Attorney General Appoints David Kravets As Communications Director

Monday, April 16, 2007
Contact: (415) 703-5837, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment of David Kravets as director of communications for the California Department of Justice, effective immediately. Kravets, 42, formerly the legal affairs writer for The Associated Press based in San Francisco, succeeds Nathan Barankin. Barankin, 36, has decided to become a deputy attorney general in the Government Law Section based in Sacramento. Barankin ran the Department of Communications under former Attorney General Bill Lockyer while earning his law degree at University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Before overseeing the Department of Justice press office, Barankin was a policy adviser on judiciary and public safety issues, and legislative director for Lockyer.

Kravets has been a journalist for 18 years, spending the last seven of them with the AP covering the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the lower federal courts, the California Supreme Court and U.S. Supreme Court. He has a master's in political science from California State University, Fullerton.

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