press secretary

noun

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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With no vacant office to work in yet, Mr. Shine has been occupying a desk outside the principal deputy press secretary’s office, the officials said. Maggie Haberman, New York Times, "Bill Shine, Ousted From Fox News in Scandal, Joins White House Communications Team," 5 July 2018 Raj Shah, now the lead deputy White House press secretary will leave that role to oversee communications and strategy on the high-court pick and help coordinate messages with allies on Capitol Hill, the White House said Monday. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, "Trump Meets With Four Potential Supreme Court Nominees," 2 July 2018 Shah is taking a leave of absence from his post as as White House principal deputy press secretary to manage communications, strategy and messaging coordination with Trump’s Capitol Hill allies, Sanders said. Neil Vigdor, courant.com, "Connecticut's Justin Clark And Raj Shah Will Promote Trump Nominee For Supreme Court," 2 July 2018 CBS News reported Wednesday that Sanders and principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah were both planning to depart. Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Assistant Spokeswoman Latest to Leave White House," 15 June 2018 White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah, however, said that D'Souza had made restitution and accepted responsibility for his actions. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "Trump has many motivations -- but power rules them all," 1 June 2018 The pit in the ground, which was first reported by White House correspondents on site this week, appears to have opened just outside the press briefing room and deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley's office. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "There's a growing sinkhole on the White House lawn," 22 May 2018 The pit in the ground, which was first reported by White House correspondents on site this week, appears to have opened just outside the press briefing room and deputy White House press secretary Hogan Gidley's office. Marissa J. Lang, chicagotribune.com, "There's a growing sinkhole on the White House lawn," 22 May 2018 White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said during a daily press briefing. Paula Rogo, Essence.com, "Trump Finally Called Waffle House Shooting Hero James Shaw Jr. To Thank Him," 15 May 2018

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1945, in the meaning defined above

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press secretary

noun

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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