New White House Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 4 Things You Should Know

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(Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers reporters' questions at a White House press briefing on May 11.

The personnel shakeup within the White House has brought a new yet familiar face to one of the most visible posts in the administration.

With the resignation of Sean Spicer, who announced that he would be stepping down as press secretary last week, deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been promoted to the top job.

Spicer reportedly objected to President Trump hiring Anthony Scaramucci as the new communications director and opted to leave the White House.

Huckabee Sanders, 34, is the daughter of former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

Here are 4 things you should know about the new press secretary.

1. She is the first ever mother to hold the position.

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(Photo: Sarah Huckabee Sanders/Facebook)White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Huckabee Sanders follows in the footsteps of a two women to be White House Press Secretary since the position was first created in 1929. But she is the first mother to ever hold the job.

Dee Dee Myers was the first woman to be a Press Secretary, serving the Clinton administration from 1993-1994. She would later marry and have two kids.

Dana Perino had the job from the fall of 2007 until the end of George W. Bush's second term in January 2009.

Huckabee Sanders, 34, is married to Bryan Sanders. The couple has three children, Scarlett, Huck, and George, all of whom are younger than six. They are not related to Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

2. She is reportedly a lot like her dad, Mike Huckabee.

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(Photo: Sarah Huckabee Sanders/Twitter)Sarah Huckabee Sanders with her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

"Sarah is more like her dad than anybody else in the family," said Curtis Coleman, a former Huckabee adviser who has known the former Arkansas governor for decades, in a Sunday article in Newsweek

"She has a sanguine personality ... a ready smile and is one of those people who starts out liking you. You kind of have to prove to Sarah she can't like you, because she'll start out liking you."

Her involvement with her dad's political career goes way back into her childhood; she was stuffing campaign envelopes when she was 9 years old. She is his youngest child and only daughter.

She told C-SPAN in April: "I was a political junkie from an early age, I got a front row seat on something I love to do."

"And something I love to be part of, even better than that I had a chance to do something I love and do that with my dad. It helped prepare me for the life I'm living right now."

She considers her father her "hero."

"He's an amazing politician, but an even better parent," Huckabee Sanders told Time in 2010. "Every day he challenges me to be a better person and I will forever be grateful for that."

3. She is a devout Christian, and has spoken about her faith while on the job.

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(Photo: Jonathan Earnst/Reuters)White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Huckabee Sanders is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, a liberal arts college that emphasizes "a love of God and a love of learning." Her father also attended the university and the school's education department is named after him.

A journalist asked her in June whether she thought President Donald Trump was a good role model for young people in light of his antics and Twitter posts, in which he sometimes calls people names.

"Look, I've been asked before when it comes to role models, as a person of faith, I think we all have one perfect role model and when I'm asked that question I point to God, I point to my faith. And that's where I would tell my kids to look," she replied.

4. She is known for keeping her cool under tense circumstances.

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(Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. July 18, 2017.

Amid the swirl over the Russia investigation and the firing of former FBI director James Comey in May, Huckabee Sanders, who was principal deputy press secretary, filled in for Sean Spicer at a tense press conference. Some observed that it appeared she was being groomed for the position in light of notable gaffes from Spicer as others predicted he would be ousted.

Unlike Spicer, who sometimes visibly showed his agitation, Sanders is known to sound friendly whatever the circumstances.

Although Spicer will not officially leave until August, on the day when it was announced Sanders would replace him, a reporter asked her Friday if she thought the White House was in chaos in light of number of people exiting the administration.

"If you want to see chaos," Sanders replied, "you should come to my house early in the morning, when my three kids are running around. That's chaos. This is nothing," Newsweek reported.

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