Melania Trump announces her spokeswoman will replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary
US First Lady Melania Trump announces her "Be Best" children's initiative in the White House Rose Garden AFP / JIM WATSON

Melania Trump's spokeswoman will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House communications director.

The first lady announced Tuesday afternoon that Stephanie Grisham will take over for Sanders, who's considering a run for Arkansas governor, as communications director and White House press secretary.

Grisham had been widely considered the favorite to become the third press secretary for President Donald Trump, following Sanders and Sean Spicer.