LAS VEGAS – The Romney campaign has hired a new press secretary to handle the schedule of Ann Romney, an indication that the 63-year-old grandmother of 18 will soon be ramping up her public schedule, ABC News has learned exclusively.
Sarah Haley, formerly of Sen. Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign, where she served as the national coalitions director as well as the director of communications for Karen Santorum, has been picked for the job.
“We are thrilled to add such a tremendous talent to the Romney communications team. Mrs. Romney will be well-served by a press and political pro like Sarah,” Romney campaign director of communications Gail Gitcho told ABC News.
Before working for the Santorum campaign, Haley was the spokeswoman for Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. She previously worked in the media as well, spending time at Fox News Channel’s national headquarters where she worked on the “O’Reilly Factor” and “The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum,” as well as to help produce special coverage of the 2007 Republican primaries.
Up until now, Ann Romney’s media appearances have been handled by her husband’s press shop.