Posted: May 6, 2003
PRESS OFFICE HAS NEW STAFF
Senator Tom Carper has hired two seasoned journalists to run his
press shop. Bill Ghent has been named communications director.
Meredith Vinokur takes on the role of Delaware press secretary.
Bonnie Wu has also joined the team as deputy press secretary.
Ghent joins Carperís
office after a nearly eight-year stint covering Congress for various
inside-the-beltway publications, including National Journalís
Congress Daily and the Washington Postís Legi-Slate News Service.
Ghent has covered everything from budget and tax issues to energy
and environmental law, as well as general politics and political
campaigns. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut and
received a masterís degree in journalism from Northwestern
Vinokur joins Carperís
office after working as an Emmy-award winning television news
producer at WHYY-TV (PBS-Wilmington/Philadelphia), and as a reporter
at WBOC-TV (CBS-Dover/Salisbury). A Syracuse University S.I.
Newhouse School of Public Communications graduate with degrees in
broadcast journalism and political science, Vinokur has also worked
in New York City as a producer for a satellite media tour company.
Vinokur is a native Delawarean who graduated from Brandywine High
School in New Castle County. She now resides in the Wilmington area
with her fiancť, Dan.
Wu joins the Carper team
after working at the Carper for Senate office, and on the Delaware
Democratic Partyís Coordinated Campaign 2002. Wu received both her
bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Delaware in
communication. She is a native Delawarean who graduated from Tower
Hill School in Wilmington. She now resides in the Hockessin area
with her fiancť, Aaron.
communications director, Brian Selander, is now managing director at
Silver Oak Solutions. He served as Carperís communications director
since January 2001 and was Governor Carperís campaign spokesperson.
Jenn Connell, Carperís
former press secretary, is now assistant communications director of
cabinet relations for New Jersey Governor James McGreevey.
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