Joe Biden Names All-Female Communications Team Led by Jen Psaki and Kate Bedingfield

Jen Psaki will serve as White House Press Secretary starting Jan. 20

Kate Bedingfield and Jen Psaki (ABC News; Getty Images)

President-elect Joe Biden on Sunday tapped Jen Psaki, a former White House communications director in the Obama administration, to be the new White House Press Secretary.

In addition, deputy Biden campaign manager Kate Bedingfield will serve as communications director as the head of an all-female communications team when Biden takes office on Jan. 20, 2021.

“Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a President, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House,” 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.”

In addition to Bedingfield and Psaki, former campaign adviser and MoveOn official Karine Jean Pierre will serve as principal deputy press secretary. Pili Tobar, a veteran of the immigration reform group America’s Voice who once worked on Sen. Chuck Schumer’s staff, will be deputy White House communications director.

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