For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

WXXI-AM 1370 INTRODUCES LISTENERS TO MAYOR DUFFY’S SENIOR STAFF IN A WEEK-LONG INTERVIEW SERIES, WHO’S WHO IN CITY HALL, STARTING JANUARY 25

Rochester, New York (January 20, 2006) – On January 6, 2006 Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy swore in his senior staff. In his inaugural speech he referred to them as “the most talented, diverse and high powered staff in our city government’s history.” Leading the City for the next four years, this team has a big job ahead of them. But, what exactly is the job of the Mayor’s Chief of Staff or the responsibilities of the Assistant to the Mayor? In a special week-long series beginning Wednesday, January 25, AM 1370’s news team conducts one-on-one interviews with the newly appointed staff. The Who’s Who in City Hall segments will air at 7:40a.m. during Morning Edition and 4:50 p.m. during All Things Considered on AM 1370 beginning Wednesday, January 25 and running through Friday, February 3 (see schedule below). In addition to hearing the segments on AM 1370, each interview will be streamed online and also available for audio download by visiting wxxi.org and clicking on WXXI Public Newsroom. Podcasts will be available at wxxi.org/podcast.

Mayor Duffy’s Senior Staff Interview Schedule
(airing at 7:40 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. on AM 1370)

Wed., Jan. 25 – Jean Howard, Chief of Staff
Thurs., Jan. 26 – Julio Vazquez, Community Development Director
Fri., Jan. 27 – Tom Richards, Corporation Counsel
Mon., Jan. 30 – Molly Clifford, Neighborhood Empowerment Team Director
Tues., Jan. 31 – Darryl Porter, Assistant to the Mayor
Wed., Feb. 1 – William Ansbrow, Budget Director & Vincent Carfagna, Finance Director
Thurs., Feb. 2 – Patricia Malgieri, Deputy Mayor
Fri., Feb. 3 – Gary Walker, Communications Director

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