Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — Monday, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced the appointment of her new Director of Communications, Michael Coleman. He has more than two decades of reporting experience, including 18 years as the Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Albuquerque Journal. Most recently having served as the lead editorial writer for the Austin American-Statesman, where his editorial about the Uvalde school massacre was included in a series honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in public service. Coleman will replace Maddy Hayden, who will stay on at the Governor’s Office until mid-March to ensure a smooth transition.