U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) has officially announced Jennifer Morrill, a veteran public relations professional in Hudson County, as his latest New Jersey press secretary.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“I am very excited to welcome Jennifer to our team. Her extensive communications experience, high reputation, alongside with her deep knowledge and established relationships with New Jersey media will be an asset to both me and my office as she comes ready to hit the ground running from day one,” Menendez said in a statement.
Morrill most recently ran communications at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and has served in similar roles for CarePoint Health and the City of Jersey City – under Mayors Jerramiah Healy and Steven Fulop.
The NJ Politico Playbook first mentioned that Morrill would be joining Menendez’s team last week.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join Senator Menendez’s communications team. Senator Menendez is a champion for the people of New Jersey in Washington and I am excited to help amplify his great work in our state and deepen his long-standing relationships with media on his behalf,” she said.
Morrill, who started her career as a reporter for The Jersey Journal, holds a M.S. Journalism Degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She’s also a long-time resident of Jersey City where she lives with her two daughters.
She replaces Steve Sandberg, who left in September to become vice president of MWW.
“I am thrilled to have Jennifer join our talented communications team. Her skillset, deep experience and passion for media relations will be a great asset for our press operation in New Jersey,” noted Francisco Pelayo, Menendez’s communications director.
“I look forward to working with Jennifer and the rest of our team to continue amplifying the Senator’s hard work for New Jerseyans in every corner of the state.”