Team Kivvit

Rich Bamberger
Rich Bamberger Managing Director New York

Rich Bamberger

Rich serves as an authority on crisis management and media relations. He directs complex communications campaigns and provides strategic counsel on behalf of multiple clients and issues.

Prior to joining Kivvit, Rich served as Governor Andrew Cuomo's communications director, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the governor’s press office, directed major events, coordinated message strategy and helped shape media relations for state agencies and authorities. Rich was also director of communications to then Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, overseeing communications strategy and media relations. Before entering the public sector, Rich was an award-winning journalist. During his 17-year career in television news, Rich served as a producer at WRGB-TV in Albany, NY, assignment manager at WFOR-TV in Miami and managing editor of WJBK-TV in Detroit. From 2007 to 2008, Rich was also the managing editor of “Inside Edition.”

Rich was managing editor of WCBS-TV in New York City during the 9/11 attacks, for which the station won an Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2018, Rich was named to City & State’s Albany Power 100 and Westchester Power 50 lists. In 2016, Rich was named to City & State’s Power 100 list. Rich lives in Westchester with his wife and three children.