Biden’s New Press Sec. In Domestic Partnership with CNN Anchor

Karine Jean-Pierre, the new White House press secretary who will be replacing Jen Psaki this month is domestic partners with CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux.

QUICK FACTS:
  • With Psaki set to depart from the White House on May 13, Biden has officially announced the new replacement to be Karine Jean-Pierre.
  • Jean-Pierre, who has been serving as principal deputy press secretary, will serve as an assistant to the president as well.
  • “I am proud to announce that Karine Jean-Pierre will serve as the next White House Press Secretary,” Biden said Thursday. “Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people.”
BIDEN PRAISES JEN PSAKI:

“I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating directly and truthfully to the American people, and keeping her sense of humor while doing so,” Biden said.

BACKGROUND:
  • Jean-Pierre will be the first Black, LGBTQ person to hold the White House press secretary position and was a member of Barack Obama’s campaign team in 2008 and 2012.
  • The 44-year-old shares a daughter with CNN national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux.
  • Karine Jean-Pierre was born in Fort-de-France, Martinique, before immigrating with her family to New York City.