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 President Obama’s 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 President Trump’s administration, she worked for a community organizing company and was a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

She joined President Biden’s administration as Principal Deputy Press Secretary after working on his presidential campaign. In May 2020, she became the White House Press Secretary. 

Jean-Pierre has a daughter. 

In the News…

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the United States is “heading in the right direction” economically. 

“We pay attention to the data that showed consumer confidence was up, right, that showed that 14 million — more than 14 million jobs were created,” she said, adding, “It’s going to take a little bit of time for folks to feel what the ‘Bidenomics’ has been able to do. That’s not something that I’m saying. That’s something that economists have said, right? It takes a little bit of time.” 

She called for Congress to work in a bipartisan way with the president. “The first thing [Biden] put forward was a comprehensive immigration law. But, we need Republicans in Congress to work with us on that … We want to come up with a bipartisan agreement,” she said. 

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


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