Donald Trump has chosen a press secretary. The RNC’s Sean Spicer. Via the Hill:
President-elect Donald Trump has named Republican National Committee (RNC) strategist Sean Spicer to be his press secretary, the transition team announced in a statement Thursday.
In addition, Hope Hicks was named Director of Strategic Communications, Jason Miller was named Director of Communications, and Dan Scavino was named Director of Social Media.
All four members of the press department will also share the same “assistant to the President” title — an apparent signal that they will be on equal footing.
Hicks and Scavino are longtime Trump loyalists who had been with the campaign from the very beginning, serving in similar roles on the campaign.
Spicer takes the job Kellyanne Conway turned down, and is considered to be a solid pick. Other candidates rumored to be in line for the job included Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump surrogate Katrina Pierson, and radio host Laura Ingraham.