George Arzt has been actively involved in the politics and public affairs of New York City and the nation for decades as a journalist, television news producer, mayoral press secretary, and public relations consultant.
Mr. Arzt has held senior positions in print and broadcast media, government and public relations. Prior to entering public relations, Mr. Arzt was executive director of the WNYW (Fox-5) news division, where he was in charge of editorial content for the 7 and 10 o’clock newscasts, and advised the popular morning program, Good Day New York.
Before his foray into television, Arzt was press secretary for three years to the late Mayor Edward I. Koch. He was the city’s official spokesman, supervising public relations efforts for 42 public agencies. In this role, Arzt dealt with city, state, national and international press to shape the image of the city administration.
Previously, Arzt worked for 18 years on the New York Post. During his tenure as the Post’s premier political reporter and City Hall Bureau Chief, he created the well-read “Inside City Hall” column, which detailed the weekly behind-the-scenes goings-on of the city’s most powerful.