Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin is bringing in a high-level journalist to boost his communications team.
Former Fox News digital reporter Diana Falzone will join the Assembly Democratic office as press secretary.
The New Jersey native spent nearly six years at Fox News. She later filed a lawsuit against Fox, alleging gender and disability discrimination after revealing that she suffered from endometriosis in an article.
Earlier this year, The New Yorker reported that Falzone had found evidence of a sexual relationship between President Donald Trump and stripper Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign, but that Fox News editors killed the story.
Since leaving Fox, Falzone worked as a new anchor at Bold TV, and as a contributor to Buzz Feed and Vanity Fair. She has also worked as a radio host at SiriusXM.
“I’m very happy to have someone joining our team with the experience and professionalism of Diana Falzone,” Coughlin said. “She will add value to our already outstanding communications team. I look forward to working with Diana to get our message out informing the residents of New Jersey about the important work we are doing on their behalf in the General Assembly.”
Falzone will report to Coughlin’s communications director, Kevin McArdle.