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Governor Names Louise Kim McCoy Press Secretary

November 1, 2012, 12:45 PM HST
* Updated November 1, 12:46 PM
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Louise Kim McCoy. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Governor Neil Abercrombie announced the selection this afternoon of  Louise Kim McCoy as Director of Communications and Press Secretary for his administration.

McCoy, who was the press secretary for Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle, left her city position on Oct. 31.

In her new capacity, McCoy will oversee the Governor’s communications team and coordinate all aspects of communications for the executive branch.

“Louise will be a valuable member of our team,” said Governor Abercrombie in a media statement today. “She’s a dedicated public servant and her experience in both government and news will help strengthen our communication efforts.”


McCoy also served as the communications director for the Hawai’i Department of Public Safety. While at the city, McCoy was credited for arranging daily news briefings during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.


She is a graduate of Mililani High School, and later received her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. McCoy began her broadcast career in 1989 at KITV then moved in 1995 to KGMB where she worked for 10 years.

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