Report: White House Considering New Role for Spicer, Bringing in New Spokesperson

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The White House is considering moving press secretary Sean Spicer into a more senior role focused on strategy and bringing in a new spokesperson for President Donald Trump, according to a new report.

Discussions on reorganizing the White House communications operation are still preliminary, though, Bloomberg reported Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Spicer has been tasked with conducting press briefings and general communications strategy, leading to ongoing efforts to expand the White House communications team.

Spicer's press briefings are increasingly done off-camera, including Monday.

Last week, Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus contacted conservative commentator Laura Ingraham about the role of press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko about the role of communications director, according to Politico.

The scouting process has been in full swing since communications director Michael Dubke resigned from the role last month.

"We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation," White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was considered for press secretary during the transition period, has not been interviewed, according to people familiar with the process.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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