Today, President Biden announced that Karine Jean-Pierre was promoted to Assistant to the President and White House Press Secretary. Karine will replace Jen Psaki as Press Secretary. Jen will be leaving the White House on May 13.
Statement by President Biden: “I am proud to announce Karine Jean-Pierre as the next White House Press secretary.
“Karine brings the experience, talent, and integrity required for this difficult job, but she will also continue to lead in communicating the Biden-Harris Administration’s work on behalf of the American people. Jill and I have known Karine for a long time. She will be a strong voice representing the Administration and me.
“Jen Psaki is the benchmark for the White House Briefing Room’s return to decency, respect, and decorum. Jen Psaki has set the standard for communicating clearly and truthfully with the American people. I also want to thank her for keeping her sense of humor. I am grateful for Jen’s service to our country and wish her all the best.
Anita Dunn, a Senior Advisor and Assistant to President, was also announced by the White House. Dunn, a member of the White House’s communications and political consulting firm SKDK, will help advance President Obama’s communications goals and policy.
Karine Jean Pierre, Press Secretary and Assistant of the President
Karine Jean-Pierre, Principal Deputy Press Secretary, is currently Deputy Assistant to President. Karine has been a long-standing advisor to President Biden. She served in high-ranking communication and political positions in the Biden Administration, the Biden campaign, and as Vice President Biden during the Obama Administration.
Before her campaign role, Jean-Pierre was Chief Public Affairs Officer at MoveOn.org. She also served as an NBC and MSNBC political analyst. Jean-Pierre was the Regional Political Director of the White House Office of Political Affairs under the Obama-Biden administration. She also served as the Deputy Battleground States Director during President Obama’s 2012 election campaign. She was the Southeast Regional Political Director of President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
She was previously employed at the Center for Community and Corporate Ethics. This organization helped major corporations change their business practices. Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique but was raised in New York. She is a Columbia University graduate.
Anita Dunn Senior Advisor and Assistant to President
Anita Dunn, top national communications and political strategist, is close to President Biden. She was formerly a Senior Advisor to President Biden and is currently a partner in SKDK. She has decades of experience in advising Presidents and senior Democrats. As a senior campaign advisor, she was also the White House Communications Director. She also held key roles in the leadership of Evan Bayh, Bill Bradley, Tom Daschle, and Bill Bradley.
Anita was the Senior Advisor to President Biden. She advised the Administration on its overall strategy and messaging. This helped the President move forward and win legislative victories that helped kickstart the economy following the pandemic. Before that, she was a senior adviser on the Biden/Harris campaign. She advised on all aspects of the campaign. Anita worked for SKDK on progressive and issue advocacy campaigns. She also provided strategic advice to CEOs, elected officials, and candidates.