Hoyer spokeswoman moves on to White House

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.

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“Stephanie has done a tremendous job as my National Press Secretary,” Hoyer said in a statement. “She has been a wonderful resource for the press and a key part of House Democrats’ messaging efforts, and I wish her all the best as she heads to the White House.”

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.