Carine Jean-Pierre, first African-American named White House spokesperson

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US President Joe Biden on Thursday nominated Karen Jean-Pierre to replace Jane Psaki as White House spokeswoman, making her the first black woman to hold the coveted position.

Ms. Jean-Pierre, the current White House deputy spokeswoman, will officially take office on May 13.

“Carine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed to this challenging situation, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating the work of the Biden-Harris administration on behalf of the American people,” the US president said in a statement. Statement.

Last May, Ms. Jean-Pierre became the second black woman in United States history to give a daily press briefing. She has been part of the White House senior communications team since Mr Biden took office. Prior to this, he served as the President’s campaign advisor and chief of staff to current Vice President Kamala Harris.

Ms Psaki’s departure was expected next week as she publicly announced her intention to step down after a year in the current administration.

On Twitter, Ms Psaki said she was “grateful” to Biden, calling her successor a “remarkable woman”.

According to US media, the current spokesperson should join the MSNBC channel where she will be hosting her show.

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