On March 22, 2022, the City of Pocatello announced Marlise Irby as the new Public Information Officer for the City. Marlise Irby oversees the City’s communications and serves as the primary spokesperson and media contact.
"We are excited to have Marlise on our team. She brings an incredible level of experience in media that will prove invaluable for the City of Pocatello," said Mayor Brian Blad.
Marlise Irby has worked in news as a journalist at KOKI in Tulsa, Oklahoma, KTUU and KTBY in Anchorage, Alaska, and at KPVI as an anchor in Pocatello, Idaho.
The role of a public information officer (PIO) is to assist the media in gathering information and reporting on newsworthy events that impact the City of Pocatello. The media is able to obtain this information by reaching out to the PIO or/and by press releases sent out by the PIO.