Jen Psaki, who previously served in several senior roles during the Obama-Biden Administration, including White House Communications Director, will take on an even more visible role under President Biden as the White House Press Secretary.
Jean-Pierre, another Obama administration alum, will be the principal deputy press secretary while Etienne will serve as the vice president-elect's communications director. In contrast with administrations past, Trump's communications team held few press briefings, and those that did occur were often combative affairs riddled with inaccuracies and falsehoods. "These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better", said Biden, who said in a statement it will be the first time in history that the top communications roles will be filled entirely by women. She was also a special assistant to the President and director of communications for the Cabinet under the Obama administration, and also led communications on Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative.
- Heather Boushey, the president and co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and Jared Bernstein, who served as an economic adviser to Biden during the Obama administration, are also expected to be named to the Council of Economic Advisers.
Biden former Obama State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki as his White House press secretary and campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield as communications director.
Reports say former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is expected to become the first woman to assume the post of Treasury Secretary.
Joining Yellen will be Adewale "Wally" Adeyemo, whom Biden plans to announce as deputy treasury secretary, the source familiar with transition discussions confirmed. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported Tanden's nomination, says if confirmed, she will be the first woman of color to oversee the OMB.
Dr Biden said she had "long admired Elizabeth's intellect, grace and optimism during her many years on the Biden team".
Pili Tobar, who served as the communications director for coalitions on the Biden-Harris campaign, has been picked as the deputy White House communications director.
Symone Sanders, who served as a senior adviser to the Biden-Harris campaign and was one of their most powerful television surrogates, will be getting a new job as as senior adviser and chief spokesperson to the incoming vice president.
The selection of Cecilia Rouse, a Princeton economist, to lead the Council of Economic Advisers, is less likely to set off fireworks on social media, but it is a historical marker just the same.
Ms Psaki, 41, paid tribute to the incoming team, saying they were "some of the most talented, battle-tested communicators out there".