| November 29, 2011 -
Mayor-elect Madeline Rogero announced that she has appointed two experienced Knoxville journalists to communications positions in her new administration.
Angela Starke, weekend anchor and reporter at WVLT-TV, will become senior director of communications, and Jesse Fox Mayshark, managing editor of Metro Pulse, will be communications manager.
"During my campaign, I promised an open and transparent administration, and these appointments will help me carry out that pledge," Rogero said. "Angela and Jesse bring an understanding of what media organizations need to cover city government, and they share my commitment to openness and the public's right to know."
In their roles, Starke will help develop strategies to communicate the administration's programs and initiatives, and Mayshark will be responsible for day-to-day relationships with the news media.