Karine Jean-Pierre will take the White House podium as Jen Psaki makes her exit.
“I am proud to announce that Karine Jean-Pierre will serve as the next White House Press Secretary,” Biden said in a statement.
“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,” Biden said. “Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration.”
Jen Psaki’s last day is May 13.
Psaki took to Twitter to thank Biden for trusting her to serve as his spokeswoman.
Psaki then praised Karine Jean-Pierre for being “the first black woman and the first openly LGBTQ+ person to serve as the White House Press Secretary.”
“Representation matters and she will give a voice to many,” Psaki further added.