Conway Named Trump Counselor

President-elect Donald Trump has named Kellyanne Conway Counselor to the President.

Conway is a member of the transition team and was Trump's campaign manager.

The transition team described her role as "to effectively message (cq) and execute the Administration's legislative priorities and actions."

"Kellyanne Conway has been a trusted advisor and strategist who played a crucial role in my victory.  She is a tireless and tenacious advocate of my agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate our message. I am pleased that she will be part of my senior team in the West Wing," said the President-elect.

While Trump's defeat of Hillary Clinton meant that there would be no first woman President, the transition team was pointing to their own glass-ceiling shattering, saying Conway would be the first female campaign manager to help secure the White House for their candidate.

Conway was a frequent guest on cable news during the campaign as she spread the candidate's "make America great" message. She had also been in the running for press secretary.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.