Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 6, 2014
Contact: Jenn Profenna Hasan (845) 638‐5495
COUNTY EXECUTIVE DAY NAMES LONGTIME WABC NEWS REPORTER AS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
NEW CITY, NY ‐‐ Rockland County Executive Ed Day today announced the appointment of Scott Salotto 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. His work was featured on the syndicated "Imus In The Morning" program and other newscasts throughout the day. During his time at WABC, 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 everything from politics, crime and September 11th related stories to the Martha Stewart trial. Prior to that, he reported for radio stations in Providence, Rhode Island and Houston, Texas. He cut his teeth in broadcast journalism at the once great WRKL Radio in New City. His reporting work has won numerous accolades, including 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 been invited to speak 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. Salotto was raised in Stony Point and graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego. He currently resides in Clarkstown with his wife and daughter.