Linda Douglass

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Linda Douglass was director of communications for the White House Office of Health Reform in the Obama Administration (May 2009[1]–April 2010).[2] Since June 2010, she has been vice president, head of corporate and strategic communications at Atlantic Media.[3]

Douglass was first associated with Barack Obama as a senior strategist and spokeswoman of his presidential campaign. She joined his campaign on May 21, 2008.[4] Following Obama’s victory in the November 2008 presidential elections, Douglass was appointed spokeswoman of the presidential inauguration committee.[5]

Douglass is a former journalist with ABC News and CBS News, and began her journalism career in 1973 with KCBS-TV, the Los Angeles affiliate of CBS.


Douglass holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Southern California.


Douglass is married to the United States ambassador to Italy, John R. Phillips.


  1. ^ "Linda Douglass". The Washington Post. July 26, 2012. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kurtz, Howard (April 8, 2010). "Linda Douglass leaving White House". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Alex Alvarez (June 10, 2010). "Linda Douglass Returns To Atlantic Media". Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ Frederick, Don (May 21, 2008). "Linda Douglass, well-known journalist, becomes a partisan". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Seelye, Katharine (November 25, 2008). "Obama Places Stringent Limits on Inaugural Contributions". The New York Times. Retrieved September 13, 2013. 

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