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Stephanie Grisham out as White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany tapped as successor

Grisham had a short tenure, about eight months

Updated: April 7, 2020 - 11:57am

White House press Secretary Stephanie Grisham will reportedly leave her position as President Trump's chief spokesperson. She will be replaced by Kayleigh McEnany, the national press secretary for the Trump 2020 campaign.

Grisham will reportedly return to the East Wing of the White House to work for first lady Melania Trump, for whom she worked prior to her present role, according to Politico.

Grisham has been in her current position for less than a year, she maintained a lower-profile throughout than her predecessors Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sean Spicer. She did not hold a press briefing during her tenure in office. 

Alyssa Farah, the current spokeswoman for the Department of Defense, was also reportedly considered for the job.