NEW YORK: The mayor of New York, Rudoph Giuliani, has lost his
press secretary, Colleen Roche, to PR agency Linden Alschuler and
Roche’s departure comes at a critical time for Giuliani as he considers
running for a Senate seat in 2000.
Roche is to become an executive vice-president at Linden Alschuler and
Kaplan. Sunny Mindel, Giuliani’s spokesperson during his 1997
re-election campaign and current press secretary for the mayor’s office,
is filling in on a temporary basis.
Before joining Giuliani in 1995, Roche was communications director for
the New York state division of criminal justice services. She was
previously deputy press secretary to Manhattan district attorney Robert
Giuliani’s popularity has plunged since his guarded response to the
shooting of an unarmed black man, Amadou Diallo, by four New York police
officers in February.