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Nunery appointed Rocky Mount’s interim spokesman

Posted on July 24, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney has appointed Jessie Nunery to serve as interim director of the city’s communications, marketing and public relations department effective on Monday.

Nunery has served as Rocky Mount’s media relations specialist since June 2018.

“Over the years, I have seen Jessie evolve in the department, and I think he is prepared to take on some of the additional responsibilities this role will entail,” Small-Toney said.

Nunery has been responsible for media relations, press releases and maintaining the city’s social media pages. He also serves as host for the weekly City Beat episodes broadcast on the city’s YouTube page. The episodes double as the city’s first podcast, which launched this March. Episodes are available on most streaming platforms.

Nunery serves as moderator for the ongoing #RockyMount4All Virtual Town Hall series. He is also a member of the Public Information Officer Steering Committee as well as the Employee Appreciation and Juneteenth Empowerment Festival planning committees.

Prior to joining the city of Rocky Mount, Nunery had 15 years of experience as a journalist, most recently serving as sports editor at The Rocky Mount Telegram.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in English and communication studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Nunery is also in the process of completing his master’s degree in public administration from East Carolina University. 

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