President Donald Trump apparently is pleased with the work of Hogan Gidley, his deputy press secretary and a former Arkansas TV newsman who grew up in El Dorado.
Gidley, who worked on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2016 presidential campaign, joined the White House staff in October.
Earlier this month, Trump announced that Gidley would serve as "Special Assistant to the President" and deputy press secretary.
In a brief interview at the White House last month, Gidley said the job is "more" than he anticipated. "So much more difficult. So much more rewarding. So much more fun. It is so humbling to walk in these doors every day," he said.
Gidley works closely with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Huckabee's daughter and the manager of his 2016 campaign.
He has also appeared frequently on Fox News, CNN and elsewhere.
At the White House, the hours are long and the pace is fast. He typically arrives at 7 a.m. and stays until 8 p.m.
"Most days are lightning quick from the moment you walk in the door until the moment you leave," he said.
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