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Shailagh Murray
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"Senior Advisor to the President
In office
April 3, 2015 – January 20, 2017
Serving with "Brian Deese
President "Barack Obama
Preceded by "Dan Pfeiffer
Succeeded by "Jared Kushner
"Stephen Miller
Personal details
Born Shailagh Jane Murray
(1965-10-09) October 9, 1965 (age 52)
"Buffalo, "New York, "U.S.
Political party "Democratic
Spouse(s) Neil King, Jr
Education "University of Missouri,
Columbia
("BA)
"Northwestern University ("MA)

Shailagh Jane Murray (born October 9, 1965) is an American political aide and former "journalist who served as a "Senior Advisor to "U.S. President "Barack Obama.[1] She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Communications Director for "Vice President "Joe Biden.[2] She is married to Neil King, Jr., global economics editor for the Wall Street Journal, who was also then deputy Washington bureau chief of the WSJ at the time of her Senior Advisor appointment. [3]

Prior to her service in the government, Murray worked as a journalist covering politics for "The Wall Street Journal and "The Washington Post.[2]

Career[edit]

Murray worked for "The Wall Street Journal from 1999 to 2005.[2] She then became Capitol Hill correspondent for "The Washington Post, covering the elections of 2006, 2008 and 2010.[2]

She joined the "Office of the Vice President in 2011 as Communications Director and was later promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff.[4]

In March 2015, she was named as the successor to "Dan Pfeiffer as "Senior Advisor to the President with a communications portfolio.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barack Obama names two new top aides". "Politico. 2015-03-24. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d Beth Reinhard (2013-07-16). "Shailagh Murray, Communications Director, Office of the Vice President". "National Journal. Retrieved 2015-05-23. 
  3. ^ Dana Milbank (2015-03-27). "Is this the end of the White House's insufferable insularity?". "The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Biden names reporter as communications director". "Los Angeles Times. 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  5. ^ Dana Milbank (2015-03-27). "Is this the end of the White House's insufferable insularity?". "The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
Political offices
Preceded by
"Dan Pfeiffer
"Senior Advisor to the President
2015–2017
With: "Brian Deese
"Valerie Jarrett
Succeeded by
"Jared Kushner
"Stephen Miller
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