President-elect Biden selects Greenwich native to be White House press secretary

A Greenwich native just landed a high-profile job in President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet.

News 12 Staff

Nov 30, 2020, 11:31 PM

Updated 1,290 days ago

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A Greenwich native just landed a high-profile job in President-elect Joe Biden's cabinet.
Jen Psaki went to Greenwich Country Day School and Greenwich High School before graduating from William and Mary. Her impressive political resume includes serving as a spokesperson for the State Department and communication and press roles under the Obama administration, including White House communications director.
She will now serve as Biden's White House press secretary.
Her father is thrilled for her.
"I can't express it in words, obviously," said James Psaki.
Republican First Selectman Fred Camillo says it's exciting to see someone who grew up in Greenwich make it to this role.
"I think it's terrific that one of ours is back serving in Washington in the White House, certainly it's a pinnacle of power," said Camillo.
Jen Psaki joins six others as part of the all-women senior communications team for Biden.
"It's an exclamation point on the Biden administration decision to make a strong statement," said James Camillo. "If you look through that list of women, there's not one that's not exceptionally qualified."
Jen Psaki will begin her new role in January.
It's the first time in history that the senior communications roles in the White House will be filled entirely by women.


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