Melissa DeRosa Navigates Politics, Power and Crisis

Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin

Dec 12 2023 • 51 mins

Melissa DeRosa was the most powerful unelected person in New York State in her position as Secretary to the Governor. She resigned following the Attorney General’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2021. Now, her book, "What's Left Unsaid: My Life at the Center of Power, Politics & Crisis” reveals her side of the story and includes intimate details of the dramatic events as they unfolded. She shares an unflinching look at her career, the state’s pandemic response and the workings of Cuomo’s inner circle as they attempted to navigate the scandal. DeRosa speaks with Alec Baldwin about what first attracted her to public service, the effect her career has had on her personal life and what she believes was a political takedown of her former boss.

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.