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Obama Expands Administration Media Team

President Barack Obama has made several new appointments to his communications team, including Macon Phillips as director of new media and Christina Reynolds as director of media affairs.

Paul Holmes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Barack Obama has made several new appointments to his communications team, including Macon Phillips as director of new media and Christina Reynolds as director of media affairs.

 

Since the election, Phillips has served as director of new media for the Presidential transition team, developing Change.gov and overseeing the transition's overall online communications. Prior to that, he served as the deputy director of new media for Obama for America, managing the day to day operations of the campaign's online program. Before the campaign, he led Blue State Digital's strategy practice, working with clients including the Democratic National Committee and Senator Ted Kennedy.

 

Reynolds was most recently the director of rapid response for the Obama-Biden campaign. Prior to that, she was research director and senior communications adviser for John Edwards' 2008 presidential primary campaign, and research director in 2004. She has also served as research director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and communications director for Tom Daschle's 2004 campaign.

 

Other appointments include Daniella Gibbs Leger as director of message events, having most recently served as vice president for communications at American Progress; Dag Vega, director of broadcast media, having recently served as director of surrogate press for the Obama campaign; Amy Brundage, regional communications director; Cammie Croft, deputy new media director; Corey Ealons, director of African American media and coordinator of special projects; Shin Inouye, director of specialty media; Luis Miranda, director of Hispanic media; and Moira Mack Muntz and Gannet Tseggai, regional communications directors.

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