ERROL COCKFIELD NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MSNBC COMMUNICATIONS
NEW YORK – August 2, 2016 – MSNBC today announced the appointment of Errol Cockfield to the position of Senior Vice President of MSNBC Communications.
Cockfield will be responsible for setting the communications and media strategy for MSNBC and partnering with editorial and business leads at the network. Additionally, he will serve as lead spokesperson for MSNBC.He will be based in New York and report directly to Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC, and to Mark Kornblau, SVP of News Group Communications.
Since 2012, Cockfield has served as a Senior Vice President at Edelman, a leading global communications and marketing firm, in their New York Corporate & Public Affairs division. As Senior Vice President, he offered his expertise to companies and clients on public affairs, crisis management, media relations and strategic positioning.
Previously, Cockfield worked for the New York State Senate Democratic Conference as Chief of Staff and Director of Communications and External Relations. Prior to his role in the senate, he held the position of press secretary for New York Governors Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson. Cockfield also worked as a newspaper journalist including stints at Newsday, where he was the Statehouse Bureau Chief, the Hartford Courant and the Los Angeles Times.
Cockfield received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from Stony Brook University in New York, NY. A native of Guyana, Cockfield lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Ziedah and their two children.
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Senior Vice President, Communications, NBCUniversal News Group