Trump names RNC's Sean Spicer as White House spokesman
Sean Spicer (CNN)

The Republican National Committee's Sean Spicer will serve as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman in the White House when he takes office next month, Trump's transition team said in a statement on Thursday.

Trump also named other loyalists from his presidential run to top communications posts: Hope Hicks, Jason Miller and Dan Scavino. Spicer served as the RNC's spokesman during Trump's presidential campaign.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chris Reese)