Trump hires Central State graduate to work at White House

A reality show star with deep Dayton connections has been hired to work in Donald Trump’s White House, according to a press release. 

Omarosa Manigault, a Central State University graduate and alum of the president-elect’s reality show “Celebrity Apprentice,” will be assistant to the president and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.

She served as Trump’s director of African-American outreach during his successful presidential campaign.

Manigault is from Youngstown and also studied at United Theological Seminary in Dayton.

The 2016 presidential election was not her first time working in politics. 

She was in Dayton with Democrats Jerry Springer, a talk show host and former Cincinnati mayor,  and then-State Senator Nina Turner for an early voting event. 

>>MORE: Jerry Springer, Omarosa to appear at Turner Dayton early voting event interviewed her in 2015. 

Archived 2015 video: Central State grad Omarosa Manigault of the Apprentice fame was in town to support her little cousin Shatasia Walker as CSU's baccalaureate speaker. Her true colors came out during an interview with Video by Amelia Robinson and Andrew Smith.