White House Office of the Press Secretary

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White House Office of the Press Secretary
Agency overview
Formed 1929
Headquarters White House
Employees About 30
Agency executive Jay Carney, Press Secretary
Parent agency White House Office
Website White House Office of the Press Secretary

The White House Office of the Press Secretary, or the Press Office, is responsible for gathering and disseminating information to three principal groups: the President, the White House staff, and the media. The Office is headed by the White House Press Secretary, and is part of the White House Office, which is a subunit of the Executive Office of the President.

Function[edit]

The Press Office is responsible for providing support and information to the national and international media regarding the President's beliefs, activities and actions. It works alongside the Office of Communications in crafting and espousing the administration's message.

History[edit]

Key Staff[edit]

  • Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary: Jay Carney
    • Special Assistant to the President and White House Deputy Press Secretary: Josh Earnest
      • Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Press Secretary: Reid Cherlin
      • Special Assistant to the President and Assistant Press Secretary: Nick Shapiro[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The White House-Covering the White House". The National Press Foundation. 2009-04-01. Retrieved 2010-01-09.