Stephanie Grisham named new White House press secretary

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Stephanie Grisham during the annual Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn, on June 21, 2019, in Washington. Copyright Jacquelyn Martin AP
By Allan Smith with NBC News Politics
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She currently serves as communications director for first lady Melania Trump.


First lady Melania Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday that her communications director Stephanie Grisham will now serve as White House press secretary and communications director, replacing Sarah Sanders, who is leaving at the end of the month.

"She has been with us since 2015 — @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country," the first lady wrote. "Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse."

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