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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Obst was joined on the stage by Marc Lotter, Pence's former press secretary, for the Indiana Republican Spring Dinner Monday evening at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Kaitlin Lange, Indianapolis Star, "Mike Pence is 'literally the most loyal human on earth' to Trump, adviser says," 22 May 2018 Just ask Sean Spicer, who recently signed a deal for a television talk show after spending his six months as White House press secretary lying to the American people. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Kathy Griffin Comes Back With a Vengeance in 'Laugh Your Head Off' Tour," 27 June 2018 Sean Spicer, who also worked as press secretary, did double-duty after the inauguration until Mike Dubke started in the role in early March 2017. NBC News, "Former Fox News president in talks to be next White House communications director," 27 June 2018 As Trump’s press secretary, Sanders defends his his many lies, his attacks, and his policies. Laura Mcgann, Vox, "Sarah Sanders is upset a restaurant wouldn’t serve her. She’s OK with it happening to gays.," 24 June 2018 Sanders assumed the podium July 21, 2017, after serving as deputy press secretary for the first six months of the administration and has become a trusted confidante of the President's. Jeff Zeleny, CNN, "Sanders' challenge: Maintaining credibility, while staying loyal to Trump," 7 June 2018 The embattled and increasingly sidelined press secretary resigned in July 2017 after Anthony Scaramucci was appointed White House communications director. Emily Stewart, Vox, "EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt joins the very long list of high-profile White House departures," 5 July 2018 Many of the press secretary's supporters spent the weekend vandalizing the restaurant's page by leaving thousands of fraudulent one-star reviews. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "The Red Hen and the Weaponization of Yelp," 26 June 2018 The White House press secretary began Monday’s briefing by talking about the incident right from the start. Janelle Nanos,, "Would you ask someone to leave your restaurant? Boston owners say that’s tricky," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of press secretary

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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