David Wert

Title: 
Public Information Officer
Organization: 
San Bernardino County
Bio: 

David Wert has been the County of San Bernardino’sPublic Information Officer since November 1999. His responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the county’s primaryliaison with the news media.
  • Managing the County’s social media activity and other forms of public outreach.
  • Advising county officials and departmental public information professionals on how to communicate with the public, county employees and the news media.
  • Providing the public, county employees and the news media with information aboutthe county.

Prior to joining the County, David was a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in San Bernardino, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, and Santa Barbara counties, including the Los Angeles Times and Riverside Press-Enterprise. His beats included San Bernardino County and Los Angeles County government and national, state and local politics.

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, David studied journalism and political science atCalifornia State University, Long Beach from 1983to 1987.