(PTI) Washington, Ta. Saturday, December 19, 2020
US President-Elect Joe Biden announced the appointment of new members of his staff today and appointed Vedanta Patel of Gujarati descent as Assistant Press Secretary of the White House. Patel is currently the spokesperson for Biden’s reception committee and has been involved in Biden’s campaign ever since.
Previously he was the Director of Regional Communications. During Biden’s primary, Patel was the director of state communications in Nevada and the Western Primary. He was previously the Director of Communications of the Indian-American Premila Jaipal and also the Communications Director of Congressman Mike Honda and the Press Secretary of the Democratic National Committee.
Born in Gujarat, Vedanta Patel was raised in California and graduated from Uni. Is a graduate from California. He is a wet Indian American as White House press secretary. Prior to Patel, Priya Singh was of the first Indian origin in the White House Press and Communications Branch.
He served in the Obama administration from 2009 to May 2010. Raj Shah served as Deputy Press Secretary of the White House in the Trump administration from 2017 to 2019.