- The Indian American previously served as Regional Communications Director on the Biden-Harris campaign.
President-elect Joe Biden has named Vedant Patel as the Assistant White House Press Secretary. Patel was among a slew of diverse, experienced, and talented individuals appointed as White House communications and press staff on Dec. 18. “Restoring faith in government by speaking honestly and directly to the American people will be a hallmark of my administration,” Biden said.
“Our communications and press staff are integral to this effort and are committed to building this country back better for all Americans. I’m proud to have them serve the American people in the White House.”
Biden also named Paige Hill as Senior Regional Communications Director; Michael Kikukawa as Press Assistant; Jennifer Molina as Senior Director of Coalitions Media; Kevin Munoz as Assistant Press Secretary; Angela Dela Cruz Perez as Press Assistant; Emma Riley as Chief of Staff for the Office of Communications; Mariel Sáez, Director of Broadcast Media; Amijah Townsend-Holmes, Press Assistant and Remi Yamamoto, Senior Advisor for Communications to the Chief of Staff.
Patel served as Regional Communications Director on the Biden-Harris campaign. During Biden’s primary campaign, Patel served as the Nevada and Western Primary-States communications director. Previously, Patel worked as communications director to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Western Regional Press Secretary at the Democratic National Committee, and Communications Director to Congressman Mike Honda.
Born in India and raised in California, Patel is a graduate of the University of California-Riverside and the University of Florida. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife.