President-elect Joe Biden has tapped an all-female team to fill the top ranks of the White House communications team, he announced Sunday.
The press shop will be led by Kate Bedingfield, who was the campaign communications director and communications director for Biden while he was vice president.
She’ll now serve as White House communications director.
Longtime Democratic spokeswoman Jen Psaki — a former White House communications director and a spokesperson at the State Department — will be Biden’s press secretary.
Neera Tanden, the president and CEO of the liberal think thank Center for American Progress, is expected to be named director of the Office of Management and Budget. She previously served as a senior adviser to Obama’s Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Karine Jean Pierre, formerly Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ chief of staff, will serve as a principal deputy press secretary to Biden. Pili Tobar, the communications director for coalitions on Biden’s campaign, will be his deputy White House communications director.
Meanwhile, Harris’s communications director will be Ashley Etienne, a senior adviser to Biden’s campaign, while campaign senior advisor Symone Sanders will become the chief spokeswoman for Harris.
“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,” he added.
With Post wires
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