President Biden announced today the promotion of Karine Jean-Pierre to Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary. Karine will succeed Jen Psaki, who will leave the White House on May 13.
President Biden made the following statement:
“I am proud to announce that Karine Jean-Pierre will serve as the next White House Press Secretary.
“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. Jill and I have known and respected Karine for a long time, and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this administration.
“Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect, and decorum to the White House Briefing Room. I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating directly and truthfully to the American people, and keeping her sense of humor while doing so. I thank Jen for her service to the country and wish her the very best as she moves forward.”
Karine Jean-Pierre serves as Principal Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President while in the White House. In addition to serving in senior communication and political roles in the Obama Administration and the Biden Administration, Karine served as a senior advisor to then-Vice President Biden in the Biden campaign and as a senior advisor to then-Vice President Biden in the Obama Administration.
Before joining the campaign, she worked as the Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn.org and as a political analyst for NBC and MSNBC, among other places. As Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Obama-Biden administration, Jean-Pierre worked on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and the President’s 2012 re-election campaign.
President Obama’s 2008 campaign, Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President, Campaign Manager for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Initiative, and Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative and Budget Affairs for two members of the New York City Council are among the positions she has held.
She previously worked at the Center for Community and Corporate Ethics, where she advocated for major corporations to change their business practices. She is also an author who has had work published. Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique and raised in New York, and he is a graduate of Columbia University in New York.
Who is Karin Jean-Pierre, and what is her background?
Born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, to Haitian parents and raised in Queens Village, New York City, as the eldest of three siblings, Jean-Pierre has performed professionally since he was five years old. Her mother worked as a home health aide, and her father was a taxi driver, so she grew up in a family of workers.
As a result of the fact that both parents worked most days of the week, Jean-Pierre was frequently in charge of caring for her younger siblings.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology. She earned her Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in 2003. During that time, she served in student government and decided to pursue a career in politics.
Karine Jean-Pierre (born August 13, 1977) is a Haitian-American author and political campaign organizer who is an activist, political commentator, and political commentator with a Haitian background. Since 2021, she has served as the White House’s principal Deputy Press Secretary.
She served as the chief of staff for Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris during the 2020 United States presidential campaign. He was the first black woman and the first lesbian to hold that position in the history of the United States government.
She is expected to take over as the 35th White House Press Secretary on May 13, 2022, following the departure of Jen Psaki, who is expected to step down.