Carin Jean-Pierre has been appointed to the position of Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary, according to President Biden. Jen Psaki, who is departing the White House on May 13, will be replaced by Karine as press secretary.
“I am pleased to announce that Carine Jean-Pierre will be the next White House press secretary,” said President Biden.
“Not only does Karin have the expertise, talent, and integrity required for this challenging job, but she will also continue to advocate on behalf of the American people for the Biden-Harris administration.” Karin will be a great voice for me and this administration, as Jill and I have known and appreciated her for a long time.
“Jen Psaki has raised the bar for the White House Briefing Room’s return to elegance, respect, and decency. I’d like to thank Jen for raising the bar by connecting directly and honestly with the American people while preserving her wit. I applaud Jen for her service to the country and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”
Anita Dunn, a senior adviser and assistant to the president, has returned to the White House. Dunn’s return to the White House staff from her communications and policy consulting business SKDK will aid the president in achieving his policy and communications objectives.
Karine Jean-Pierre is the President’s Press Secretary and Assistant.
Karine Jean-Pierre is currently Deputy Chief Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President. Karin is a longtime adviser to President Biden and has held senior communications and policy positions in the Biden administration, the Biden campaign, and Vice President Joe Biden in the Obama administration.
Before campaigning, she was Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn.org and a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC. Jean-Pierre served as regional political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Obama-Biden administration and deputy battleground state director for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. She served as the political director of the Southeastern Region for the Obama Presidential Campaign in 2008, as Deputy Presidential Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley, Campaign Manager for the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Initiative, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative and Budgetary Affairs for two members of the New York City Council.
She has previously worked at the Centre for Community and Business Ethics, urging large companies to change their business practices, and is a published author. Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique and raised in New York. He graduated from Columbia University.