By Justin Sink
The White House has hired House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s press secretary as an associate communications director, the Maryland Democrat’s office announced Monday.
Stephanie Young, who has been in Hoyer’s office since January 2013, will work under communications director Jen Palmieri at the White House. Hoyer’s Maryland press secretary, Mariel Saez, will take over as his national press secretary.
It won’t be Young’s first time working for the president. The Hampton University graduate worked as the director of regional press in Florida for the president’s reelection campaign and as the director of constituency press for the presidential inaugural committee.
She previously worked as a deputy press secretary and African American press adviser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the communications director for the Congressional Black Caucus.
Young's last day in Hoyer’s office will be Tuesday, although it is not immediately clear when she’ll begin at the White House.