A statement from President Joe Biden said that Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary as she departs the White House on May 13.
“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,” he said.
Jean-Pierre is currently the Principal Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President. She has worked as a long-time advisor to President Biden.
In his statement, President Biden thanked Psaki for her service as the Press Secretary saying that she brought back the decency and decorum to the White House Briefing Room while being truthful to the American people.
It was earlier reported that Psaki will leave the White House for an on-air role at MSNBC.
Jean-Pierre will be the first Black and openly LGBTQ person to serve in the role of the White House Press Secretary.
In the staffing shakeup, Anita Dunn will return as the Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President.