press secretary


Definition of press secretary

: a person officially in charge of press relations for a usually prominent public figure

Examples of press secretary in a Sentence

the White House press secretary
Recent Examples on the Web Assistant White House press secretary Karoline Leavitt urged a swift confirmation. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump nominee rejects criticism over tweets," 30 July 2020 Devin O'Malley, Pence's press secretary, said the vice president told Brown earlier this week federal law enforcement would stay in Portland until the violence directed toward them and the courthouse ceased. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Federal agents in downtown Portland to begin leaving, Oregon governor announces," 30 July 2020 Listen to this exchange between a reporter and then Ronald Reagan's press secretary Larry Speakes in 1982. Cnn Staff, CNN, "Learning from the AIDS Epidemic: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for June 29," 29 June 2020 Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, expressed disappointment in Monday’s decision. Adam Liptak,, "Supreme court strikes down Louisiana abortion law," 29 June 2020 Veterans Affairs press secretary Christina Noel told the Washington Examiner that its current study of K2 veterans is expected to have initial results within 18 months. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, "Toxic exposures of post-9/11 service members revealed in declassified K2 documents," 10 July 2020 In Washington, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany lamented at Monday’s news briefing that she was not asked by reporters about weekend killings in Atlanta and other major U.S. cities. Ben Nadler And Jeff Martin, USA TODAY, "Georgia Gov. Kemp declares emergency, calls up National Guard troops after 8-year-old killed," 7 July 2020 In quick outings, Abbott, his security detail and Wittman, his senior communications adviser and press secretary, drive over to the studio with him. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, "Familiarity breeds favorability: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 local TV news interview strategy," 3 July 2020 The directive came after two White House officials — the vice president's press secretary and a presidential valet — tested positive for the virus, sending panic waves through the building. Author: Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump campaign rally sign-up page includes coronavirus liability disclaimer," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of press secretary

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Press secretary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of press secretary

: a person whose job is to give information about an important or famous person or organization to news reporters

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