Giertz starts today as Booker’s new communications director


The Office of U.S. Senator Cory Booker this afternoon announced that Jeff Giertz will join his office as communications director effective today, overseeing his communications team.

Giertz joins Booker’s office after working as communications director on former U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley’s 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate.

A tortured history of dismissed, disenchanted or wounded Booker communications people in the employ of the twitter-friendly senator welcomes Giertz.

Former Associated Press reporter Beth DeFalco most recently lasted a handful of months.

DeFalco, in her case, more than landed on her feet.

For his part, Giertz worked for several years as communications director in Braley’s congressional office in Washington, D.C.; served as communications director for then-U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon’s D-L.A. campaign for U.S. Senate in 2010; and has served in various other communications roles, from the Obama presidential campaign in 2008 to the North Carolina state Senate Democratic Caucus in 2011. Giertz, a native of Moline, Illinois, grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Booker said he was excited to have Giertz aboard.

  Giertz starts today as Booker’s new communications director