Vedant Patel Becomes the First Indian-American to Hold a Press Conference for the US State Department
Vedant Patel, the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State, has scripted history by becoming the first Indian-American to hold the daily State Department press briefing
As the first Indian-American to lead the daily State Department press briefing, Vedant Patel, the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State, has written history.
33-year-old Patel from California came to the briefing room at the State Department's Foggy Bottom headquarters to speak on behalf of the nation to the media while Ned Price, the State Department spokesperson, was away on vacation.
Patel spoke about various subjects during his briefing, including negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine, and Liz Truss' election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will next be seen for a face-to-face briefing.
Patel was praised for making his podium debut. Vedant handled the enormous burden of representing the United States on the international stage with the highest professionalism and transparency. Former Deputy Director of Communications for the White House Pili Tobar expressed his support for Vedant at the podium. Gujarat-born Vedant Patel is a University of California Riverside graduate. Previously, he worked for President Joe Biden in the White House as an assistant press secretary and a spokesperson. Prior to that, he worked as a spokesperson for the Biden-Harris Transition and the Presidential Inaugural Committee. He worked in communications for the Biden campaign in primary and general elections.
Before this, Patel served as the communications director for both Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. Jen Psaki, the previous White House press secretary, called Patel "very talented."