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

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The campaign spent $2,775 to air the ad and plans to promote it on social media to make sure the president sees it, said Sawyer Hackett, Castro’s national press secretary. Los Angeles Times, "Julián Castro to Trump: ‘In El Paso, Americans were killed ... because they look like me’," 13 Aug. 2019 Separately, on Twitter, Biden's national press secretary TJ Ducklo also zinged the national press. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Democrats take aim at the media," 13 Aug. 2019 Then-White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for Hill to be fired, and Trump himself said Hill was bad for ratings. Hillel Italie,, "Journalist, former ESPN host Jemele Hill has book deal," 6 Aug. 2019 Trump national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement just after the debate ended. Fortune, "Trump Campaign Levels Post-Debate Attack on 2020 Democrats," 31 July 2019 But things got weird soon after, when Pence's press secretary decided to deny everything. Jason Parham, WIRED, "While You Were Offline: Trump Went Into North Korea," 7 July 2019 The Trump delegation for the 2018 Winter Olympics included his daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, and former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "Close-knit USWNT ‘has each other’s backs’ on path to World Cup final," 4 July 2019 The mission was called off by the country’s coast guard on Sunday, Roy Morris, the press secretary to Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, told CNN. Robyn Merrett,, "Search Suspended for New Jersey Couple Who Went Missing During Jet-Ski Ride in Barbados," 2 July 2019 On the one hand, the chaotic scenes at Panmunjom (including the White House press secretary getting into a fight with North Korean security officers) did not suggest extensive planning. Seoul, The Economist, "Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un on the border between South and North Korea," 30 June 2019

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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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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