The State of Iowa is gaining a great person to replace a great person.
Robert Brammer or ‘Bram’ as we call him, is retiring and KCCI-TV8 reporter Geoff Greenwood is taking his place in the Iowa Attorney General’s office as Communications Director.
Both are fine men and great at their jobs. Geoff served as the EMC, or Expanded Media Coordinator, for the central Iowa region. That meant he filed paperwork to have cameras in court hearings and trials. He had a great repoire with the judicial staff and was fair about presenting information back to us at other stations.
Bram has helped me countless times to better understand complicated legal-speak to explain to viewers and just for my own sanity. His patience and promptness at returning requests was great appreciated.
I with them both the best.
Here’s the official release from Bram:
Miller Appoints Geoff Greenwood to be Communications Director for the Attorney General’s Office
Des Moines. Attorney General Tom Miller has appointed Geoff Greenwood to be Communications Director and public information officer for the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Greenwood has been a reporter for KCCI-TV in Des Moines for 22 years.
“I am elated that Geoff is joining us at the Iowa Department of Justice,” Miller said. “Geoff brings an exceptional set of skills and experience to the office. He is an excellent communicator, he treats people fairly, and he has a reputation for complete integrity.”
Greenwood will replace Bob Brammer, who is retiring later this month after 31 years with the Attorney General’s Office.
Greenwood will serve as spokesperson for the Attorney General’s Office. He will work with local, state and national news media, prepare news releases, coordinate the Attorney General’s web site, and oversee Consumer Advisory bulletins and other communications of the office.
“Geoff is an outstanding reporter with KCCI,” Miller said. “He covered consumer, crime, and courts issues extensively, and he won numerous awards for excellence. And Geoff is trusted by his viewers,” Miller said. “We are very glad he is joining the AG’s Office.”
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Biographical highlights – Geoffrey Greenwood:
Education: Drake University, B.A. 1988, Journalism and Mass Communication.
Professional experience and achievements:
1988 to present – reporter for KCCI-TV in Des Moines.
Investigative and General Assignment Reporter since 1995. Regional Emmy Award recipient, and recipient of numerous first-place reporting awards from The Associated Press and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.
Regional Media Coordinator, nominated by the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and appointed by the Iowa Supreme Court.
Certified Iowa Dept. of Public Safety Media Relations Instructor for all Iowa DPS Academy recruits. Extensive knowledge and practical experience with Iowa public records and open meetings laws.
Community activities include: Cub Scout and Boy Scouts of America volunteer and District Committee Member, and board member and past president, NorthGlenn Neighborhood Association, Johnston.