Newhouse Graduate Amanda Finney Appointed to White House Communications and Press Staff
Josh Meyers, SYRACUSE, N.Y. – President-elect Joe Biden appointed Amanda Finney, a 2016 Syracuse University graduate, as the Chief of Staff for the Press Office and special assistant to the Press Secretary on Friday, according to a White House press release.
This makes Finney one of the 16 members appointed to the White House communications and press staff Friday. She earned her master’s degree in television, radio and film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
“Our communications and press staff are integral to this effort and are committed to building this country back better for all Americans,” President-elect Joe Biden said in a press release. “I’m proud to have them serve the American people in the White House.”
Finney also served as an organizer for former President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election campaign. She previously was the Associate Director of Policy and Communications for Sidewalk Labs.
Finney will work alongside 10 other women appointees on the White House communication staff, according to the press release.
“I’m proud to have them serve the American people in the White House,” Biden said.