Rockland County Executive Ed Day
announced the appointment of Scott Salotto of New City as director of communications.
Salotto comes from 77 WABC Radio in New York City, where he spent the
past nine years as a general assignment news reporter. This is the second
appointment Day has announced for his new administration.
During his time at WABC, Salotto’s reports
were aired on the syndicated "Imus In The Morning" program and throughout
the day and he took the lead on numerous landmark stories including Superstorm
Sandy, the Sandy Hook school tragedy and the 2009 "Miracle on the
Hudson" crash of US Airways Flight 1549.
“With nearly two decades of high-level communications experience, Scott's skills and keen insight make him the perfect fit for my executive team,” said Day. “His extensive background in journalism, strategic messaging and social media, coupled with a deep familiarity of Rockland County, will be an asset to my administration and the local community.”
Previously, Salotto worked as the New York City-based national correspondent for Westwood One Radio Networks, covering Prior to that, the Stony Point native reported for radio stations in Providence, RI and Houston, TX and got his start at WRKL Radio in New City. Salotto received the 2005 Achievement in Radio award for "Best News Reporter" in New York City and a 1996 Associated Press first place award for "Best Spot News Coverage."
Salotto has spoken at local colleges and universities on the themes of ethics in journalism, newswriting and social media. He is an active member of the Clarkstown Central School District’s Parent Teacher’s Association. He and his wife have one daughter.
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