Karine Jean-Pierre, White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre

White House Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre was born in August 1977 in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The family moved to Queens, New York when she was a child. She earned an undergraduate degree from the New York Institute of Technology, and received a Master of Public Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. 

She worked as the director of legislative and budget affairs for a New York City councilor, before moving to Washington, D.C. where she worked as outreach director for  a non-profit organization. After working on a political campaign, she joined the faculty of Columbia University as a lecturer in international and public affairs. During the first years of the Obama administration, Jean-Pierre worked for the White House Office of Public Affairs, later being engaged in the president’s re-election campaign. During the years of the Trump administration, she worked for a community organizing company and was a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

After working on the Biden presidential campaign, she joined the Biden administration as Principal Deputy Press Secretary. In May 2020, she became the White House Press Secretary. 

Jean-Pierre lives with her partner and their daughter. 

In the News…

With the ongoing investigation by the Department of Justice over the discovery of classified documents from President Biden’s time as vice president, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is working to address the requests of journalists and answer questions.

When asked about the recovery of additional documents from the president’s garage, she said, “You should assume that it’s been completed, yes.”

As additional discoveries were disclosed, the press secretary said that she was working to be transparent and that she knew as much as the press did, adding, “What I’m concerned about is making sure that we do not politically interfere at the Department of Justice, that we continue to be consistent over the last two years. And that is continue to refer you all when it comes to an ongoing process.” 

Contact this Leader…

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Ms. Karine Jean-Pierre, Press Secretary
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20500


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