Last summer, Florida native and RNC intern Amelia Joy tweeted that she’d move to South Dakota for Kristi Noem:
Six months later, Joy gets her wish. She reports Governor Noem has tapped her to be the Governor’s next press secretary:
Noem advertised this month for a new press secretary to tackle the “often hostile” South Dakota media. Evidently the Governor had to reach out of state again to fill that bill.
Joy says on her LinkedIn page that she plans to finish her master’s degree in political communications at American University in May 2023. Joy earned her undergraduate degree in poli-sci and communications at the University of Alabama in December 2020. She has spent her brief grown-up life (she just graduated from Osceola Fundamental High School in 2018) working for Republicans. She has worked for four Republican Congress critters. This year she worked for the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., first as an intern, then as an election season regional analytics coordinator (translation: she was busy helping the national Republicans fail to predict that their Red Wave was fizzling).
Get ready for Amelia Joy to come spin and burn reporters here in South Dakota in the new year.