Jen Psaki is leaving the White House, to be replaced by Karine Jean Pierre

Jean-Pierre will be the first Black press secretary in history and the first openly gay one too.

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that White House press secretary Jen Psaki is leaving the administration on May 13, to be replaced by her deputy, Karine Jean-Pierre.

Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, she work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people.

Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration.

Jen Psaki has set the standard for returning decency, respect and decorum to the White House Briefing Room.

Jean-Pierre represents a historic choice for the role, the first Black press secretary and openly gay one in the history of the position.

Psaki’s departure from the White House has been expected for months. In May 2021, she signaled her plans on the CNN podcast “The Axe Files,”

Psaki’s departure is the latest departure from the White House communications office to head for broadcast or cable networks.