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Learn Some New Curse Words! Anthony Weiner’s Comms Director Loses It Over Former Intern’s Tell-All

Because nothing about Anthony Weiner’s campaign for mayor is sane, of course his communications director went on a profanity-laced tirade with a Talking Points Memo reporter about a former intern.

ICYMI, here’s a link to that story, in which the comms director Barbara Morgan completely loses it over a New York Daily News tell-all cover story written by a college student and former intern for the campaign, Olivia Nuzzi. According to the Nuzzi, a number of people joined Weiner’s campaign to get closer to his wife Huma Abedin and, by extension, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And she goes on to say that Weiner had trouble getting high-level people to work on his campaign. She dismisses comms director Morgan’s prior experience, saying she “last worked as the press secretary for the New Jersey state education commissioner.”

She adds, “There were a lot of short résumés around the office.”

On the NSFWCORP blog, Nuzzi also says that Weiner’s campaign manager Jeremy Kedem resigned because Weiner wasn’t honest about the “timing” of his sexting scandal.

“It’s all bullshit,” Morgan tells TPM. “I mean, it’s such bullsh*t. She could f**king — f**king tw*t.” Oh.

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Roll Call: Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Republica, Vox Media, and More

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has named Amy Rosenberg executive vice president and U.S. director of media relations. She will be based in the New York office, and will be responsible for providing clients with high-level strategic communications counsel as well as developing and leading media relations programs to meet client objectives. She will also be responsible for practice development and will work with the U.S. management team on a media relations practice framework and key new program offerings. Rosenberg will serve as an active member of the senior leadership team, establishing media relationships and new business. (Release)

Rosanna Fiske has joined Republica as executive vice president and chief strategy officer. In this new roll, she will focus on integrating advertising, digital and communications initiatives as well as by leveraging cross-market approaches. She will also oversee research and planning, account management, communications, content creation and engagement, and digital/media. Fiske most recently served as the director of the master’s program in Global Strategic Communications at Florida International University (FIU) in addition to acting as professor in the Advertising and Public Relations department there. (PR Newswire)

Callie Schweitzer has been named director of marketing and special projects at Vox Media (SB Nation, The Verge, Polygon). She was most recently the deputy publisher of Talking Points Memo. (FishbowlLA)

Swedish public relations firms Narva and Mix Public Relations are merging to form a full service agency that will include media relations, public affairs and financial communications. Narva will reportedly purchase 100 per cent of shares in Mix Public Relations on November 1, a purchase that will create a single agency with revenues of more than SEK 50 million (approx. €6 million) and around 30 employees. (The Holmes Report)

Jacqueline Reses has been named EVP of people and development at Yahoo. She had been partner and head of media at Apax Partners. (FishbowlNY)

Ellen Gerstein has been named VP and marketing director at Grand Central Publishing. She had been marketing director at Wiley. (mb)