If information is coming out of the White House during the Joe Biden administration, it will be disseminated by a woman.
For the first time in American history, the White House communications team will be composed entirely of women.
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s communications director when he was serving as vice president and campaigning for president, will be the White House communications director. Jen Psaki, the White House communications director for President Barack Obama’s final two years, will be the White House press secretary.
The team also includes Biden-Harris senior campaign advisor Symone Sanders as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ chief spokesperson, former Biden press secretary Elizabeth Alexander as First Lady-to-be Jill Biden’s communications director, senior campaign advisor Karine Jean-Pierre as White House deputy press secretary, former House speaker Ashley Etienne as Harris’ communications director, and former Hispanic media director Pili Tobar as deputy communications director.
Psaki noted on Twitter that the group is also the most diverse White House communications team in history and includes six mothers of young children.
The current Trump communications team also includes women, notably press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and communications director Alyssa Farah.
“I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women,” Biden said in a statement. “These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better.”
The announcement took a misstep Monday when Psaki tagged the crew, but put an account for Elaine Alexander instead of Elizabeth Alexander. The good news for Elaine is now she has more than 4,000 followers, despite never tweeting.