STATE BILL COLORADO
Former Denver Post and Associated Press reporter George Merritt is working in Gov. Bill Ritter’s communications office.
Ritter made the announcement at a noon backgrounder for the media at The Denver Press Club. Merritt, who most recently worked at municipal lobbying firm CRL Associates Inc., told State Bill that his new job started this morning.
He’ll work under Ritter’s press secretary (and former Post city editor) Evan Dreyer.
While at The Post, Merritt covered Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and the City of Denver through the A-I initiative, the Preschool Matters initiative, the mayor’s re-election campaign and Denver’s push for the Democratic National Convention, according to his CRL bio. He began his journalism career reporting on local governments in Arapahoe and Boulder counties for The Post.
Merritt holds a bachelor’s degree in News/Editorial from the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications.