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 ObamaTrump to meet with Prince Harry during UK visit Michelle Obama to headline Essence Festival Obama shares tribute to Michelle to celebrate Mother's Day 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.


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 ZuckerbergHillicon Valley: Facebook won't remove doctored Pelosi video | Trump denies knowledge of fake Pelosi videos | Controversy over new Assange charges | House Democrats seek bipartisan group on net neutrality On The Money: Conservative blocks disaster relief bill | Trade high on agenda as Trump heads to Japan | Boeing reportedly faces SEC probe over 737 Max | Study finds CEO pay rising twice as fast as worker pay Zuckerberg met with Winklevoss twins about Facebook developing cryptocurrency: report 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 ClintonHillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign DNC boss says candidates to be involved in debate lottery MORE's last presidential campaign, according to Axios.