Jen Psaki, who served in the Obama-Biden administration, was chosen as the incoming White House press secretary. Kate Bedingfield, who was the deputy campaign manager for the Biden-Harris campaign, will serve as White House Communications Director.
“qualified, experienced communicators” who will “bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better”, Biden said in a statement about the team.
Harris added that they will communicate “clearly, honestly, and transparently” as the country deals with the pandemic and a series of other crises.
Symone Sanders, who was a key person for the Biden 2020 campaign, will serve as a senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Harris.
The list of women and their roles are continued as followed:
Elizabeth Alexander, a senior adviser to the Biden-Harris campaign who will serve as first lady Jill Biden’s communication director.
Ashley Etienne, a senior campaign adviser who will serve as Harris’ communications director.
Karine Jean Pierre, a senior adviser to Biden who will serve as deputy press secretary.
Pili Tobar, a Biden-Harris campaign director and former deputy director at America’s Voice, a non-profit that advocated for immigration reform, will serve as deputy White House communications director.
The all-female lineup comes days after other administrations were handpicked. Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was named Treasury Secretary and former Secretary of State John Kerry was named climate adviser. Ron Klain, a long time friend of Biden, will serve as Biden’s incoming chief of staff.
Last week, the Trump administration authorized Biden’s transition, giving him access to key resources and information as he prepares to take office in January. President Donald Trump has not conceded the election. He continues to tweet insults on Twitter towards Biden and promises to continue his legal battle against the results.
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