Pence names new press secretary

Pence names new press secretary
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Vice President Pence on Wednesday named a new press secretary, Devin O’Malley, and promoted his current press secretary, Katie Miller, to communications director.

O’Malley had been detailed to the White House from the Treasury Department to work on communications for the White House coronavirus task force, which Pence has led since February.

Miller, who recently returned to work after recovering from the novel coronavirus, was brought on as Pence’s press secretary in September. Miller, who is married to Trump senior adviser Stephen MillerStephen MillerSpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report Trump confirms another White House staffer tested positive for COVID-19 Biden pick creates furor, underscoring bitterness over Obama immigration policy MORE, previously worked in communications posts for Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyTumultuous court battle upends fight for Senate Grassley, Ernst pledge to 'evaluate' Trump's Supreme Court nominee The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden goes on offense MORE (R-Ariz.) and the Department of Homeland Security under the Trump administration.

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The changes were announced among a series of other additions to the vice president’s office staff. Pence also announced a new deputy press secretary, digital director, research director, regional media director and press assistant.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate MORE’s communications team has also undergone a transformation in recent weeks.

In April, the president tapped campaign spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany to replace Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamIvana Trump on Melania as first lady: 'She's very quiet, and she really doesn't go to too many places' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump uses White House as campaign backdrop Coronavirus tests not required for all Melania Trump speech attendees: report MORE as White House press secretary and added Alyssa Farah and Ben Williamson to the communications office as part of a shuffle following the arrival of former Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsHouse moves toward spending vote after bipartisan talks House Democrats mull delay on spending bill vote Southwest Airlines, unions call for six-month extension of government aid MORE (R-N.C.) as chief of staff.