Nov 29, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Biden taps former Obama communications director for press secretary

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Jen Psaki, who previously served as Obama's communications director, will serve as President-elect Joe Biden's press secretary, the transition team announced Sunday.

The big picture: All of the top aides in Biden's communication staff will be women, per the Washington Post, which first reported Psaki's appointment.

Other appointments announced by the transition team:

  • Kate Bedingfield as White House communications director.
  • Senior campaign adviser Symone Sanders as chief spokesperson to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
  • Ashley Etienne, former spokesperson for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as communications director for Harris.
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