Washington, November 29 President-elect Biden of the United States issued a statement on the 29th announcing the proposed list of major positions of the White House news and communication team. All seven people to be elected on that day were women, three of whom were African descent.
“Today, I am proud to announce the establishment of the first White House senior communications and liaison team composed entirely of women.” Biden said that communicating directly and truthfully with the American people is one of the president’s most important responsibilities, and the team will shoulder the responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House.
Jen Psaki, 41, will be the press secretary of the White House. During Obama’s tenure, she served as the director of the White House Communications Liaison Office, the spokesman of the U.S. State Department, and the Deputy Press Secretary of the White House.
Psaki was involved in the Obama–Biden presidential campaign twice as press secretary in 2008 and 2012, and served as deputy press secretary for the John Kerry campaign in 2004.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the campaign chief of staff of Vice President Harris, will serve as Deputy Press Secretary of the White House. Jean-Pierre is an African-American. She was born in French Martinique in the Caribbean and grew up in New York. She served as Regional Political Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs during Obama’s tenure.
Another African-American woman, Simone Sanders, will be Harris’ chief spokesman. Simone served as press secretary for the presidential campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016. She has also worked as a television commentator and worked on juvenile justice reform in the United States.
Biden and Harris’ Communications Liaison Office Director will be Kate Bedingfield and Ashley Etienne, respectively. Bedingfield is the deputy campaign manager for the Biden team, where she served as the director of his Communications Liaison Office during Biden’s presidency. A native of African descent, Etienne was a special assistant to the president during Obama’s presidency and served as Speaker of the House Pelosi’s communications liaison director.
Pili Tobar, who has Latino and immigrant status, will serve as Deputy Director of the White House Communications Liaison Office. Tubar was born in Guatemala and served as the media director of the Senate Minority Leader Schumer’s team in charge of the Latino community.
Elizabeth Alexander will be the director of the communications liaison office of Biden’s wife Jill. She was the press secretary during Biden’s presidency.