Who is Rebecca Claire Miller?
Rebecca Claire Miller was born on 23 September 1971, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She is a reporter, television producer, and executive, but probably best known for being the wife of political aide Sean Spicer. Her husband served as the 28th White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump.
The Wealth of Rebecca Claire Miller
As of early-2020, Rebecca Claire Miller’s net worth is estimated by sources at over $5 million, including income from her work with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA).
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Fifteen years ago today, I began an amazing journey with a woman who has been by my side since. I could have never imagined where those years would take us but throughout them she has been my biggest supporter and advocate, best friend, chief stylist, career advisor, book editor, event planner, project manager, family coordinator and CEO, and the most loving mother to two incredible children. Looking forward to the next fifteen. Happy Anniversary Rebecca.
Her previous work with media and government also helped in building her wealth. She probably benefits from the success of her husband too, as Spicer has a net worth estimated to be over $6 million.
Early Life, Family, and Education
Rebecca’s father worked as the president of a real estate agency called Miller Properties which primarily worked in Madison, Alabama. Her mother worked at Vanderbilt University as an assistant to the director of graduate studies.
After matriculating from high school, Rebecca enrolled at the University of Indiana, Bloomington, taking up a degree in telecommunications. The university is the largest in the Indiana University system and is its flagship institution with over 40,000 students enrolled. The school is considered a Public Ivy, having an educational quality similar to that of the prestigious Ivy League. Numerous high profile alumni have graduated from the school. Following the completion of her degree, she continued her studies at Sewanee: The University of the South where she pursued a degree in art history and studio art.
The university is known for offering programs in art, including literature and creative writing. It is owned by the Episcopal Church and its School of Theology, serving as an official seminary.
After completing her studies, Miller gained her first job at the ABC affiliate KTRK-TV based in Houston, Texas, mainly serving in the background as a producer of several programs. She worked there for two years and then moved to the television station WJLA based in Washington, D.C.
During her time there, she developed her skills in reporting and presenting.
She covered the September 11 terrorist attacks with the station, which led her to an Associated Press Outstanding Newscast Award and a nomination for an Emmy Award. With her career blossoming, she was invited to join the White House to serve as the Associate Director of Communications under the presidency of George W. Bush.
She accepted and was responsible for producing television content for the government, specifically focusing on the President. She stayed in the position for a year. Afterward, she was hired by the NBWA as their chief communications officer. The association represents around 3,000 distributors of beer in the US. As a part of her work, she manages public relations and the entire strategy for the association, communicating with numerous associates. This led her to an American Society of Association Executives Rising Star Award.
Husband – Sean Spicer
Before his assignment to the White House, Spicer served as the communications director of the Republican National Committee, helping establish the organizations’ social media presence. He also built an in-house television production company, and became the chief strategist for the party. Initially, he was publicly critical of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. In 2016, he was assigned under Trump as the White House press secretary, and soon became their communications director after the resignation of Jason Miller.
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) October 11, 2018
During his tenure, he made numerous false, controversial and contradictory statements, attracting the ire of the White House press corps.
During Trump’s inauguration, he claimed that the ceremony was the largest event of the type despite it being clear from media coverage that it didn’t have a lot of spectators. He was criticized for his actions, leading others within the Trump administration to defend him. He continued creating controversy in his role, until he resigned from his position in mid-2017.
Since leaving his position, he wrote the book called “The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the President” which primarily talked about his time under Donald Trump. He also became a contestant in the reality competition show “Dancing with the Stars” during its 28th season,which gained significant media attention.
Rebecca married Sean in 2004, and their wedding was held in Washington, D.C. at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church – the couple shares similar Roman Catholic beliefs.
British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch, Lady Vanessa Darroch, Rebecca Claire Miller and former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.Photo: CRAFTBritish Embassy, Washington DC #SeanSpicer
They have two children together, and the family resides in Alexandra, Virginia.
While her husband has gained a lot of media attention due to his work with Trump and his subsequent activities, Rebecca has remained mostly in the background, supporting her husband. Trump has expressed his intention to assign him to a new position with the US Naval Academy though it is not known if he is intent in taking the position.