Alyssa Farah Griffin

Birth Name: Alyssa Alexandra Farah

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: June 15, 1989

*father – Syrian/Lebanese, French-Canadian
*mother – Polish, Ukrainian

Alyssa Farah Griffin is an American political strategist and television personality. A Republican, she has been Press Secretary to the Vice President, from October 2017 to September 2019, Press Secretary of the Department of Defense, from September 2019 to April 7, 2020, and White House Director of Strategic Communications, from April 7, 2020 to December 4, 2020. She is a co-host of The View, as well as a political commentator on CNN.

She is the daughter of Judy, a journalist, who has written for HuffPost, the Associated Press, and Comstock’s; and Joseph Farah (Joseph Francis Farah), a conservative political author and journalist, who worked for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and The Sacramento Union, and founded, and is editor-and-chief of, WorldNetDaily (WND). She has stated that she is of Syrian/Lebanese descent on her father’s side, and of Ukrainian and Polish descent on her mother’s side, based on the results of a DNA test. She is married to Justin Griffin. Justin is the grandson of real estate developer and Republican Party activist Samuel A. Tamposi.

Alyssa’s paternal grandfather was John Joseph Farah (the son of Joseph Farah and Alice Kurdock). John was born in Paterson, New Jersey, to Syrian parents.

Alyssa’s paternal grandmother was Loretta Gertude Comeau (the daughter of Arthur Comeau and Ida Jacques). Loretta was born in North Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Arthur was born in Uxbridge, the son of Joseph Comeau and Gertrude Morrison, who were born in New Brunswick, Canada. Ida was born in Uxbridge, the daughter of Timothy Jacques, who was born in Québec, Canada; and of Marie Lataille, who was born in Massachusetts, also to Canadian parents.

Alyssa’s maternal grandfather was Edward Robert Smagula (the son of Sam Smagula and Julia Rhys). Edward was born in Wallington, New Jersey, to Eastern European parents, from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Alyssa’s maternal grandmother was Irene A. Miaszgowicz (the daughter of Peter Miaszgowicz and Julia Kopec). Irene was born in Passaic, New Jersey, to Polish parents.

Source: Obituary of Alyssa’s paternal grandmother, Loretta Gertude (Comeau) Farah –

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