Senator Menendez Names Respected Newsman as New Press Secretary
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, November 08, 2013, 04:51 PM EST
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today has announced the appointment of Steven Sandberg as his Press Secretary. Sandberg comes from all-news radio station 1010 WINS-AM in New York City, where he has spent the past nine years as a general assignment reporter, primarily covering New Jersey.
“In the nearly 15 years that I have known Steve, he has always exemplified the highest level of integrity,” said Senator Menendez. “He is well-respected and regarded throughout New Jersey and the region as a consummate professional. He brings his strong Garden State roots and extensive experience to his new role. I am thrilled to welcome Steve and am confident that he will be an asset to both me and my office.”
“It is an honor and a privilege to work with Senator Menendez, for whom I have the utmost respect,” said Sandberg. “Senator Menendez has always fought hard for the people of New Jersey. I am excited to join his team.”
Previously, Sandberg worked as the New Jersey-based national correspondent at Metro Networks and was often heard on WABC-AM and WOR-AM. He has been invited to speak at media training seminars hosted by the FBI, DEA and other law enforcements agencies. Prior to that, he anchored and reported for several other radio stations in New Jersey and New York City. Sandberg was raised in Old Bridge and graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick. He currently resides in Nutley with his wife and son.