|35th White House Press Secretary|
|Assumed office |
May 13, 2022
|Preceded by||Jen Psaki|
|White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary|
January 20, 2021 – May 13, 2022
|Preceded by||Brian Morgenstern|
|Born||August 13, 1974|
Fort-de-France, Martinique, France
|Domestic partner||Suzanne Malveaux|
|Education||New York Institute of Technology (BS)|
Columbia University (MPA)
Karine Jean-Pierre (born August 13, 1974) is a French-born American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator, and author. She is the 35th White House Press Secretary since May 13, 2022. She was the White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary from 2021 until 2022. She is the first black person and the first openly LGBTQ person to be Press Secretary.
Jean-Pierre was the chief of staff for Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on the 2020 United States presidential campaign and was the first Black woman, and the first lesbian, to ever hold that position.
Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique, France to Haitian immigrant parents. She was raised in Queens, New York.
Jean-Pierre is openly lesbian.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Chalfant, Morgan. "Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Psaki as White House press secretary". The Hill.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Karine Jean-Pierre to become White House press secretary, the first Black and out LGBTQ person in the role". CNN. May 5, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
- ↑ Eugenios, Jillian (1 June 2021). "Karine Jean-Pierre on building a 'stronger and more inclusive' America". NBC News. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
- ↑ "Karine Jean-Pierre". The Haitian Roundtable. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
- ↑ "Four Women Who Will Handle the Media in the Biden White House". December 1, 2020. Archived from the original on December 4, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2020 – via NYTimes.com.
- 1977 births
- Living people
- Naturalized citizens of the United States
- French writers
- American political commentators
- American political activists
- American political writers
- LGBT writers
- American LGBT rights activists
- LGBT politicians
- French LGBT people
- LGBT people from New York City
- French politicians
- Politicians from New York City
- Writers from New York City
- Democratic Party (United States) politicians