Expertise: Race, media, politics, elections
Daniella Gibbs Léger is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at American Progress. Previously, she was the organization’s senior vice president for American Values and New Communities, where her work focused on the intersection of politics, race, demographic change, religion, and values.
Prior to joining American Progress, Léger served as a special assistant to the president and director of message events in the Obama administration. In this role she was responsible for helping to plan and execute the president’s official domestic events. Prior to joining the White House in January 2009, Léger was the vice president for Communications at American Progress, where she specialized in domestic and economic policy, as well as American Progress’s overall communications strategy.
Léger has also been the deputy director of communications at the Democratic National Committee, where she began working in June 2002 as communications director for the Women’s Vote Center in the political department. During her tenure at the Democratic National Committee, Léger also handled African American and specialty media and was a regional media director during the 2004 presidential cycle. Prior to that, Léger spent two years at the National Newspaper Publishers Association as their marketing associate and political liaison. Léger also worked at Sony Music in New York City for three years before moving to Washington, D.C.
Léger has been a guest on numerous TV and radio shows and has been quoted in various print publications. Her columns have been posted on the Huffington Post and TheGrio.com, and she is currently a contributing columnist for Essence.com and Loop21.com. Named one “DC’s Top 9 Blacks Behind the Scenes” and of the top 15 African American women in politics under 40, Léger holds a degree in government and a minor in sociology from the University of Virginia.
By Daniella Gibbs Léger
|John Podesta on Donald Trump’s Impeachment Trial||Center for American Progress Action||January 16, 2020|
|New Year, Same Trump-Induced Chaos, With Mieke Eoyang||Center for American Progress Action||January 9, 2020|
|A Mandate To Be on the Right Side of History||Center for American Progress Action||December 19, 2019|
|Impeachment Inquiry 301: Articles Unveiled||Center for American Progress Action||December 12, 2019|
|Unraveling 2020 Twists With Amanda Terkel||Center for American Progress Action||December 5, 2019|
|Giving Thanks and Also Subpoenas||Center for American Progress Action||December 2, 2019|
|Hitting the Quid Pro Quota||Center for American Progress Action||November 21, 2019|
|Impeachment Inquiry 201: Public Hearings||Center for American Progress Action||November 14, 2019|
|Cornell Belcher Gets Real on 2020 Polling||Center for American Progress Action||November 7, 2019|
|Breaking Down the Latest on Impeachment—Plus, Harris, Booker, and Steyer Visit the Justice Voters 2020 Forum||Center for American Progress Action||October 31, 2019|
|Nayyera Haq on the Trump-Induced Crisis in Syria (And Yes, Impeachment)||Center for American Progress Action||October 24, 2019|
|Rep. Ted Lieu on Syria, Impeachment, and Accountability||Center for American Progress Action||October 17, 2019|
|Trump’s Ukrainian Affair With ‘The Asset’s’ Max Bergmann||Center for American Progress Action||October 10, 2019|
|Impeachment Inquiry 101 With Former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade||Center for American Progress Action||October 3, 2019|
|Impeachment and Joy-Ann Reid on the 2020 Primary||Center for American Progress Action||September 27, 2019|
|Stacey Abrams and the Fight for Voting Rights||Center for American Progress Action||September 19, 2019|
|Navigating Purple State Politics With Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe||Center for American Progress Action||September 12, 2019|
|Democrats Must Heed Voices of Color||Real Clear Policy||November 21, 2017|