public affairs

director of public affairs


Ed Wilson

Ed Wilson, Director of Public Affairs

In May, 2015, Ed Wilson was appointed Director of Public Affairs, overseeing four branches with approximately 40 employees responsible for water education, media relations, public information, social media, and graphic and photography/videography services. Prior to his appointment, Wilson served as Deputy Assistant Director of Public Affairs at DWR.

Before joining DWR, Ed worked at the California Department of Conservation where he held various positions, including Communications Director. He also brings more than 20 years of experience in broadcast news as a reporter, anchor, producer, executive producer, and news director. Ed was part of an investigative team that earned the national George Foster Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, as well as Emmy Awards for outstanding newscasts in several television markets.

Ed graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
California Department of Water Resources
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 651-7512
Ed.Wilson@water.ca.gov