Freire Joins Sen. Hatch as New Communications Director
Freire joins Hatch’s staff after two years of serving as Communications Director and Speechwriter for U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS). He previously worked as a Senior Communications Strategist in crisis communications, campaigns, and corporate defense for New Media Strategies following nearly eight years as an award-winning conservative journalist, including turns as Associate Editorial Page Editor at the Washington Examiner, Managing Editor at the American Spectator, and Researcher/Writer at the New York Times. In 2009 he was honored as CPAC’s Journalist of the Year.
Freire holds a B.A. in English from Cornell University, where he also served as senior editor of the Cornell Review.
“J.P.’s experience as a policy-focused journalist, strategic communicator, and effective manager will be a major asset to our team as we coordinate our agenda for the Senate,” Sen. Hatch said. “J.P. is an honest broker who knows how to discuss complicated issues with reporters, and I’m thrilled to have him as part of my team.”
Freire is a native of Stamford, CT. (PF tipster, press release)