ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired Teddy Davis, the former deputy political director for ABC News, as director of strategic communications for the O'Malley administration.
The Democratic governor made the announcement Friday.
Davis most recently worked as press secretary to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. He also spent seven years at ABC News.
Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for O'Malley, says Davis' salary will be about $135,000 a year, but she did not have the exact figure Friday evening.
Davis is scheduled to begin working in the O'Malley administration in mid-February.
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