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Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Jen Psaki as White House press secretary this month

White Residence principal deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is changing Jen Psaki as White House press secretary, President Biden introduced Thursday. 

Psaki will be leaving the White Dwelling on May 13, and her impending departure was expected. Longtime top Democratic adviser Anita Dunn is also returning to the White House as a senior adviser, concentrating on the president’s plan and communications plans. 

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FILE: White Dwelling deputy push secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks through a press briefing at the White Residence on Wednesday, May possibly 26, 2021.

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“Karine not only delivers the knowledge, talent and integrity desired for this complicated task, but she will keep on to guide the way in communicating about the function of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American men and women,” Mr. Biden explained in a assertion. “Jill and I have recognized and highly regarded Karine a prolonged time and she will be a solid voice talking for me and this administration. 

The president asked Jean-Pierre to provide as the up coming push secretary Thursday in the Oval Office environment, Psaki said. The president also praised Psaki, a veteran of the Obama administration who was Mr. Biden’s initially White Residence push secretary.

“Jen Psaki has set the conventional for returning decency, regard and decorum to the White Dwelling Briefing Space,” the president continued. “I want to say thank you to Jen for raising the bar, communicating immediately and truthfully to the American men and women, and trying to keep her sense of humor whilst performing so. I thank Jen her assistance to the region, and want her the really greatest as she moves forward.”

Dunn, a longtime political operative who also labored for the Obama White House, was a major adviser at the White Household at the beginning of Mr. Biden’s expression and through his presidential marketing campaign. 

Jean-Pierre, who will be the very first Black White Household push secretary, has at times crammed in for Psaki at the White Dwelling briefing area lectern and fielded inquiries from reporters aboard Air Force Just one. 

Jean-Pierre, 44, was born in France and is the associate of CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux. They have a youthful daughter. She worked for the Biden and Obama strategies, and has served as an NBC and MSNBC political analyst. 

The function of White Residence press secretary is notoriously challenging, demanding a strong information of domestic and global politics, as properly as the skill to respond swiftly to concerns from a area of dozens of reporters.

— CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe contributed to this report