Joe Biden’s speechwriting director Vinay Reddy is from Telangana

Cholleti Vinjay Reddy has been appointed as the White House speechwriting director, whose family has roots in Telangana and still owns three acres of land and a house in the village of Pothireddypeta

By   |  Published: 19th Jan 2021  3:46 pmUpdated: 20th Jan 2021  1:32 am

Karimnagar: Residents of Pothireddypeta of Huzurabad mandal are over the moon on the appointment of a son of the soil as the speechwriting director for United States President-elect Joe Biden.

According to reports reaching here, Cholleti Vinjay Reddy has been appointed as the White House speechwriting director. Vinay Reddy’s father Narayana Reddy, a doctor by profession, had migrated to America in 1970 and settled there. Vinay Reddy was born and brought up in America. However, the family has not cut off its roots from Telangana and still owns three acres of land and a house in the village of Pothireddypeta.

Narayana Reddy, who completed school education in the village, pursued MBBS in Hyderabad. Narayana Reddy and his wife Vijaya Reddy visit the village every six months and meet relatives and old friends.

Thirupathi Reddy, Vinay Reddy’s grandfather, served as the Pothireddypeta village sarpanch for 30 years. While Narayana Reddy migrated to the US, his elder brother Raji Reddy and younger brother Prabhakar Reddy are in Hyderabad.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Cholleti Kishan Reddy, a close relative of Vinay Reddy, expressed happiness over the appointment of Vinay Reddy as Biden’s speechwriter. The entire village, in fact, is happy after knowing the news, he said, wishing that Reddy brings more accolades to the village by achieving higher positions.

Vinay Reddy, who was born and brought up in America, has visited the village in his childhood. According to a post from the Moritz College of Law, of which Reddy is an alumnus, Vinay Reddy served as Biden’s chief speech writer during his second term as vice president to President Barack Obama, as deputy speechwriter for the Obama-Biden 2012 re-election campaign and was also the speechwriter for the Biden-Harris transition. His prior speechwriting stints also included with the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Health and Human Services.


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