Fil-Am named White House assistant press secretary

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Posted at Jan 28 2017 12:33 PM

Ninio Joseph Fetalvo. Screebgrab from Youtube

A Filipino-American caught a plum role in the Trump administration.

Ninio Joseph Fetalvo was named assistant press secretary at the White House.

As the newly-appointed assistant press secretary, Fetalvo's duties include several issue portfolios—tackling healthcare, education, transportation and veterans affairs.

Prior to this post in the Trump administration, Fetalvo served as spokesman and Florida communications director for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

He also served as the RNC’s Asian Pacific American press secretary, where he worked to engage Asian American communities across the country, with the RNC’s message of opportunity for all.

The 23-year-old also served as deputy director of media affairs for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Fetalvo earned a bachelor of arts in political communications from the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs in just three years.

The son of Filipino immigrants, he was born and raised in Southwest Florida.

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