Cholleti Vinay Reddy who hails from Pothireddypeta in Karimnagar district, about 200 km from Hyderabad, Telangana has been appointed as the director of speechwriting of the new US President, Joe Biden.
“It’s a matter of pride not just for our family but the entire village that Mr Vinay Reddy rose to such an important position in the US,” said Cholleti Sai Krishna Reddy, a relative of Vinay Reddy, who looks after their family land in the village.
“Vinay Reddy serves as a speechwriter on the Biden-Harris Transition and served as Senior Advisor and Speechwriter for the Biden-Harris Campaign,” says Biden-Harris Transition website.
Vinay, who was raised in Ohio, was the Chief speechwriter to Biden during his second term as the Vice President of the US from 2013 to 2017. He is the first-ever Indian-American to be appointed as a presidential speechwriter.
Vinay worked as Vice President of Strategic Communications at the National Basketball Association, after serving as the speech speechwriter to Biden during his vice-presidential term.
He also served as a senior speechwriter at the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services, deputy speechwriter for the Obama-Biden re-election campaign, and speechwriter for his home state Senator, Sherrod Brown of Ohio.
Biden has been drafting the speech since the start of his presidential transition in November. Aides have said his speech will be in keeping with the major themes of his campaign, including unity, bipartisanship and optimism. He wants to use the moment to call Americans to unity, reported The Wall Street Journal.
The soon to be US President will speak about the need to bring the country together during an unprecedented moment of crisis. He will reach out to all Americans, and call on every citizen to be part of meeting the extraordinary challenges facing Americans.