Biden to have all women communication team

04 Décembre, 2020, 02:15 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie President-elect Joe Biden

Elizabeth Alexander, who was Mr Biden's press secretary when he was vice-president, will be first lady Jill Biden's communications director.

When Joe Biden was still on the campaign trail, one of his many promises was to build an administration that looks like the country it represents.

During her time in the White House, Farah largely played a behind-the-scenes role, earning a reputation as a hard-working professional who generally had a strong relationship with the White House press corps. It recently announced an all-female media team at the White House, ringing in what could be a new day for women in communications.

"These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better", said Biden.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris described the announcement as "barrier-shattering".

"I can't express it in words, obviously", said James Psaki.

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain also weighed in.

The Post also reported that Biden is set to tap Princeton University labor economist Cecilia Rouse as the first woman of color to chair the three-member Council of Economic Advisers.

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Pili Tobar, who served as the communications director for coalitions on the campaign, will serve as deputy White House communications director. She was also a special assistant to the President and director of communications for the Cabinet under the Obama administration, and also led communications on Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative.

"This is a team of some of the most talented, battle-tested communicators out there ... who are also all women, most diverse team in history and also 6 Moms of young kids", Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokesperson, said on Twitter. Bernie Sanders during his 2016 presidential campaign, before joining CNN as a political commentator.

Symone Sanders, a senior adviser to Biden's campaign, will take on the role of chief spokeswoman and senior adviser of Harris. She previously worked at the Motion Picture Association of America as VP of corporate communications, after serving as spokeswoman for John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign, and communications director for Sen.

Etienne served as a Senior Advisor on the Biden-Harris Campaign. She's another Obama administration alum, having served as a regional political director for the White House office of political affairs.

Karine Jean Pierre, who was earlier Harris' chief of staff, will serve as a principal deputy press secretary to Biden.

Psaki tweeted Sunday that she's spoken with Jean-Pierre about "making the Biden-Harris agenda more accessible from the podium." .

The announcement comes as the Biden-Harris transition team has been assembling White House staff and moving forward with the transfer of power process as Biden and Harris prepare to take office on January 20, 2021.

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