The White House announced on Friday that Kate Bedingfield, the Communications Director for President Joe Biden, will be stepping down in February. Bedingfield has served in the role since Biden’s inauguration and is leaving to pursue other opportunities. She has been a key part of Biden’s team since 2015, when she began working as a communications director for then-Vice President Biden. During the 2020 election, she served as Deputy Campaign Manager and was a critical strategic voice throughout the campaign.
Extremely grateful for the opportunity and honored to serve @POTUS. @WHCommsDir has built a world class communications team that has won hard fought, come from behind victories, and as the President said, I have big shoes to fill. 1/3 https://t.co/Vh5YG5uTMb
— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) February 10, 2023
The White House has named Ben LaBolt as Bedingfield’s replacement. LaBolt is the first openly gay White House Communications Director and brings a wealth of experience to the role. He has worked on three presidential campaigns, held communications positions in the Senate and House, and was an advisor on nominations during the Biden-Harris transition.
President Biden expressed his gratitude for Bedingfield’s hard work and dedication to his agenda. He also expressed his excitement for LaBolt’s appointment, noting that he has “a cutting-edge understanding of how Americans consume information” and has shown a commitment to public service.
Bedingfield’s departure marks yet another major leadership shakeup in the White House since the midterms. Chief of Staff Ron Klain, top economic adviser Brian Deese, and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh have all stepped down in recent weeks. It is clear that President Biden is making changes to his team to ensure that his administration is well-equipped to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.
Kate Bedingfield has been an integral part of President Biden’s team since 2015 and her departure will be felt throughout the White House. However, Ben LaBolt is an experienced and capable leader who is sure to make an impact in his new role as Communications Director. With LaBolt at the helm, the White House will be well-positioned to effectively communicate with the American people.
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