Kate Bedingfield

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Kate Bedingfield
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White House Communications Director
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyPili Tobar
Kate Berner
Preceded byStephanie Grisham
Personal details
Born1982 (age 40–41)
Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)David Kieve
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BA)

Katherine Joan Bedingfield[1] (born c. 1982)[2] is an American communications director and political campaign manager. She is the White House Communications Director for the Biden administration since January 20, 2021.

She was deputy campaign manager for the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign and former communications director for Biden when he was vice president.

In early July 2022, Chief of Staff Ron Klain said that Bedingfield would leave her role as White House Communications Director "in the coming weeks."[3] However a few weeks later, Bedingfield changed her decision and decided to stay in the role.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Katherine Bedingfield and David Kieve". The New York Times. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  2. "Kate Bedingfield | 2020 40 under 40 in Government and Politics". Fortune. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. Lee, MJ; Liptak, Kevin; Collins, Kaitlan (6 July 2022). "White House communications director Kate Bedingfield leaving her role". CNN. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  4. "White House Communications Director, Set to Depart, Decides to Stay". The New York Times. July 29, 2022.