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Stephanie Grisham Biography
Stephanie Grisham is an American government employee who is the current designate to be the 30th White House Press Secretary, announced on June 25, 2019, by First Lady Melania Trump. Grisham was also a member of Donald Trump’s presidential transition team.Stephanie Grisham
Stephanie Grisham Career
In 2007, Stephanie Grisham was the spokeswoman for AAA Arizona. She later became the spokeswoman for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne then for Arizona House of Representatives Republican caucus, and then Arizona House Speaker David Gowan.
In 2012, she worked for Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign.
In 2014, Stephanie Grisham, then a spokeswoman for the Arizona attorney general’s office, witnessed the execution of Joseph Wood.
In 2015, as an independent contractor, Grisham coordinated press for Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia. Later that year, she served as a press aide to the Trump campaign. According to the Arizona Capitol Times, she first took a long-term, unpaid leave from the Arizona House of Representatives to work on Trump’s campaign.
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Arizona House Speaker David Gowan paid Grisham $19,000 in state salary over an 8-week period while she was serving as a member of the Trump transition team.
After Trump’s victory, in 2017, Stephanie was named Deputy Press Secretary for Sean Spicer in the West Wing of the White House.
“Grisham was one of Trump’s early Arizona staffers. She helped arrange his campaign stops in Phoenix and around the state and region throughout the primary, a role that quickly expanded to include his rallies around the U.S.. After his victory, Grisham was named a special adviser for operations and has been serving on Trump’s transition team.”
In March 2017, Melania Trump moved Grisham over to the East Wing. A former White House colleague of Donald Trump’s stated that Trump was remorseful at losing Grisham to Melania Trump’s office, due to Grisham’s prior loyalty and skill at handling the press while acting as his traveling press secretary. During that time, she built relationships with many reporters at events.
Despite losing Stephanie Grisham as part of his own staff, Trump said he was satisfied that his wife would “be in good hands”. Several sources that had worked with Grisham previously described her as being “highly competent” and “self-aware”, and believed she enjoyed “trolling the press” via speculative statements that were released.
The United States Office of Special Counsel stated that Grisham violated the Hatch Act of 1939 following a complaint by Senator Tom Carper. She was accused of using her official Twitter account on July 11, 2018 to tweet out Trump’s campaign slogan. Violation of the act is not a crime, but a workplace guideline, and the agency responded by sending Stephanie Grisham a warning letter.
Stephanie Grisham White House Press Secretary
On June 14, 2019, Stephanie Grisham’s name was mentioned as a possible replacement for Sarah Sanders as White House Press Secretary. On June 25, 2019, Grisham was formally announced as the next White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director by First Lady of the United States Melania Trump via Twitter.
“I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse,” Melania Trump wrote.
Stephanie Grisham Age
Grisham was born in 1976 or 1977 in United States (she is 42–43 years old as of 2019).
Stephanie Grisham Husband | Is Stephanie Grisham Married?
Grisham is a single mother of two children. She was previously married but is now divorced though she has not provided any information about the father of her children.
Stephanie Grisham Children
Grisham’s first born graduated in 2016 in Arizona, which is also her home-state. Her second born, Jake, continues to live with her in Washington DC & is said to be around the same age as President Trump’s youngest son Barron.
Stephanie Grisham Salary
The exact amount of salary that Grisham will earn from her post as the White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director has not yet been disclosed. She previously had an annual salary of $155,000 under the first lady, according to the White House’s 2018 report on salary data Opens a New Window.
Sarah Sanders who was previously White House Press Secretary earned a salary of $179,700.
Stephanie Grisham Net Worth
Grisham’s net worth is not yet disclosed.
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Stephanie Grisham News
Melania Trump’s chief of communications Stephanie Grisham picked as next White House press secretary and communications director
First lady Melania Trump’s chief spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, has been tapped to replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as the next White House press secretary, the first lady announced Tuesday.
Grisham, who had served as the East Wing press secretary since March 2017, will also become the White House communications director, according to the first lady’s tweet.
The first lady said in a tweet that she and President Donald Trump “can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country.”
Melania Trump added that she is “excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse.”
I am pleased to announce @StephGrisham45 will be the next @PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – @potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the @WhiteHouse. #BeBest
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) June 25, 2019
In a text message, Grisham confirmed to CNBC that she will still be working for the first lady even as she takes on her new roles.
Trump praised Grisham in remarks to reports in the Oval Office later Tuesday. “She’s here, she knows everybody, she actually gets along with the media very well,” Trump said. “I think she’s going to be fantastic.”
Grisham will be taking over for Sanders, who will be departing as White House press secretary at the end of June. Sanders, who had been part of Trump’s 2016 campaign and a member of his administration’s communications team from the start of his presidency. She said she wanted to spend more time with her family, but vowed to “continue to be one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his agenda.”
Adopted from: www.cnbc.com