President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are set to announce an all-female communications team in an effort to bring “diverse perspectives” to the White House.
Jen Psaki was chosen as White House press secretary. Kate Bedingfield, who was deputy Biden-Harris campaign manager, will be White House communications director, NBC News said.
In a statement, Biden said the team was made up of “qualified, experienced communicators” who will “bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”
Harris, for her part, said their team will communicate “clearly, honestly and transparently” as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic and a series of other crises.
Symone Sanders will serve as senior adviser and spokesperson to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Forbes said.
Ashley Etienne will be the new administration’s communications director for Harris, while Pili Tobar will be deputy White House communications director.
Karine Jean Pierre will serve as deputy press secretary, while Elizabeth Alexander will be incoming First Lady Jill Biden as communications director.