First Female White House Chief Usher ‘No Longer Employed’

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The first female White House chief usher left that position sometime before Friday morning, a rare turnover in a post marked by long tenures.

A White House official confirmed to TPM that Angella Reid “is no longer employed by the White House. We are very grateful for her service and wish her the very best.” They did not answer questions on the reasons for Reid’s departure. 

The Washington Post, which first reported the story, said that the White House fired Reid. The Post noted that Reid was just the ninth chief usher since 1885, appointed by then-President Barack Obama in 2011.

The chief usher is responsible for managing all White House staff and grounds, from cooks to plumbers, acting as a general manager of sorts for the 132-room residence.

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