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, George Arzt has been an active participant in the American political debate.
George has held senior positions in newspapers, television, government and public relations, where he now provides expertise in crisis management, media relations, broadcast marketing and litigation support. George worked for 18 years at 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 details the weekly, behind-the-scenes happening of the city’s most powerful. Through his positions in the media and government, George has become intimately versed in the power structure of the city and state.
George left journalism to become press secretary to former Mayor Edward I. Koch. In that post, George was the city’s offical spokesperson, supervising public relations efforts for all city public agencies.
He later became 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. He also acted as a consultant to the staff of the popular morning program, Good Day New York, and Jack Cafferty’s Newsline NY.