March 18, 2011

WaPo’s Murray Named Communications Director for Vice President Biden

Shailagh Murray First reported by the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, veteran political reporter Shailagh Murray is leaving the Washington Post to serve as Communications Director for Vice President Joe Biden.

Murray has spent the past six years covering Congress and political campaigns for the Washington Post. Previously, Murray was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) from 1999 to 2005 covering politics and Congress and was also stationed as a correspondent in Brussels and Prague for the WSJ.

Murray replaces Jay Carney, the former Washington Bureau Chief for Time Magazine who was promoted to White House Press Secretary.

Murray is a New York native who grew up in Charlottesville and Richmond, VA.  She earned a Bachelor’s in Humanities from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University.  (Washington Post)

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