California governor taps pubcaster for prison media relations post

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has named Jeffrey Callison of Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, as press secretary of media relations in the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Callison, with his distinctive Scottish brogue, is host of the daily pubaffairs show Insight. “I’m happy what I’m doing,” Callison told the Sacramento Bee. “It’s not that I don’t like what I’m doing or that I’m not happy at Cap Radio. I just felt it was time for a new challenge.” Salary for the position is $102,015.