Former Gilbert resident named White House press secretary


A former Gilbert resident will occupy one of the nation’s highest-profile jobs.

Stephanie Grisham was named the new White House press secretary June 25, replacing Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Grisham most recently served as a top aide to first lady Melania Trump. The first lady announced the new press secretary on Twitter.

“I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec and Comms Director!” Melania Trump tweeted. “She has been with us since 2015 — @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest”

Grisham served as the spokeswoman for previous Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne in 2013 and then-Arizona House Speaker David Gowen in 2014.

She began working for the Trump campaign in 2015. Grisham joined the administration as a special assistant to the president and deputy press secretary after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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