☷President Biden Announces Karine Jean Pierre as White House Press Secretary
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Anita Dunn will return as a Senior AdvisorToday , President Biden announced Karine Jean - Pierre has been promoted to be Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary . Karine will step into the Press Secretary role replacing Jen Psaki , who will depart from the White House on May 13 . Statement from President Biden: “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 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 her service to the country , and wish her the very best as she moves forward . ”The White House also announced the return of Anita Dunn as a Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President . Dunn rejoins the White House staff from her communications and political consulting firm SKDK , and will assist in advancing the President’s policy and communications objectives . Karine Jean - Pierre , Press Secretary and Assistant to the PresidentKarine Jean - Pierre is currently the Principal Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President . Karine is a long - time advisor to President Biden , having served in senior communication and political roles in the Biden Administration , the Biden campaign , and to then - Vice President Biden in the Obama Administration . Prior to her role on the campaign , she served as Chief Public Affairs Officer for MoveOn . org and an NBC and MSNBC Political Analyst . Jean - Pierre served as Regional Political Director for the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Obama - Biden administration and as Deputy Battleground States Director for President Obama’s 2012 re - election campaign . She served as Southeast Regional Political Director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign , Deputy Campaign Manager for Martin O’Malley for President , Campaign Manager for the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Initiative , and Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative and Budget Affairs for two members in the New York City Council . Previously , she worked at the Center for Community and Corporate Ethics , pushing major companies to change their business practices , and is a published author . Born in Martinique and raised in New York , Jean - Pierre is a graduate of Columbia University . Anita Dunn , Senior Advisor and Assistant to the PresidentAnita Dunn is one of the nation’s top communications and political strategists , and is a close advisor to President Biden . She recently served as a Senior Advisor to President Biden , and is currently a partner and founding member of SKDK . She brings decades of experience advising Presidents and senior Democrats . She served as a chief strategist to President Obama as a senior campaign advisor and as the White House Communications Director . She has also worked in leading roles for Tom Daschle , Bill Bradley , and Evan Bayh . As Senior Advisor to President Biden , Anita advised on the administration’s overall strategy and messaging , helping the President take steps and win legislative victories that helped jumpstart the economy after the pandemic . Prior to that , she served as a senior advisor on the Biden - Harris campaign , advising on all aspects of the campaign . At SKDK , Anita has worked with progressive and issue advocacy campaigns , given strategic advice to elected officials , political candidates , CEOs , nonprofits and corporations . ###
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