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David Guarino 2017-09-29T16:04:54+00:00

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Fun Facts

  • B.A., Northeastern University

  • The first major story David broke as a journalist was the announcement that President Bill Clinton had chosen Northeastern University as the site of his first presidential commencement address – speaking to David’s graduating class in Boston Garden in 1993.

  • While serving as The Boston Herald’s City Hall reporter, David was a featured character in a critically-acclaimed ABC mini-series, Boston 24/7, which aired in national prime time in six parts in 2002.

  • David’s high school classmate was Sean Coombs (better known now as P. Diddy) and he did, indeed, hang around with Jennifer Lopez when she still was “Jenny from the block” at his high school’s sister school in The Bronx.

David GuarinoSenior Partner
David Guarino is one of the leading media, communications and public affairs professionals in New England, respected as a local, state and national political reporter of 12 years, a seasoned government and political press secretary and strategist for some of the region’s top leaders, brands and causes.

David is as comfortable in the boardroom and the marbled halls of power as he is in the newsroom, bringing with him strong relationships with key media, government, business, civic and legal influencers, including the top reporters, columnists, editors and producers in the region. He lead’s Melwood’s public affairs work with organizations which want to be a part of the public conversation at the State House, Boston City Hall and beyond and remains a go-to strategist for top political and government leaders in the region. He was the first person working on the 2014 campaign for Attorney General by Maura Healey and remains the top political advisor to Healey, a rising star in the Democratic Party and state politics. He also enjoys strong relationships with Governor Charlie Baker, Speaker Robert DeLeo, Senate President Stan Rosenberg, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, the Congressional delegation and countless local leaders. He also has strong connections with high-level advisors and key staff in each office and throughout the business community.

David joined Melwood Global as a senior partner in 2011 after two years as Vice President and Director of Public Affairs for MSL Boston, a leading global strategic communications firm, where he worked with government, nonprofit and institutional clients on a full range of public affairs and communications challenges.

David spent four years as a spokesman and press secretary for senior Massachusetts government leaders – the Massachusetts Attorney General and, later, the Massachusetts Speaker of the House.

David spent 12 years as a daily newspaper reporter. He was chief political reporter, State House Bureau Chief and City Hall Bureau Chief for The Boston Herald, where he covered two presidential campaigns, two gubernatorial campaigns, countless local elections and created the Herald’s first-ever blog during the 2004 presidential campaign.

Earlier in his journalism career, David was a staff reporter and editor for The Sun in Lowell, The MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, The News Tribune in Waltham and he began his career at The Transcript in North Adams. He has extensive experience as an on-air spokesman and commentator, appearing on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, C-Span and all of Boston’s TV and radio media.

A proud graduate of Northeastern University, where he was an editor at The Northeastern News student newspaper and worked as a co-op student at The Boston Globe and other newspapers, David lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife and two sons and Jedi, their chocolate lab.

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4/3/20 COVID-19 Update

April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Here are today’s legislative takeaways: Homeowner and tenant protection bills are separately advancing through both branches of the Massachusetts legislature but have not made it to the governor’s desk yet. Bills moving the state tax [...]

4/2/20 COVID-19 Update

April 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Talks have begun on what “Round Four” of Federal COVID-19 relief legislation could look like. Small businesses should apply quickly for relief. State revenues are among the growing list of economic losses of COVID-19, and [...]

4/1/20 COVID-19 Update

April 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Rabbit, Rabbit, it’s a socially distant rabbit. The stay-at-home order is extended until May 4th with all nonessential businesses to remain closed. While the Board of Elementary & Secondary Education empowered the Commissioner of Education [...]

3/31/20 COVID-19 Update

March 31st, 2020|0 Comments

There are a lot of unanswered questions this morning: Will Governor Baker extend the nonessential work order? Is riding the MBTA safe? What to do about the $3 billion revenue shortfall the state is expecting [...]

3/30/20 COVID-19 Update

March 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Government didn’t rest over the weekend with rapidly unfolding COVID-19 response continuing. Here’s what you need to know: While many eligible Americans will soon receive their coronavirus stimulus checks, President Trump has officially extended social [...]

3/27/20 COVID-19 Update

March 27th, 2020|0 Comments

The U.S. now leads the world in confirmed cases of COVID-19 with more than 82,000 confirmed cases and nearly 1,200 confirmed deaths. Governor Baker is seeking federal disaster aid for Massachusetts to fight the deepening [...]