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Karine Jean-Pierre succeeds Jen Psaki as White House press secretary


Senior Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre holds a press conference at the White House in Washington, United States, July 29, 2021.

Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that he has nominated Karine Jean-Pierre to be the next White House press secretary.

Jean-Pierre is currently Senior Deputy Press Officer. Starting May 13, she will replace outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

“Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating the work of the Biden-Harris administration,” Biden said in a statement. “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.”

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