Biography of Karine Jean-Pierre, age, husband and sex.
Who is White House New Press Secretary
Karine Jean-Pierre is 44 year old, “born August 13, 1977” is an American political campaign organizer, activist, political commentator, and author of Haitian heritage.
She had been chief of staff to Kamala Harris as the first Black woman, and therefore the first lesbian to ever hold that position. Having been White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary since 202, she is appointed the new White House Press Secretary following the departure of Jen Psaki
Early life and Education
Jean-Pierre was the senior advisor and national aid for MoveOn.org and a political analyst for NBC News and was raised in Queens Village, New York City, from age five, the eldest of three relatives. Her mother worked as a home health aide, and her father worked as a taxi driver.
She graduated the New York Institute of Technology. She did her MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (SIPA) in 2003, where she served in student government and decided to pursue politics. MSNBC. She is also a former lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University.
Succeeding school, Jean-Pierre worked as the director of judicial and budget affairs for New York City councilor James F. Gennaro. In 2006, she was engaged as the outreach coordinator for Walmart Watch in Washington, D.C.
During the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign, Jean-Pierre was the campaign’s southeast regional political director and was the regional political director for the White House Office of Political Affairs during the Obama administration’s first term.
Jean-Pierre worked as a senior advisor to the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign. Teamed up with the Biden team in May 2020, and explained to The Haitian Times that a desire to shape the future was especially motivating: When she was approached by the campaign, she looked at her daughter “and I thought to myself, ‘There is no way I can not get involved in this election.’” In August 2020, it was announced that Jean-Pierre would serve as the Chief of Staff for Biden’s vice presidential nominee, who had not yet been announced.
On November 29, 2020, the Biden-Harris transition team announced that Jean-Pierre had been tapped to be the Principal Deputy Press Secretary. On May 26, 2021, Jean-Pierre gave her first White House press briefing, becoming the first openly gay woman to do so and the first Black woman to do so since 1991. She was named to Fast Company’s Queer 50 list in 2021.
On May 5, 2022 it was announced that she would be elevated to the role of White House Press Secretary as of May 13, 2022, succeeding Jen Psaki.
As of 2020, Jean-Pierre lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her partner, CNN correspondent Suzanne Malveaux, and their daughter.
In an interview regarding her work as an openly-gay staffer in the Obama White House, she said: “What’s been wonderful is that I was not the only; I was one of many. President Obama didn’t hire LGBT staffers, he hired experienced individuals who happen to be LGBT,” she says. “Serving and working for President Obama where you can be openly gay has been an amazing honor. It felt incredible to be a part of an administration that prioritizes LGBT issues.”
Jean-Pierre’s first book, Moving Forward, was published in 2019. It is described by WJLA as “part memoir, part call to arms,” in which she recounts her personal and professional life and encourages people to become involved in politics.
She is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole.