Washington Post Reporter Chosen For VP Biden’s Communications Director

By Kristina

Mar 18, 2011 3:50pm

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller reports:

The White House announced today that Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray will become Vice President Biden’s Communications Director, starting next month.   Murray will replace Jay Carney who of course left Biden’s office to become the White House press secretary.

“Shailagh’s years of experience covering a broad array of issues ranging from domestic policy to foreign affairs make her uniquely positioned to lead our communications team,” Vice President Biden says in a papers statement, “She is as well-respected among her peers as she is versed in the serious issues facing our nation and the world.  Her leadership and counsel will be invaluable to me, and to the entire administration.”

Murray spent nine years as a Capitol Hill correspondent when Biden was a senator for the Post and the Wall Street Journal.

Murray joins the ranks of many former journalists who have joined the administration. Chicago Tribune correspondent Jill Zuckman became assistant to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and director of public affairs, former Los Angeles Times reporter Peter Gosselin who is now a speechwriter for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and former Washington Post deputy editor Warren Bass who is an adviser to United Nations Ambassador Dr. Susan Rice. Former ABC News congressional correspondent Linda Douglass became a senior strategist for the Obama campaign, while other campaign officials included former CNN producer Kate Albright-Hanna and former CNN correspondent Aneesh Raman.

-Sunlen Miller


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