As many of you know, White House press secretary Jen Psaki is moving on to greener pastures, as in lots more green, at MSNBC. She will leave the White House later this month.
In her place will be Karine Jean-Pierre, 44, who will be the first black and openly gay press secretary. Her partner is CNN national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, and they have a daughter.
“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 said in a statement, adding that “Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect and decorum to the White House Briefing Room.”
She’ll begin after May 13, which will be Psaki’s last day.
Psaki today called Jean-Pierre “my partner in truth.”