First Lady Melanie Trump announced Thursday her Communications Director Stephanie Grisham will be the next White House Press Secretary. Before joining the First Lady in the East Wing, Grisham worked in the West Wing as deputy press secretary.
I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 - @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 25, 2019
Grisham will continue to serve the first lady and the East Wing as she transitions into her role as press secretary AND communications director, according to Sarah Sanders.— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) June 25, 2019
Grisham will be traveling with President Trump as press secretary to the G20 in Osaka, and then Seoul.
Grisham, originally from Arizona, is a longtime loyalist to President Trump and worked on his 2016 campaign from the beginning. She had led the First Lady's Be Best campaign and organized her first major solo trip overseas last year.
JUST IN: Melania Trump announces her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham will be the next White House Press Secretary, replacing outgoing Sarah Sanders pic.twitter.com/J42OM1LuYc— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) June 25, 2019
Outgoing Press Secretary Sarah Sanders praised the move.
@StephGrisham45 will be an incredible asset to the President and the country. I’m sad to leave the WH, but so happy to leave our team in such great hands. Stephanie will do a phenomenal job. Proud to have another mom and a great friend in this role. https://t.co/OYvwL0E1JU— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 25, 2019
A did Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.