Joe Biden wants to fill top positions in the communications team with women.
Jen Psaki will become press spokeswoman, and Kate Bedingfield will be responsible for the overall strategy. Joe Biden also relies on experts from the Obama era on the business team.
For the first time in the history of the White House, the most critical tasks in the communications team of the US President are to be assumed exclusively by women. President-elect Joe Biden has proposed that the team be led by Kate Bedingfield, who as communications director primarily develops the overall strategy.
Jennifer Psaki is The White House, press secretary. Both Bedingfield and Psaki worked for Biden’s campaign and were previously long-time employees in the administration of ex-President Barack Obama. Psaki has led several journalist briefings for Biden since the election.
“Communicating directly and truthfully with the American people is one of the most important duties of a president, and this team will have a tremendous responsibility to connect the American people with the White House,” Biden said in a statement. The qualified, experienced communicators bring with them different perspectives and work together to “rebuild this country better”.
Other prominent positions in the communication team: Pili Tobar is to become Bedingfield’s deputy. Symone Sanders, an advisor from Biden’s campaign team, is slated to be a spokeswoman for elected Vice President Kamala Harris and Ashley Etienne to be its communications director. Karine Jean-Pierre, who most recently also worked for Harris, has been proposed as Jen Psaki’s’ deputy in the White House.