White House social secretary resigns

World | 7 Jan 2021 10:56 am

White House social secretary Anna Cristina “Rickie” Niceta has resigned her role, effective immediately, a White House official tells CNN.

Niceta served as the Trump administration’s sole social secretary, assuming the post in February 2017.

Niceta becomes the second senior East Wing staffer to resign her job in the wake of today’s violent protests at the Capitol.

Stephanie Grisham, the former White House communications director and press secretary and current chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump, submitted her resignation Wednesday afternoon.

Some background on Niceta's role: The social secretary conducts and oversees all events at the White House, from small meetings in the West Wing, to the annual Easter Egg Roll, Halloween, state visits and Congressional picnics and galas.

Prior to becoming social secretary, Niceta was an executive with Washington, D.C., catering company Design Cuisine. Melania Trump hired Niceta after being impressed with the food at the inaugural luncheon in the US Capitol building.

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