Raleigh, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory has hired Kim Genardo, a political reporter for WNCN-TV, as his new communications director.
Genardo replaces Chris Walker, who spent about two months on the job before announcing he would return home to Tennessee.
“Kim Genardo is a very talented professional who has a wealth of experience in media and covering state government," McCrory said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have her as part of our team.”
Genardo, a Chicago native, spent 14 years at NBC-17 and has also worked at WGHP-TV, the Fox affiliate based in High Point.
"She has made a mark in this community by making it her business to know the legislature inside and out," NBC-17 News Director Andrea Parquet-Taylor said in a story posted on the station's website
Genardo begins her new job on Feb. 27.