White House Official Who Bettered Hispanic Media Access Steps Down

03/10/2013 12:47 pm ET

WASHINGTON -- An Obama administration official credited with improving White House access for the burgeoning Hispanic news media is leaving his post.

Luis Miranda, 36, who grew up in South Florida and staffed then-presidential candidate Al Gore’s Miami-Dade campaign office, is stepping down to return to the private sector as a communications consultant. The White House’s director of Hispanic media, Miranda is credited – within the White House and the Hispanic media – with helping to provide access not seen in previous administrations. The outreach came as the White House was courting the growing Hispanic vote, which helped President Barack Obama win re-election last fall.

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