Psaki Praises Assistant Press Secretary Vedant Patel
WASHINGTON, DC – White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki praised her Indian American deputy Vedant Patel, calling him “super-talented”.
“I often joke with him that we give him easy assignments. We did not. It’s just because he’s super talented,” Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference in the presence of Patel.
Patel, she said, was a “beautiful” and a “fast” writer. “I think he has a very promising career in government ahead of him,” Psaki, who is considered one of the finest at her jobs, said.
She described his contributions as “amazing” for “everything he does to help me, help all of us, help the President every day”.
Assistant Press Secretary in the Biden Administration, the Gujarat born Patel is a University of California, Riverside and and University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.
At the White House, Vedant, 32, is popular among reporters. He has a desk in the lower press office and handles all media queries related to immigration and climate change, PTI reported.
Before joining the administration, he was a senior spokesperson at the Presidential Inauguration Committee and was a regional communications director in the Biden campaign.
Patel started his career as deputy communications director to the former Congressman Mike Honda, was director of AAPI Media and communications director to Indian American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.