U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman is leaving

Posted: July 06, 2007

Rich Manieri, a former Fox29 News reporter producer who joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia as spokesman six years ago, is leaving next month.

The only person in his office quoted more often in the media since 2001 was his boss, U.S. Attorney Patrick L. Meehan. In an e-mail to prosecutors and staff yesterday, Meehan said Manieri is leaving to "continue his education and pursue his goal of becoming a full-time college professor and writer."

Manieri, who had commuted from the York County area to Center City every day, has been accepted into the prestigious master of fine arts, creative writing program at the University of Baltimore.

Manieri will remain as a contractor for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia one day a week.

His full-time replacement will be Patty Hartman, a former broadcast journalist who has worked at FOX29, NBC10, WHYY TV12, and WILM Newsradio in Wilmington.


Contact staff writer John Shiffman at 215-854-2658 or jshiffman@phillynews.com.

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