President Biden names Karine Jean-Pierre as White House press secretary
President Joe Bide on Thursday selected Haitian-American Karine Jean-Pierre, the principal deputy press secretary, to replace Jen Psaki as the top White House spokeswoman, making her the first Black woman to hold one of the most high-profile jobs in American politics.
Karinne Jean-Pierre who was born in Haiti , worked on Biden’s campaign and has had a long career in Democratic communications, becoming the president’s second White House press secretary. In her new role, she will have the high-pressure job of delivering daily briefings from the lectern in the briefing room.
In a statement, Joe Biden said Karine Jean-Pierre “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.”
He predicted that she would be “a strong voice speaking for me and this administration.”