WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday named Karine Jean-Pierre to be the subsequent White House press secretary, with incumbent Jen Psaki set to depart the role next week.
Biden can also be bringing back longtime Democratic strategist Anita Dunn as his senior adviser. She had served within the Biden White House last 12 months for several months after Biden was sworn into office.
“Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she’s going to proceed to prepared the ground in communicating concerning the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people,” Biden said in a press release praising Jean-Pierre, who has served as Biden’s principal deputy press secretary since Inauguration Day.
Psaki, who leaves the White House on May 13, praised her successor, noting the importance of the history-making appointment.
“She can be the primary black woman and the primary openly LGBTQ+ person to serve because the White House Press Secretary,” Psaki said. “Representation matters and she’s going to give a voice to many, but in addition make many dream big about what is actually possible.”