The Biden administration has named Karine Jean-Pierre as the next White House press secretary, with Jen Psaki stepping down from the position next week.
President Joe Biden, in a statement on Thursday May 5th , announced that when Psaki leaves the White House on May 13, Jean-Pierre would take over as press secretary. She will also serve as his personal assistant.
“Karine 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.” President Biden stated.
Jean-Pierre currently is Biden’s deputy press secretary and assistant.
Biden’s presidential campaign team and when he served as vice president during the Obama administration, Jean-Pierre occupied prominent communication and political positions, according to the White House statement.
Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman to have assumed this position as she replaces Psaki next week.