Political powerhouse Karine Jean-Pierre has been named Deputy White House Secretary to the incoming president Joe Biden. Previously, she served as senior adviser to Biden and chief of staff to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris during the 2020 presidential campaign. She was also chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org and an NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst. She is now the first out lesbian and first Black woman to hold the key media-facing role.
She is among four women of color filling the seven top communications jobs in the White House – and for the first time in history, the entire communications team will be all-female.
“Taken together, the plans demonstrate the president-elect’s determination to bring in a more diverse leadership team than what Washington has seen in the past,” according to the Washington Post.
“The decisions also reflect the reality that women powered Joe Biden’s victory via, among other contributions, record activism and political donations.”
Jean-Pierre, 43, said she was “profoundly honoured” to be appointed to the prominent role under lead press secretary Jen Psaki.
“I’m so proud that our communications team for the Biden-Harris administration is a roster filled [with] rockstar women,” she congratulated her colleagues in a tweet. “All will bring dignity, professionalism and expertise to their respective roles!”
Loving the look of this cabinet!