Ex-OANN Reporter Emily Miller Out as FDA Spokeswoman After Just 11 Days on the Job - 2020-08-28
Almost as quickly as she was installed as the FDA's spokeswoman, Emily Miller is now out.
The controversial PR maven, a former reporter for right-wing cable network One America News and a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, was removed Friday by FDA commissioner Stephen M. Hahn after less than two weeks on the job, according to The New York Times. The FDA did not respond to a request for comment, but has removed her name from the Twitter account designated for use by the FDA spokesperson.
Miller's ouster follows a contentious week at the federal agency, after officials inflated the benefits of convalescent plasma as a treatment for the coronavirus, sparking condemnation from health experts around the country. Under her leadership, the agency put out a press release touting the treatment as a "another achievement" in the administration's "fight against the pandemic"—a boastful tone that veteran health journalists said was virtually unheard of for the nonpartisan agency.