TVNewser FishbowlNY AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Moran Leaves WH Communications Post

PRNewser: Ellen Moran is leaving her post as White House Communications Director to become the Chief of Staff at the Department of Commerce. As Politico’s Ben Smith says, it’s not a common trajectory.

The AP reminds us that Moran was the only member of President Obama’s inner circle that did not have a long term relationship with him, and did not play a role in the epic two-year campaign to win.

To call it a frat house would be unfair as there are so many women in White House positions of power. However, dare we hazard an uninformed guess, she served her usefulness getting the Communication department organized in the first 100 days–skills learned from running EMILY’s List.

Like Bush and his longtime relationship with Karl Rove and Karen Hughes, Obama seems to have messaging and positioning duties more than covered with David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs.

>>UPDATE: WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tells WaPo Moran is leaving her post at the WH “to spend more time” with her family. Read on here.

Mediabistro Course

Book Promotion and Publicity Boot Camp

Book Promotion and Publicity Boot CampDevelop a plan for your book's success in our brand new online boot camp, Book Promotion & Publicity! Starting July 10, publishing and public relations experts will teach you the publicity skills needed to ensure a successful book launch, such as, how to create a social media kit, interact with fans and authors on panels, create a marketing newsletter and more! Register now!