Daniella Gibbs Léger is the Senior Vice President for Communications and Strategy at American Progress. Previously, she was the organization’s Senior Vice President for American Values and New Communities, where her work focused on the intersection of politics, race, demographic change, religion, and values.
Prior to joining American Progress, Daniella served as a special assistant to the president and director of message events in the Obama administration. In this role she was responsible for helping to plan and execute the president’s official domestic events.
Daniella has also been the deputy director of communications at the Democratic National Committee, where she began working in June 2002 as communications director for the Women’s Vote Center in the political department. During her tenure at the Democratic National Committee, Daniella also handled African American and specialty media and was a regional media director during the 2004 presidential cycle.
Daniella has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows and has been quoted in various print publications. Her columns have been posted on Huffington Post and TheGrio.com, and she is currently a contributing columnist for Essence.com.
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