(WASHINGTON) -- Shailagh Murray of the Washington Post has been tapped for the role of communications director to the vice president, the White House announced Friday. Murray will replace Jay Carney, who left Vice President 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,” Biden said in a 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.”
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