Trump Announces Press Secretary, Communications Director

Sean Spicer, Jason Miller, Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino named to team.

Unlike some others involved in the transition, Spicer is seen by many in the press corps as among the more accessible members of Trump's team. Though combative at times, Spicer makes regular television appearances and hosts a daily briefing call for reporters about the presidential transition. Also participating in the briefing call is Spicer's colleague Jason Miller, who will serve as Trump's director of communications.

The president-elect also announced that the transition press secretary, Hope Hicks, will be director of strategic communications and Dan Scavino will serve as director of social media for the White House.

“Sean, Hope, Jason and Dan have been key members of my team during the campaign and transition. I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will 'Make America Great Again,'” Trump said in a press release.

Spicer as press secretary is considered likely to be responsible for easing any tension between reporters and the White House.

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