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  • Max & Murphy Podcast: Eric Phillips, Press Secretary for Mayor De Blasio

    Jarrett Murphy, left, of City Limits, and Ben Max, right, of Gotham Gazette


    July 5, 2017: Eric Phillips, press secretary for Mayor Bill de Blasio, talks with Max & Murphy about his job, the mayor's relationship with the press, and more.

    Eric phillipsEric Phillips has been the lead conduit between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's press corps for more than a year. His job is 24/7, he explains, as he joins us for the latest episode of the Max

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  • In Communications Move, De Blasio Chooses Campaign Over City Hall

    de blasio walzak comms team 2014

    De Blasio, center, & Walzak, to the mayor's right (Rob Bennett/Mayor's Office)


    There are few people Mayor Bill de Blasio trusts when there is a lot on the line. One of those people, Phil Walzak, has been a top aide to the Democratic mayor since de Blasio’s 2013 campaign, for which Walzak was communications director. This past week, de Blasio’s reelection campaign announced that Walzak is moving from City Hall -- where he had been de Blasio’s press secretary then senior advisor -- to the campaign.

    When it comes to a Mayor

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