November 30th Biden’s team announced the selection of senior officials in the White House communication team. U.S. media pointed out that for the first time, all senior aides who spoke on behalf of a U.S. government are women.
Biden said in a statement, according to the Washington Post and CNN: “Today I am proud to announce that the first senior communications team composed entirely of women has appeared in the White House. These qualified, experienced communicators will bring different perspectives to their work and work together to build this country better.”
It is reported that James Pusaki, the Obama-era White House communications director, will be the White House press secretary, and Kate Bedingfield, who was Biden’s deputy campaign manager and publicity director, will be the White House communications director. Pili Tobar, a former communications director for the Biden campaign coalition, will be the deputy communications director of the White House.
In addition, Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign and later Harris Chief of Staff, will serve as the Principal Deputy Press Secretary. Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, will be the senior adviser and chief spokesman of the vice president.
Ashley Etienne, a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, will be the vice president’s communications director. Elizabeth E. Alexander, senior adviser to the Biden campaign. Alexander) will serve as the communications director for First Lady Jill Biden.