Karine Jean-Pierre

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Karine Jean-Pierre
Karine Jean-Pierre 2021.jpg
35th White House Press Secretary
Assumed office
May 13, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byJen Psaki
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary
In office
January 20, 2021 – May 13, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byBrian Morgenstern
Succeeded byTBD
Personal details
Born (1974-08-13) August 13, 1974 (age 47)
Fort-de-France, Martinique, France
Political partyDemocratic
Domestic partnerSuzanne Malveaux
Children1
EducationNew York Institute of Technology (BS)
Columbia University (MPA)
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique, France to Haitian immigrant parents.[4] She was raised in Queens, New York.[5]

Jean-Pierre is openly lesbian.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chalfant, Morgan. "Karine Jean-Pierre to replace Psaki as White House press secretary". The Hill.
  2. 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.
  3. Eugenios, Jillian (1 June 2021). "Karine Jean-Pierre on building a 'stronger and more inclusive' America". NBC News. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  4. "Karine Jean-Pierre". The Haitian Roundtable. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020. Retrieved August 23, 2020.
  5. "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.