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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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Hacks & Flaks Happy Hour

Last night at Union Pub, hacks and flaks gathered for some drinks and basketball (and tips and info sharing, of course).

And who was there? Sasha Issenberg, Erin McPike and Meredith Stencil, Jessica Brady and Elizabeth Brotherton.

From the Hill (the poor journos were greatly outnumbered): Scott Mulhauser from Lautenberg’s office, Joe Shoemaker, Max Gleischman and Christina Mulka from Durbin’s office, Mike Spahn from Murray’s, Alex Reese from Shaheen’s, Cassie Harvey from Mikulski’s, Jennifer Kohl from Rep. Elijah Cummings’s, NRDC’s Erin Allweiss, Jamie Smith from Rockefeller’s office, Jena Longo with Commerce Committee, Rachel Racusen with the House Ed. Committee, Alexis Marks from Matsui’s office, SEUI’s Mark McCullough, Adrianne Marsh from McCaskill’s, Doug Thornell from Van Hollen’s and former Politico Dan Reilly, now from Markey’s office.