Acting DA Magidson comes from the federal prosecutors office. It’s a place where no one speaks to the news media unless approved by the US Attorney and then the public information officer. A culture that’s very different from that of most District Attorney’s offices around the country. Most DA’s feel their prosecutors are competent enough to handle the questions of a journalist. I think it’s an idea Bradford may go back to if he is elected.
No word from Pat Lykos on how she feels about the public relations position at the District Attorney’s office.
Here’s the latest press release about the position from the Harris County District Attorney:
HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCES NEW PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
(Houston, TX) Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today that George Flynn will be the office’s new public information officer.
George Flynn has worked in the news media/journalism industry for over 30 years, including reporting for the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Press, and the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Kenneth Magidson states, “The office is fortunate to announce Mr. Flynn’s hiring. He is an award winning journalist who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. Mr.
Flynn’s efforts will help ensure the office’s mission of integrity by releasing accurate and timely information to the citizens of Harris County.”