Given how frequently staffers come in and out of the White House, it's almost surprising to hear of someone who has been with the Trump administration since the 2016 campaign.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham is one such employee, but today, it's being reported that she is leaving her post, without having ever held a press briefing. According to CNN, Grisham is returning to the East Wing, and will serve as First Lady Melania Trump's chief of staff.
Grisham has yet to publicly comment on the news, and no official announcement has been made from either the White House or the office of the First Lady.
Per CNN, President Trump's new chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who started in the role at the end of March, is "considering several candidates for the press secretary job, including Trump campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany." Alyssa Farah, who currently serves as spokesperson for the Defense Department, is also reportedly in the running for a communications position. It's unclear if that would be the press secretary job.
Prior to serving as White House Press Secretary, Grisham was the First Lady's communications director, and before that, she operated as deputy to Trump's first press secretary Sean Spicer.
As previously noted, Grisham was also involved in Trump's presidential campaign as an aide; following his electoral win, she became a member of his transition team.
Grisham has been involved politics prior to her time with the Trumps. She previously worked on Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign and served as a spokesperson for the Arizona attorney general's office. She also ran a public relations firm.
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