The Biden administration communications director Kate Bedingfield is departing the White House later this month, Fox News has confirmed.
The publication added that the White House says Bedingfield will continue to be a “critical player in moving the Biden agenda forward from the outside.”
Bedingfield will leave at the end of the month to spend more time with her young children and her husband, who is also a veteran of the Biden administration and campaign, according to a White House aide who spoke to Fox News. According to the aide, Bedingfield will lend outside support to Biden and the Biden government.
“Without Kate Bedingfield’s talent and tenacity, Donald Trump might still be in the White House, the Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure Law might still be unrealized goals, and Kentaji Brown Jackson might not be sitting on the Supreme Court,” White House chief of staff Ron Klain said.
“She has played a huge role in everything the president has achieved – from his second term as vice president, through the campaign, and since coming to the White House.”
“Her strategic acumen, intense devotion to the president’s agenda, and fierce work on his behalf are unmatched,” Klain said, adding that “She will continue to remain a critical player in moving the Biden agenda forward from the outside.”
“From long before we launched the campaign, Kate Bedingfield was a fierce defender of the President and ensured that our message in 2020 and in the White House was consistent with his voice and principles,” White House Senior Adviser Anita Dunn said in a statement. “Her leadership helped us tell the story about the fight Joe Biden is making for the working families of America.”
According to the staffer who served as Biden’s communications director while he was vice president, Bedingfield has been a devoted and lifelong advisor to the senator.
Before taking on the position of White House communications director, Bedingfield served as the 2020 campaign’s deputy communications manager. Bedingfield was instrumental in every significant public relations endeavor while serving as head of the White House Communications Department, according to the White House.