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] In June 2010, she was named Vice President, Head of Corporate and Strategic communications at Atlantic Media.[3] She was later named Senior Vice President of Global Communications. She left that position in June, 2013 to do independent consulting. Later that year, she moved to Italy when her husband, John Phillips, was named ambassador to Italy.

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 had a long career as 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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