Tuesday, December 29, 2015

FAMU alumna selected as top public affairs official in U.S. Department of Justice

Last summer, Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed Melanie Roussell Newman to serve as the top spokeswoman in the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ).

Newman, a Florida A&M alumna, began her new position as the USDOJ director of public affairs in June.

“I’m excited to join the Justice Department and it is an honor to serve under AG Loretta Lynch. I look forward to working with the team here to keep the American people informed about the Justice Department’s important mission,” Newman said in a quote published by POLITICO.

Newman was previously the associate director for communications and strategic planning in the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Before that, she served as the national press secretary for the Democratic National Committee, press secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spokeswoman for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Southern Regional communications director for Obama for America, and communications director for the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives under Chairman John Conyers, Jr.

Newman earned a B.S. in broadcast journalism from FAMU and an M.A. in public communication from American University.

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