The White House announced Friday that President Joe Biden’s Communications Director, Kate Bedingfield, will reportedly step down in February.
Ben LaBolt will take over for Bedingfield, who has been the White House communications director for the length of Biden’s term.
Prior to becoming the president’s communications director, Bedingfield served in three separate White House communications leadership posts during the Obama-Biden administration.
She was also Biden’s communications director while he was vice president in 2015-2016, and she served as deputy campaign manager for Biden’s 2020 campaign.
LaBolt, who will be the first openly gay White House communications director, oversaw communications for Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation, has worked on three presidential campaigns and held communications positions in the Senate and House, including press secretary for then-Senator Barack Obama.
Bedingfield’s resignation is the latest big leadership shift in the White House since the midterm elections.
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