White House Hires Director of African-American Outreach After Post Was Vacant For Months

By Zack Budryk

The White House has reportedly hired Nicole Frazier as its new director of African-American outreach after a months-long vacancy.

Frazier, Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) regional director, has been hired by the White House Office of Public Liaison (OPL), which had made the position a priority, according to Axios.

She will succeed Henry Childs II, who himself replaced Omarosa Manigault Newman after she was fired in 2017, Axios reported, citing three sources familiar with the hire.

Childs himself was hired by the Commerce Department in September and handled the responsibilities of both positions until March, when the White House began looking for a replacement.

“I’m glad President Trump was able to identify such a capable person in Nicole, to serve in OPL for this incredibly important position,” Paris Dennard, who served as White House director of black outreach under George W. Bush, told the website.

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