City & State, the news organization devoted to New York government and politics, announced today that Editor Adam Lisberg is departing to be the new Director of External Communications at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Lisberg joined City & State last year and began several new initiatives that have established it as a central source for New York government and political news. Under Lisberg’s leadership, the staff of City & State started the agenda-setting morning email First Read, merged the older publications City Hall and The Capitol into the City & State newspaper, launched the cityandstateny.com website and developed the blog The Notebook.
“I’m excited to join an agency that plays such a crucial role in the New York City region, and to help the MTA deliver its message to the millions of people it serves across a wide range of media,” Lisberg said. “I’ll miss working with a terrific team of reporters at City & State, but I’m confident they’ll continue to dig up news and craft compelling stories—and I’ll still read their work every day.”
Lisberg is a veteran journalist who previously served as City Hall Bureau Chief of the New York Daily News, and worked earlier at newspapers in Chicago, Vermont and New Jersey. He grew up outside Chicago and graduated from the University of Chicago.
“We’re happy for Adam’s sake that he will be moving on to a powerful and important role at the MTA,” said Manhattan Media senior partner William Pecover. “We are incredibly fortunate to have had his talents developing First Read and City & State newspaper this past year and he leaves behind an incredibly talented team to continue his work.”
Managing Editor Andrew J. Hawkins will serve as Acting Editor while Manhattan Media, the parent company of City & State, conducts a search for Lisberg’s successor.
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