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Karine Jean-Pierre is the first African-American woman to be honored. Press secretary for the White House

 


Karine Jean-Pierre has been selected the new White House press secretary by US President Joe Biden, making her the first Black woman to fill the leading reputation.

According to a White House announcement, Jean-Pierre will take over from Jen Psaki as  Secretary of State on May 13 and will be the first openly LGBTQ+ person in the position.

Jean-Pierre worked as a political commentator for NBC and MSNBC and was previously the Chief Public Affairs Officer for lefty activist organization MoveOn.org.

Before joining Biden's team in the White House, Jean-Pierre, 44, served on both former President Barack Obama's campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and then on Biden's campaign in 2020.

Being  a graduate of the prestigious Columbia University, Jean was born in Martinique to Haitian parents who immigrated to the United States and raised in New York.

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