Steve Flamisch is the press officer at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). He has a B.S. in broadcast journalism and a minor in French from Syracuse University. Prior to joining SMLR, Flamisch worked as a press officer at the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
At OCFS, Flamisch handled media relations for an agency that oversees roughly 20,000 child care programs; the child welfare system; juvenile justice; the New York State Commission for the Blind; and more. He counseled executive staff on external communications and strategic messaging; developed proactive media campaigns to highlight key initiatives and success stories; responded to national, state, and local press inquiries; and wrote articles, media advisories, press releases, and press statements. In addition to those duties, Flamisch wrote scripts and recorded voice-overs for the Governor’s State of the State Address and other events.
Flamisch has worked as a reporter for NewsChannel 13 (NBC) WNYT-TV in Albany as well as a capitol correspondent, investigative reporter, and weekend morning anchor at CBS 6 WRGB-TV in Albany. He has experience as a freelance play-by-play announcer and sideline reporter for Time Warner Cable Sports in Upstate New York; news reporter and fill-in sports anchor for CBS 5 WTVH-TV in Syracuse; public affairs director and fill-in DJ for Galaxy Radio; and radio news anchor/reporter for Newsradio 570 WSYR, New Jersey 101.5 FM, and WOBM-AM/FM.
In addition to his experience in the media, Flamisch has worked as an adjunct instructor of communications at the State University of New York Adirondack Community College and as a part-time French teacher for a boutique school.