Tim Murtaugh Biography
Tim Murtaugh is the communications director for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. He previously served as communications director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
He has worked for decades in state and national politics, in senior roles at the Republican National Committee, Republican Governors Association, and numerous political campaigns. He also served as Communications Director for Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) and Director of Communications and Public Affairs at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.
Tim Murtaugh Education
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Temple University.
Tim Murtaugh Family
Tim keeps his personal life very private and there is no public information regarding his family apart from he is a Pennsylvania native.
Tim Murtaugh Wife
There is no available information regarding his marital status.
Tim Murtaugh Trump
In February 2019 Tim was appointed as the communications director for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. His roles include overseeing the campaign’s communications, building a team to oversee message strategy and planning, regional communications, contrast messaging and rapid response.
Tim Murtaugh Journalist
Tim began his career as a news anchor and reporter for WBQB-FM/ WFVA-AM where he covered local government and general assignment news. He also anchored daily live newscasts. He served for a year before becoming the state capitol bureau chief for NBC29/WVIR-TV. He pioneered Richmond Bureau for Charlottesville’s NBC affiliate television station. Responsible for covering government, politics, and general assignment stories at State Capitol.
Tim Murtaugh Career
In January 2000 he became the Press Secretary for George Allen’s successful 2000 Senate campaign. He later became the deputy director of communications for the republican national committee. He later became the director of communications for attorney general of Virginia, Jerry Kilgore. He later became the press secretary.
In January 2006 he was appointed as the campaign manager for the re-election campaign for U.S. Rep. Thelma Drake.
In January 2007 he became the communications consultant. He provided communications, public relations, media, and campaign management expertise through political consulting services to candidates for public offices. Coordinated large-scale communications and publicity initiatives including direct mail campaigns, website launches, and paid media advertising. In 2010 he became the director of political communications for the Republican Governors Association for less than a year before he went back to be a communications consultant.
In February 2013 he became the director of Communications for Rep. Lou Barletta and later the Director of Communications for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.