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Karine Jean-Pierre Appointed White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre has been named the next White House press secretary, making her the first Black woman and openly LGBTQ+ person in the role. Karine Jean-Pierre

President Joe Biden named her on Thursday. Jean-Pierre has been his principal deputy press secretary since Inauguration Day.

β€œKarine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris administration on behalf of the American people,” Biden said in a statement.

In the past, Jean-Pierre has been the chief public affairs officer of progressive group MoveOn.org and was a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC. She worked in political affairs in the Obama White House and on his reelection campaign.

Jean-Pierre will take the place of Jen Psaki, who will step down next week.

 

 

 

 

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