Jan. 12, 2018: Annie LeHardy was appointed as a Communications Coordinator for First Lady Melania Trump yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Her duties include helping the Director of Communications with press and communications issues, and working on media outreach on behalf of Melania Trump and her programs. LeHardy was most recently a White House Press Assistant in the West Wing. Before she joined the Trump administration, LeHardy worked in production. She received a B.A. in public relations from the University of North Carolina.