CBS Tampa Hires Former White House Intern
CBS Radio in Tampa has hired Franco Ripple as Public Affairs Director to "lead engagement efforts with the community." Ripple began his career in government and politics in 2002 as a White House Intern in the Bush Administration. Since then he has been New Media Director for the Fair Districts Florida campaign, the South Florida staff of President Obama’s 2008 campaign, and as a White House advance staffer for Vice President Joe Biden since 2009.
In 2012 Ripple served as campaign manager and spokesman for State Rep. Dwight Dudley of St. Petersburg. He will produce and host a new weekly public affairs and news program to be aired on five CBS radio stations in the region. In addition, he will have responsibility for public service announcements, public events and will also serve as internship coordinator.