On Sunday, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris announced an all-women communications team.
“Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a president, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House,” Biden mentioned in a press release from the transition team.
“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” Biden added.
Left; Neera Tanden, Right; Jen Psaki. Image Courtesy of WFLA.com
Kate Bedingfield, who was the communications director for the Biden-Harris campaign, was named the White House communications director.
“It will also be an honour to work alongside the incredible women who are taking on these roles together,” Bedingfield, who had worked for Biden when he was the Vice President in the Obama administration, wrote on Twitter.
It is the first time in US history that these communication roles will be filled entirely by women.
President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris today announced new members of the White House staff who will serve in senior communications roles.
For the first time in history, these communications roles will be filled entirely by women.https://t.co/SjWAWJg941
— Biden-Harris Presidential Transition (@Transition46) November 29, 2020