Senin, 30 November 2020

Joe Biden announces first all-female presidential communications team - ABC News

US president-elect Joe Biden has announced that for the first time in history, the White House communications roles will be filled entirely by women.

"I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women," Mr Biden said in a statement.

"These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better."

So who has made the cut?

Jen Psaki

US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki
Jen Psaki will be the new White House press secretary.(AFP: Paul J. Richards)

Former Obama State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki will take on the role of White House press secretary, replacing Kayleigh McEnany, who has been the latest person to work in the role during Donald Trump's administration.

Ms Psaki, 41, paid tribute to the incoming team, saying they were "some of the most talented, battle-tested communicators out there".


Kate Bedingfield

Kate Bedingfield will take on the role of White House communications director, having worked in the same role for Mr Biden when he was vice-president.

She said she was "unspeakably proud" to get the job.


"It will also be an honour to work alongside the incredible women who are taking on these roles together," she said.

Symone Sanders

A woman waves holding a microphone.
Ms Sanders was national press secretary for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential campaign.(AFP: JP Yim)

Senior adviser to the Biden-Harris campaign, Symone Sanders, will be vice-president-elect Kamala Harris's chief spokeswoman.

She said working for Mr Biden and his team had been "the honour of my life".


Elizabeth Alexander

A woman with blond hair and wearing a long black coat stands in front of the US flag at a podium.
Ms Biden served as second lady when her husband was vice-president to Barack Obama from 2009 to 2017.(AP: Andrew Harnik)

Elizabeth Alexander, who was Mr Biden's press secretary when he was vice-president, will be first lady Jill Biden's communications director.

Dr Biden said she had "long admired Elizabeth's intellect, grace and optimism during her many years on the Biden team".

Karine Jean Pierre and Ashley Etienne

A woman in a pink dress gestures with her hands while speaking on stage.
Karine Jean-Pierre says she is "profoundly honoured to be the principal deputy press secretary" for Joe Biden.(AFP: Miikka Skaffari)

Senior campaign advisers Karine Jean Pierre and Ashley Etienne — who is also a former senior adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — will serve as deputy White House press secretary and communications director for the vice-president, respectively.

Pili Tobar

Ms Tobar, a former media director for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, will serve as deputy communications director.

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