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Former WH Staffer Gets Nod as MSNBC VP of Communications

Rachel-MSNBCRachel Racusen was named the new VP of communications for MSNBC this morning.

Beginning December 8, Rachel will replace Lauren Skowronski, who was promoted to VP of corporate communications at NBCUniversal in July, and serve as MSNBC’s primary spokesperson. She will also handle communications and media strategy while partnering with editorial and business leads at the network.

Rachel previously served as associate communications director at The White House. MSNBC President Phil Griffin, who she will be reporting to directly, said: “I’m thrilled to add Rachel to our senior team. She has great experience, she’s creative, strategic and passionate about our brand. She’ll be a tremendous asset to the network.”

 

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MSNBC’s Alana Russo Heads to The CW in LA

Longtime MSNBC Senior Communications Director Alana Russo is leaving MSNBC to go to The CW. Read her farewell letter below. We wish her the best.

Hello!

After eight great years with MSNBC and NBC U, I’m moving on (to Los Angeles!) and will be joining The CW as of 10/25.  To reach me after tomorrow, please email me at BLANK or call me at BLANK.

For MSNBC questions, please contact Jeremy Gaines at BLANK or Lauren Skowronski at BLANK.

I look forward to working with you again soon!

Best,
Alana

Alana Russo
Senior Director, Communications
MSNBC

Morning Reading List, 01.12.09

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