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Kate Bedingfield
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White House Communications Director
Assumed office
January 20, 2021
President Joe Biden
Deputy Pili Tobar
Kate Berner
Preceded by Stephanie Grisham
Personal details
Katherine Joan Bedingfield

(1981-10-29) October 29, 1981 (age 41)
Georgia, U.S.
Political party Democratic
David Kieve
(m. 2013)
Children 2
Education University of Virginia (BA)

Katherine Joan Bedingfield (born October 29, 1981) is an American political advisor who is the White House Communications Director in the Biden administration. She served as deputy campaign manager for the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign and former communications director for Biden when he was Vice President in the Obama administration.

Early life and education

Kate Bedingfield was born on October 29, 1981, and raised in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Her parents are Dana H. and Sid E. Bedingfield. She attended Sandy Springs Middle School and graduated from Riverwood High School. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.


Private sector

In November 2011, Bedingfield started working at the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). In May 2013, Bedingfield was named spokesperson and vice president of corporate communications at the MPAA. After working in the Obama administration, Bedingfield returned briefly to sports and entertainment communications.

Personal life

Bedingfield married David Kelley Kieve on January 12, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. Bedingfield and Kieve have two children together.

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