Top Instagram communications staffer leaves for Michelle Obama's staff

Top Instagram communications staffer leaves for Michelle Obama's staff

Top Instagram communications staffer Kristina Schake left the company for a position on former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaPortraits of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeff Bezos headed for National Portrait Gallery Trump: House Judiciary should investigate Obama Netflix deal instead of his business 2020 is not a family affair, for a change MORE's staff, Axios reported Thursday.

Schake will reportedly fill in as Obama's communications director while Caroline Adler, who is usually in the role, is out on maternity leave.

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Schake's departure follows the co-founders of the app, owned by Facebook, leaving last year.

CEO Kevin Systrom and Chief Technical Officer Mike Krieger reportedly left the photo-sharing app because of disagreements with Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergOn The Money: Trump downplays urgency of China trade talks | Chinese negotiators cut US trip short in new setback | Trump sanctions Iran's national bank | Survey finds Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in past year Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Lawmakers say Zuckerberg has agreed to 'cooperate' with antitrust probe MORE.

Instagram was sold to Facebook in 2012 for $1 billion.

Schake joined Instagram in 2017 after serving as Obama's communications director while the former first lady was in the White House and on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMissing piece to the Ukraine puzzle: State Department's overture to Rudy Giuliani On The Money: Trump downplays urgency of China trade talks | Chinese negotiators cut US trip short in new setback | Trump sanctions Iran's national bank | Survey finds Pennsylvania, Wisconsin lost the most factory jobs in past year Meghan McCain, Ana Navarro get heated over whistleblower debate MORE's last presidential campaign, according to Axios.