White House Press Secretary
|List of press secretaries|
|Year(s) : Name|
2003-present: Scott McClellan
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.