White House spokeswoman leaving to join PR firm

White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters will leave her role in the coming months to take a job with a public relations company, the White House announced Tuesday.

Walters, who has worked with the administration from its beginning roughly two years ago, will leave in April to join Edelman Public Relations as its vice president of U.S. public affairs.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the president in this administration,” Walters said in a statement.


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Walters' exit comes roughly two weeks after the White House announced her areas of coverage in the press shop would focus on financial topics, such as trade and Wall Street.

The White House announced a few changes to the press team at that time, including a promotion for deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley, and the additions of Judd Deere and Steven Groves.

The White House press staff has seen the same high turnover as the rest of the Trump administration. Former press secretary Sean Spicer departed the role in July 2017, and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci had a notoriously short-lived tenure that same summer.

Hope Hicks and Josh Raffel left their roles on the communications team in 2018.