WASHINGTON (WCCO) — When Amelia Santaniello was in Washington, D.C. this week interviewing President Obama, she met with a Minnesotan who works in the White House.

“Amelia was talking about her trip to Washington DC and how she was lucky to go to the White House and meet the president, and I thought, ‘Oh, I know somebody else who works in the White House,'” said Lois Cleland.

Her daughter Jeannette Cleland grew up in Mounds View but now works in the East Wing as the Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordination for the First Lady. It’s a long title that basically means she’s Michelle Obama’s scheduler.

That is no small job, given she receives hundreds and hundreds of invitations.

Jeannette Cleland said that it’s easy to work with the First Lady because she’s a Midwesterner, as well.

“At the end of the day, she’s a normal person too that wants to do regular people things,” said Jeannette Cleland.

One recent example: her recent shopping trip to Target, wearing a simple cap.

Amelia Santaniello

Comments (6)
  1. Foolish exposure says:

    Change the reporter, station and this same segment is playing around the Country. Scripted by the White house. We aren’t this simple guys. This is pure propoganda. Reminds me of Germany in the 40’s.

    1. max says:

      Oh yes, very similar to Nazi Germany. Our President is attempting to eradicate an entire ethnic group, he is mobilizing for a war of conquest, he has stifled and outlawed all opposing political parties and has established an internal reign of terror.

      You may want to consider changing your name to “Foolish Comment.”

        1. Max Crotch Rot says:

          I saw the same segment in Cleveland two weeks ago. Too funny. Who are these dopes that are trying to defend this BS? They must not get out. Ameila, finish college and get a real job. News readers….

  2. Chris says:

    But, it is true as I have seen the segments broadcasted on the national networks too. And no one can deny that BO is a pro at PR spin!

  3. Citizen says:

    @Chris & foolish. Please feel free to watch a different station or do as I do, read alternative news sources on the Internet. I have yet to watch these videos and do not miss them. They are irrelevant as is much of mainstream news which is a bunch of press releases put out by the subjects of said releases.