NEW YORK – New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced today that Press Secretary Robin Levine has been promoted to Communications Director. As Communications Director, Levine will oversee all media relations for the Speaker and the Council and will serve as point of contact for local, state and national press.  Levine has worked for the Council since 2011 and has been Press Secretary since January 2015.  She will take over the position officially November 28th.

Speaker Mark-Viverito said: “Robin has been an important part of the City Council’s press office and has the experience to continue to keep New Yorkers informed on all of our important work. There is much work to do in my last year as Speaker and I am looking forward to working with Robin to make New York City more fair and just. I would also like to thank Eric for his three years of tireless work on behalf of myself and the City Council.”

Incoming Communications Director Robin Levine said: “Speaker Mark-Viverito and this City Council have been a tireless advocate for New Yorkers and I am excited to continue the work of building a better City.  Whether it’s standing for immigrants, working toward more criminal justice reforms, or fighting to create a city that uplifts everyone, Speaker Mark-Viverito and the City Council have been national leaders and I am looking forward to building on our already incredible record.”

About Robin Levine

Robin Levine is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and has worked for the City Council since 2011. She has been Press Secretary for the City Council since January 2015.  Prior to working for the Council, she worked in local community media.  She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase.