Joe Biden Announces All-Female Senior White House Communications Team

United States President-elect Joe Biden, together with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, has announced a historic all-female White House senior communications team on Nov. 29, including those who previously served under the Obama administration.

United States President-elect Joe Biden, together with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, has announced a historic all-female White House senior communications team on Nov. 29, including those who previously served under the Obama administration.

“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women. These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” Biden said in a statement.

The team of “diverse, experienced, and talented women” will be led by Kate Bedingfield, who served as communications director for Biden when he was vice president, as White House communications director. Meanwhile, Pili Tobar, who served as the communications director for coalitions on Biden’s campaign, will serve as deputy White House communications director.

Biden appointed Jen Psaki, who served as the White House communications director during the Obama administration, as his press secretary. Meanwhile, Karine Jean-Pierre, who previously served as Harris’ chief of staff, will serve as principal deputy press secretary.

Biden Campaign Senior Advisers Symone Sanders and Ashley Etienne will serve as chief spokesperson and communications director for Harris respectively.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth Alexander, who previously served as a Biden campaign senior adviser, will serve as communications director to incoming first lady Jill Biden.

“These communications professionals express our commitment to building a White House that reflects the very best of our nation,” Harris said in a statement, describing the team, several of whom are women of color, as “experienced, talented, and barrier-shattering.”


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