Sean Spicer Birthplace: Where Was the Press Secretary Born?

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was born in New York and raised in Rhode Island. (Getty)

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was born September 23, 1971, in Manhasset, New York, on Long Island, according to his birth announcement published in the Newport Daily News.

The birth announcement was posted to Twitter by CBS News editor Stefan Becket after Spicer called out the New York Times for misreporting where he was born and not asking him about it.


Spicer has previously been called a Rhode Island native in some stories. Others said he was born in Barrington, Rhode Island.

The birth announcement shows that Spicer was in fact born at North Shore Hospital on Long Island while his parents, Michael Spicer and Kathryn Grossman Spicer, were living in the nearby town of Port Washington, New York. He later lived in Rhode Island during his youth and attended Portsmouth Abbey School from 1985 to 1989. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1993.

The New York Times ran a correction to its story about the Trump administration feuding with the Washington, D.C. press corps:

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Sean Spicer’s upbringing. He was New England bred, having been raised in Rhode Island; he was not “New England born.” (Mr. Spicer would not go on the record and give the correct facts pertaining to his birthplace.)

The correction came after tweets from Spicer about the story:

You can read more about Sean Spicer at the link below:

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Danny Feldman

Born in North Shore Hospital, family from Port Washington. Almost enough reason to move away. A couple of Long Island North Shore communities sullied forever. Sad. :-(

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