Katie Waldman Bio, Wiki
Katie Waldman is a 28-year-old former Sen. Martha McSally’s top spokeswoman who has been appointed to serve as Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary in a statement released on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. Waldman will officially start working for Pence on October 1st, 2019.
Katie Waldman Parents
Katie Waldman is originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to social media and her wedding announcement in The New York Times. She is the daughter of Glenn Waldman and Sheryl Waldman, according to The Times announcement.
Her father is a partner in a prominent Fort Lauderdale law firm. He co-founded Waldman Trigoboff Hildebrandt & Calnan, P.A. in July 1991, according to the firm’s website. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 and the University of Florida’s law school in 1983.
Waldman’s firm focuses on complex commercial litigation and he is also a frequent contributor to the Florida Law Journal and is a lecturer on legal topics, according to his firm’s website.
Katie Waldman Siblings
Katie Waldman has two siblings, an older brother and a younger sister, according to social media profiles. She comes from a family that has close ties to the University of Florida.
Waldman’s brother and sister also both graduated from the state’s flagship university. Her older brother works in TV production and her sister is beginning a career in a mental health field.
Katie Waldman Education & Controversies
According to her Linkedln, Katie Waldman went to The George Washington University for a Master’s degree in Master of Public Administration. She did her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida.
In 2012, when Waldman was in student government at the University of Florida, she came under fire when she and another student were seen throwing away hundreds of copies of the school’s newspaper the evening before student government elections. The front-page of that edition was the news of the head football coach’s endorsement of a candidate from the party opposing Waldman’s Unite Party. Other students were dismayed when she not only faced no consequences for her actions but remained in student government.
“Sen. Katie Waldman’s appointment to the position of allocations chairwoman is an affront to the students of UF. I do not question her qualifications, passion or work ethic. I question her ethical and moral fiber,” wrote Max Stein, the Assistant Minority Leader of the Students Party, in the school’s newspaper.
Pence has hired Katie Waldman, 27, to be his new press secretary, per NBC. She was a spokesperson for DHS under Nielsen, then comms director for Sen McSally. Also worth noting: Waldman is dating Stephen Miller https://t.co/ESjkw3fbyC
— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) September 19, 2019
Katie Waldman as Sen. Martha McSally’s top spokeswoman
Katie Waldman has offered a vigorous voice inside of McSally’s office to help garner coverage of the junior senator’s agenda and to push back against criticism that she deemed unfair.
“Katie has been a great asset to our team and will be missed, but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for her to serve our country,” McSally said in a statement. “I am sure Katie will thrive in this new position serving Vice President Pence and I wish her all the best.”
Katie Waldman Deputy Press Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Prior to joining McSally’s team, Waldman worked as a deputy press secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. She publicly defended the Trump administration’s separation of children from their families at the border and zero-tolerance immigration policies, including family separations. She at times described people attempting to cross the border as a “violent mob of migrants.”
That job frequently brought her to the Arizona-Mexico border.
Before joining the DHS, she previously worked for Sen. Steve Daines, R-Montana, and the National Republican Senate Committee.
Katie Waldman & Stephen Miller Wedding
Katie Waldman and Miller, 34, were married in front of their families and fellow members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. on Sunday, February 17th, 2020. The couple began dating in 2018 and were engaged a year later.
Both Katie Waldman and Stephen Miller come from Jewish families. They were married by a prominent rabbi at their wedding ceremony as per The New York Times.
Spectacular and very special wedding tonight with new bride and groom Stephen and Katie Miller! So much fun and still going with @realDonaldTrump having fun and the band is going strong! pic.twitter.com/1LreZhe2pd
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) February 17, 2020