Stephanie Grisham
Stephanie Grisham

Stephanie Grisham is leaving the White House press secretary post after eight months. She'll be remembered for not holding regularly scheduled press briefings.

Kayleigh McEnany, a 31-year-old spokesperson for the Trump campaign, will take over for Grisham. 

Donald Trump has been holding his own daily press briefings, boasting about his high ratings during the COVID-19 crisis that has killed more than 10,000 Americans.

Grisham will return to the staff of first lady Melanie Trump as spokesperson and chief of staff. She replaces Lindsay Reynolds, who resigned earlier this week to spend more time with her family. 

In her statement, Trump called Grisham “a mainstay and true leader in the administration from even before day one."

Grisham expects her successor will be formally named "in the coming days" and promises to stick around the White House to help facilitate "a smooth transition for as long as needed.”

She took over the White House press secretary job from Sarah Huckabee Sanders.