Senior Biden communications adviser departing White House
(CNN) Meghan Hays, a longtime communications aide to President Joe Biden, will depart her role as director of message planning at the White House later this month, CNN has learned.
Hays, a special assistant to the president, has spent a total of eight years working for Biden, including during his vice presidency, 2020 presidential campaign and presidential transition before joining the White House communications team when he took office in 2021.
She's one of roughly a dozen current officials who have worked with Biden through each of those periods.
"Very few people have had as deep an impact on every facet of President Biden's communications as Meghan has," White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield said.
"She's a problem solver and the person you want fighting alongside you when the going gets tough.
We will miss her tremendously."
After the killing of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri last month, Hays coordinated where and how the President would deliver his speech announcing the historic operation while also in isolation with Covid-19, ultimately selecting a socially distanced set-up on the Blue Room balcony.