Karine Jean-Pierre

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Karine Jean-Pierre


United States

Birth - Death

1977 -




White House Press Secretary since 2022, being the first black LGBTQ lesbian to hold the position. Chief of Staff to Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris for the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. Originally from the French West Indies island of Martinique, Jean-Pierre was raised in New York City and attended graduate school at Columbia University. Started her career in politics working for the John Edwards campaign in 2004 and later worked for Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns as well as Martin O’Malley’s 2016 presidential campaign. National spokesperson for the progressive organization MoveOn in 2016, a commentator for NBC News and MSNBC, and a lecturer at Columbia University. Author of the book 'Moving Forward'.

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