Governor-elect Murphy unveiled his communications team today, featuring several veteran New Jersey operatives and campaign communications professionals, and several with roots in NYC government.
Mahen Gunaratna: Communications Director. A former deputy communications director to NYC Mayor DeBlasio.
Daniel Bryan: Press Secretary and Deputy Communications Director. Bryan was a senior advisor and on the Murphy campaign and Communcations Director for Transition2018. He also served as Chief fo Staff to former Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
Pearl Gabel: Digital Director. Served as Director of Video for the NYC government.
Derek Roseman: Chief Speechwriter. Served as the campaign communications director. Former Senate Majority staffer and veteran campaign communications operative.
Liza Acevedo: Deputy Press Secretary. Served as Communications Director to NY state Senator Michael Gianaris.
Edwin J. Torres: Deputy Digital Director. Served as a photographer for the NYC government.
Alyana Alfaro Post: Press aide to the governor. Reporter for Observer New Jersey.
Christine Lee: Press Assistant.
Longtime Stick Romano COS Marelyn Rivera is heading to the front office, as per a report by Hudson County View’s John Heinis.