Karine Jean-Pierre To Become White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre will become the new White House press secretary when Jen Psaki leaves her role next week, President Joe Biden announced in a statement Thursday, becoming the first Black and out LGBTQ person to hold the position. Jean-Pierre currently is the White House’s principal deputy press secretary.

Jean-Pierre Makes History In Taking Podium At White House Press Briefing

White House principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made her debut at the briefing room podium on Wednesday, making history in the process in what some viewed as a first audition for the press secretary job down the road. Jean-Pierre became the first openly gay woman to deliver a White House briefing, and she is only the second Black woman to do so.