Richard Esposito
Richard Esposito

Richard Esposito, a reporter and editor whose experience includes stints at ABC, NBC, Newsday, the New York Daily News and the New York Post, has been named to the top spot in the NYPD’s press office

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea announced Esposito’s appointment as deputy commissioner for public information on Jan. 27.

In his new post, Esposito serves as the principal communications advisor to the Police Commissioner on all issues of public affairs, media, internal and external communication, and press relations.

He replaces interim deputy commissioner Devora Kaye, who took over from Phil Walzak when he left the job in September.

Esposito was most recently a reporter and producer at ABC News and has served as a senior investigative reporter at both NBC News and ABC. Earlier in his career, he was metropolitan editor at the Daily News, and worked as a reporter at the Post and Newsday.

A two-time Murrow Award winner, Esposito has also received a George Polk Award, and is a four-time Emmy Award winner.