White House broadcast media director leaves for the private sector
A leading communication assistant for President BidenJoe Biden Defense and National Security – Biden sends new warning to China Energy and Environment – Interior to pursue oil lease plans Healthcare – Fauci warns of rising cases MORE is expected to leave the White House in the coming weeks, a White House spokesperson confirmed Monday.
Mariel Saez, director of broadcast media at the White House, will be stepping down for an as-yet-unannounced Private Sector gig. She is responsible for the White House’s media strategy around television.
CNN was the first to report the news of his departure.
Saez’s departure is a rare case for this White House administration, which has seen very little turnover in Biden’s first year in office.
Saez said in a statement that it was an honor to serve as the president in this position.
“I am grateful to my talented and dedicated colleagues in the White House and throughout the administration who have worked hand-in-hand with me to communicate the President’s priorities through broadcast media,” she said.
She added that she was “excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the private sector”.
“I look forward to sharing more information about my next steps soon,” she said.
Saez joined the White House early in the administration, having served as deputy director of communications for the presidential inaugural committee after Biden won the 2020 election. She also worked for four months as director of women’s media for Biden for president.
Prior to that, Saez spent more than 10 years as House majority leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerBoth-side support grows to provide air power to Ukraine Pics of the Week: Ukraine, Holi and Carole King The Hill’s Morning Report – Biden to warn Xi against arming Russia MORE‘s (D-Md.), most recently as Deputy Director of Communications.
Kate BedingfieldKate BedingfieldTeam Biden ‘sheds light’ on gas prices with #PutinPriceHike White House Chief of Staff speaks to White House Media Director of Senate Democrats leaving for the private sector MOREWhite House communications director, called Saez an “invaluable member of our team” on Monday and highlighted her work.
“From primetime morning and cable shows to Sunday shows, town halls and specials, Mariel has worked across the administration to ensure a robust broadcast presence, booking more than 2,700 interviews and shaping coverage administration,” she said in a statement, adding that Saez will be missed.
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Updated at 3:56 p.m.