Sarah Huckabee Sanders

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFSB) -- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her post at the end of the month.

President Donald Trump tweeted out the information on Thursday afternoon, saying Sanders will be going back home to Arkansas.

She’s worked for the White House for three-and-a-half years.

“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done," the president said on Twitter.

During a news conference on Thursday, Sanders said serving as press secretary had been "the honor of a lifetime."

She pledged to remain "one of the most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president."

Under Sanders' tenure, regular White House press briefings became a relic of the past. She has not held a formal briefing since March 11.

Sanders succeeded Sean Spicer, Trump's first press secretary, in mid-2017.

Vice President Mike Pence also took to Twitter to thank Sanders for her service, saying "She’s a patriot who worked tirelessly every day to deliver on [President Trump's] America First Agenda."

Copyright 2019 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

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Shirley

After doing a bang up job at the WH she's returning to her old private sector job at the Bunny Ranch in NV

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