Appointment of Karna Small as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Public Affairs at the National Security Council
The President today announced his intention to appoint Karna Small to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director, Public Affairs, National Security Council.
Since November 1981 Ms. Small has been serving as Director of Media Relations and Planning for the White House Office of Communications. From January 1981 to November 1981, she served as White House Deputy Press Secretary.
From 1978 to 1981, Ms. Small was writer and moderator of a public affairs television program on economic, political, and foreign policy issues which aired in Washington on WJLA-TV (ABC) and was syndicated in 135 cities nationwide. She also hosted a 3-hour radio program on WRC (NBC).
From 1976 to 1978, she anchored the 10 p.m. news on WTTG-TV in Washington, DC. From 1972 to 1976, she anchored the early evening news on KGO-TV (ABC) in San Francisco, and from 1968 to 1972, she was featured on three newscasts per day on KRON-TV (NBC). During that time, she also commuted to Los Angeles once a week to appear on the 6 p.m. news on KNBC-TV (NBC).
Ms. Small received her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan and studied journalism and television news in the graduate school at San Francisco State and Stanford Universities.
Ms. Small is a native of Wilmette, IL. She resides in Washington, DC.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Karna Small as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Public Affairs at the National Security Council Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/260881