Kate Bedingfield

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Kate Bedingfield
White House Communications Director
In office
January 20, 2021 – March 1, 2023
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyPili Tobar
Kate Berner
Preceded byStephanie Grisham
Succeeded byBen LaBolt
Personal details
Born (1981-10-29) October 29, 1981 (age 42)
Georgia, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)David Kieve
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BA)

Katherine Joan Bedingfield[1] (born October 29, 1981)[2] is an American communications director and political campaign manager. She was the White House Communications Director for the Biden administration from 2021 to 2023.

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]

In February 2023, Bedingfield announced that she would leave the administration at the end of the month.[5]

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.
  5. "Ben LaBolt to replace Kate Bedingfield as White House Communications Director". CBS News. Retrieved February 10, 2023.