The daughter of a political family with very deep roots, Ms. Shorenstein was on the other side the last time Mr. Cuomo ran for the state’s highest office; she worked for H. Carl McCall’s gubernational campaign in 2002. Before that, she worked on Al Gore’s presidential bid, and, in between campaigns, for the New York Jets.


  Cuomo Adds Former Paterson Aide Shorenstein