White House Press Secretary

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Year(s) : Name

2003-present: Scott McClellan
2001 - 2003 : Ari Fleischer
2000 - 2001 : Jake Siewert
1998 - 2000 : Joe Lockhart
1994 - 1998 : Mike McCurry
1993 - 1994 : Dee Dee Myers
1987 - 1993 : Marlin Fitzwater
1981 - 1987 : Larry Speakes
1981 - 1981 : James Brady
1977 - 1981 : Jody Powell
1974 - 1977 : Ron Nessen
1974 - 1974 : J.F. terHorst
1969 - 1974 : Ron Ziegler
1967 - 1969 : George E. Christian
1965 - 1966 : Bill Moyers
1964 - 1965 : George E. Reedy
1961 - 1964 : Pierre Salinger
1953 - 1961 : James C. Hagerty
1952 - 1953 : Roger Tubby
1950 - 1952 : Joseph H. Short
1950  : Stephen Early
1945 - 1950 : Charles G. Ross
1945  : Jonathan Daniels
1945  : J. Leonard Reinsch
1937 - 1945 : Stephen Early

The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official with a rank one step below Cabinet level. The Press Secretary is the primary spokesperson for the Administration.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities center on collecting information about what is happening inside the Administration and around the world, and getting that information to the media in a timely and accurate fashion. The information includes things like a summary of the President's schedule for the day, who the President has seen, called, or had interactions with, and disseminating the official position of the Administration on the news of the day.

The Press Secretary traditionally also fields questions from the press corps in briefings and press conferences, which are generally televised and "press gaggles", which are on the record briefings where no video is allowed, but transcripts are made available.

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