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US President Joe Biden on Thursday named Karine Jean-Pierre as the next White House press secretary.

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been promoted to press secretary and will take up the post on May 13, replacing Jen Psaki./AFP
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May 06, 2022 - 07:51 AM

Jean-Pierre, who will also be the first openly LGBTQ+ person in the role, will replace Jen Psaki, under whom she served as deputy, from May 13.

Joe Biden in a statement praised Jean-Pierre’s “experience, talent and integrity,” saying he was “proud” to announce her appointment.

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