The first lady made the announcement in a tweet, saying that Grisham, 42, will also become the White House communications director.
“I am pleased to announce StephGrisham45 will be the next PressSec & Comms Director! She has been with us since 2015 – potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country. Excited to have Stephanie working for both sides of the WhiteHouse.
#BeBest” Trump posted on Twitter.
President Donald Trump previously named Grisham as a potential candidate during a Fox & Friends earlier this month, where he described her as “terrific.”
Grisham, a fixture in the Arizona Republican Party, was one of Trump’s first hires during his presidential campaign—as a press aide in 2015. She served as a deputy press secretary in the White House when he took office in January 2017 and eventually was chosen to speak for the first lady.
Sanders’ principal deputy press secretary, Hogan Gidley, congratulated Grisham in a Twitter post. read more