Clinton's press team undergoes shake up

Hillary Clinton is shaking up her campaign's communications team.

Rapid response director Christina Reynolds will now serve as deputy communications director alongside Kristina Schake, who currently holds the position, the New York Times first reported. The new rapid response director will be Zac Petkanas, a veteran of the Harry Reid communications team as well as the liberal activist Media Matters.

This comes with the departure of one of Clinton's longtime aides, Diane Hamwi, who handled campaign surrogates, ranging from from celebrities like Katy Perry and Beyonce to politicians like Terry McAuliffe and Tom Harkin. This role will now be handled by Adrienne Eldrod, a veteran of Clinton's 2008 campaign.

Early on in Clinton's campaign her communications staff was criticized for holding too few media interviews, intentionally remaining closed off from the media and even walling off press behind rope lines along the campaign trail. In order to change their appearance, the campaign began pushing Clinton to do more nationally televised interviews beginning in August and even announced that the candidate would act more "spontaneous" and "humorous."

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