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Mayor Steven Reed appoints new communications director

Miguel Diaz-Lucier has been appointed as the new communications director for the city of Montgomery.

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Miguel Diaz-Lucier has been appointed as the new Communications Director for the City of Montgomery. Miguel, who was most recently the assistant news director for WAFF-TV (NBC) in Huntsville, Alabama, joined the city on Friday, June 14.

“I am thrilled to announce the hiring of Miguel Diaz as the city’s new Communications Director,” said Montgomery Mayor Steven L. Reed. “Miguel brings to our office a fresh perspective and extensive newsroom experience that will be instrumental in elevating our communications strategy, strengthening our outreach efforts, and ensuring everyone in our community stays well-informed about our efforts to build a better Montgomery.”

A seasoned veteran of television news for nearly 20 years, Miguel Diaz-Lucier has dedicated himself to serving communities across Huntsville, Alabama; Orlando, Florida; and Sacramento, California, delivering crucial information to keep audiences safe and informed. Throughout his career, he has led crews through various challenges, from tornado outbreaks and hurricanes to terrorist attacks and wildfires.

During the pandemic, Miguel facilitated the distribution of daily updates from the California Governor’s Office, positioning KCRA as the Governor’s pool camera throughout the crisis. Following the tragic terrorist attack on Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, he led News 13 crews in comprehensive coverage, including President Barack Obama’s visit and the memorial service for the victims.

Miguel’s roots lie in Huntsville, Alabama, where he spent his formative years before pursuing a degree in Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting from Pensacola Christian College. He later earned his Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Oakwood University in 2013.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Miguel finds joy in family life with his wife, Greer Patton-Diaz, and their three children, two sons, and a daughter.

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