- Associated Press - Friday, October 13, 2017

EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - President Donald Trump’s newest press team addition has ties in Arkansas.

Forty-one-year-old Hogan Gidley began as deputy White House press secretary on Wednesday. He most recently worked on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s staff.

Gidley grew up in El Dorado. He has worked for various Republican candidates, including the failed re-election bid of then-U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina in 2008, and the campaign of presidential candidate Rick Santorum in 2012.

He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1998, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He worked for television stations in Little Rock and Jonesboro before taking a job in state government.

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