By Euronews with AP •
President-elect Joe Biden has named an all-female senior communications team for his administration at the White House.
The move is part of the president-elect’s plan to have a diverse team working in the government.
Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.
Four of the seven top communications roles at the White House will be filled by women of colour, and it’s the first time the entire senior White House communications team will be entirely female, his team said.
It’s likely to be a more traditional press operation after President Donald Trump’s administration changed their relations with press.
Trump’s press team held few briefings and when they did, they were often combative.
“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 said in a statement.