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WCNY announces new host, promotion of senior producer for ‘The Capitol Pressroom’

Central New York’s public broadcaster, WCNY, is pleased to announce the selection of David Lombardo as the new host of its daily radio program “The Capitol Pressroom,” and the naming of Timothy Williams as the station’s senior political producer.

The one-hour show is broadcast from the Legislative Correspondents Association Pressroom in Albany, NY and is carried across the state.

“The Capitol Pressroom is core to WCNY’s commitment to serving our communities and the state with reliable, trusted news and information,” said Mitch Gelman, WCNY President & CEO. “In their new roles, Dave and Tim will build upon the work of the show’s first host, Susan Arbetter, to help New Yorkers understand the impact of decisions made by our state government.”

Lombardo brings 10 years of experience in journalism, state politics, and digital media to the position. He previously served as Capitol reporter for the Albany Times Union, where he was also host of the Capitol Confidential podcast. Lombardo’s work in podcasting and data visualization has been recognized by the New York Associated Press Association. Lombardo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He resides in Saratoga Springs.

Timothy Williams, who has produced “The Capitol Pressroom” since 2017, was promoted to senior political producer at WCNY. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Both Lombardo and Williams have been named Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by City & State New York.

About ‘The Capitol Pressroom’
WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom” features interviews with important newsmakers, analysis from seasoned political reporters who work the Albany beat for newspapers and wire services around the state including The New York Times, Newsday, the Albany Times, Union, Gannett News Service and the Associated Press.
About WCNY
WCNY was founded in 1965 as The Educational Television Council of Central New York. Today it is a community-owned media company that produces content across multiple platforms, including television and radio programs, dynamic web and targeted email content, the WCNY CONNECT member magazine, and social media. Through online stream technology, WCNY has a global broadcast audience of viewers and listeners throughout the United States and 17 countries. WCNY operates five digital, pledge-free broadcast channels and three radio stations. Towers are located in Watertown and Utica, and WCNY’s radio programming extends into Canada. Classic FM is one of a few radio stations in the world dedicated to locally-programmed music.

Educational services include workshops; a 10,000 square-foot building with dedicated Education Center; Read Out, a radio reading service for the visually impaired; Enterprise America for middle school students; and a media and marketing communications program for high school students.

WCNY is LEED® Platinum Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, the highest certification level achievable in Leadership, Energy & Environmental Design. Other achievements include “Business of the Year” in the nonprofit category in 2014 by CenterState CEO.

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