Sarah Huckabee Sanders to be new White House press secretary

Newly appointed White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci announced on Friday Sarah Huckabee Sanders will replace Sean Spicer as White House press secretary during his first press briefing.

Spicer resigned on Friday morning, ending a brief and turbulent tenure that made him a household name, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders

A White House official confirmed the departure of Spicer, 45, shortly after the president named former Wall Street financier Scaramucci to lead his communications department.

(Reuters contributed to this report)