× HOBOKEN– Mayor Ravi Bhalla announced Friday that he has appointed Santiago Melli-Huber as the city spokesman, beginning March 28. He is the younger brother of former city spokesman Juan Melli. His official title will be communications manager.Melli left his role on March 5 and has since joined Mercury, a global, bipartisan public strategy firm, as a vice president.“I welcome Santiago to my administration and I thank him for stepping up to serve our community,” said Bhalla. “Santiago will play a key role in connecting city government with the Hoboken community at large. I look forward to him helping move the city forward.”Santiago Melli-Huber most recently worked as an on-air TV reporter for an NBC affiliate. He earned a B.A. in Journalism & Media Studies from Rutgers University and a Masters in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.Melli-Huber’s prior experience also includes freelance reporting for the Washington Blade and managing communications for the national non-profit Hispanic Heritage Foundation.“I am looking forward to serving the city of Hoboken and bringing new ideas for improving communications with residents, businesses, and visitors,” said Melli-Huber.