White House communications director Alyssa Farah resigns

She is reportedly set to launch a consultancy operating in the corporate, political and defense spaces.

Farah briefs the press in October. (Photo credit: Getty Images).
Farah briefs the press in October. (Photo credit: Getty Images).

WASHINGTON: White House Communications Director Alyssa Farah has resigned, according to media reports.

Farah had been planning to leave the Trump administration before the election, according to The Washington Post. She is set to exit the White House on Friday and to start a consulting firm working in the corporate, political and defense spaces.

It was not immediately clear who will replace her or take over her duties as communications director. 

In her resignation letter, Farah said working in the administration was “the honor of a lifetime” and that she was “deeply proud of the incredible things we were able to accomplish to make our country stronger, safer and more secure,” according to the Post

Farah was named White House communications director in April. She began working for the administration in 2017 as press secretary to Vice President Mike Pence and special assistant to President Donald Trump. 

Previously, Farah spent three-plus years as senior adviser and communications director for the House Freedom Caucus. She also served as communications director for the College Republican National Committee and as an associate producer for “The Laura Ingraham Show.”

When President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, 2021, Farah is set to be replaced as communication director by Kate Bedingfield, who served as deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden-Harris campaign. Bedingfield was also Biden’s communications director during his tenure as vice president and worked in the private sector as VP of corporate communications at the Motion Picture Association of America. 

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