Biden picks another journalist as communications director
March 18th, 2011
02:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden picks another journalist as communications director

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden has tapped another journalist to be his communications director.

Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray will step into her new role "next month" according to a statement from the vice president's office.

In announcing his choice, Biden praised the veteran journalist. "She is as well respected among her peers as she is versed in the serious issues facing our nation and the world."

Murray follows Jay Carney who left that position to become White House press secretary after longtime Obama spokesman and confidante Robert Gibbs departed to become an outside adviser and cheerleader for the president.

In one of her last stories posted on the Washington Post's web site in early March, Shailagh wrote about her new boss and his role intervening in a "partisan brawl" to work out a compromise to fund the federal government.

"Shailagh's years of experience covering a broad array of issues ranging from domestic policy to foreign affairs make her uniquely positioned to lead our communications team," the vice president said in the statement.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. JohnP

    This is all just peachy, but how about Obama or Biden address what's happening in Libya. You know, out there in the world. Something more than a standard sound bite.

    March 18, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  2. zin

    why is it that when an obvious lib goes to work for a dem the pantie messing left acts as if nobody gets it? hahaha, can u imagine the slander and threats aimed at not only the journalist, but the previous employer had they gone 2 wrk 4 a repub? sshhh, every1 knws the jig is up . . . except 4 the perps, so keep quiet!

    March 18, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. MJ

    Interesting .. If anything, he definitely needs someone, besides himself, to communicate. Keeping his mouth shut would be a great start and a full-time job.

    March 18, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  4. WiredwierdinSF

    To call Ms. Murray a journalist is a bit of a stretch isn't it? She is an employee of the Washington Post which is a wholly owned subidiary of the DNC and the corrupt unions that they front for.

    March 18, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Why didn't Joe just hire someone from the failed Bush presidency? The Bushies are good at lying and have an inside track to money from billionaires and foreign corporations.

    March 18, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. Kate

    This confirms what we already thought was true. Reporters are unbiased professionals who go above and beyond to ensure no one can view their work as being a partisan hack job.

    Oops, I just read the article, reporters are just partisan hacks...

    March 18, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |