COVID and well being coverage press aide to depart White Home

Assistant White Home press secretary Kevin Munoz, who labored on messaging on the coronavirus pandemic and different well being coverage points, is ready to depart his publish.

Munoz will go away later this month, a White Home official confirmed to The Hill. In his position, he labored on COVID-19 points from vaccinations and boosters to masks mandates and congressional funding. CNN first reported his departure on Friday.

He additionally labored on abortion points within the wake of the Supreme Court docket overturning Roe v. Wade, in addition to messaging through the child system scarcity and the mpox outbreak.

Munoz has been a staple of the White Home press staff because the starting of the administration. Earlier than that, he labored because the Florida press secretary and Nevada press secretary for President Biden’s 2020 marketing campaign.

He was an early marketing campaign staffer for Biden, beginning in August 2019 through the Democratic major. Former White Home communications director Kate Bedingfield had quipped that he’s a “Florida man,” and former White Home press secretary Jen Psaki deemed him “Physician Munoz.”

Munoz’s departure comes forward of the 2024 marketing campaign, and though Biden hasn’t formally introduced his plans to hunt reelection, he has stated he intends to run.

Earlier this week, the White Home added two veteran Home aides to its legislative affairs store, and the State Division introduced that its spokesperson Ned Worth will step down from his position to transition to working immediately for Secretary Antony Blinken.

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