The White House is the President's home during his time in office. In Designated Survivor, the White House is occupied by President Richmond before he is killed in a terrorist attack on the Capitol, resulting in Tom Kirkman filling the role of office.
- During SE1:E1 "Pilot", after the Capitol is attacked, Tom Kirkman, his Secret Service agent Mike Ritter, and a trail of police and FBI vehicles head from the office building where Kirkman had been watching the State of the Union to the White House. They rush Kirkman inside and quickly have him sworn in as president. Following this, he is taken to a bunker below the White House.