Shailagh Murray, a political reporter for The Washington Post, is joining Vice President Joe Biden‘s staff as communications director, the position vacated by Jay Carney when he became the White House Press Secretary.
Murray has covered Congress and political campaigns for the paper for six years. She worked for the Wall Street Journal from 1999 to 2005.
Carney is also a former reporter; he was a political reporter for Time magazine before joining the Obama administration.
Yahoo’s The Cutline has the memo.