Karine Jean-Pierre

Place of Birth: Fort-de-France, Martinique, France

Date of Birth: August 13, 1974

Ethnicity: African-Haitian

Karine Jean-Pierre is an American political advisor. A member of the Democratic Party, she has been White House Press Secretary, since May 13, 2022. She was previously White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary, from January 20, 2021 to May 13, 2022. She has also been a lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University, a senior advisor and national spokeswoman for progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org, and a commentator on NBC News and MSNBC.

Karine was born in Fort-de-France, on the island Martinique, France, to Haitian parents. She was mostly raised in Queens Village, Queens, New York City. Her father was a taxi driver and her mother was a home health aide. She speaks English, French, and Haitian Creole.

She has a daughter, who is adopted, with her partner, news journalist Suzanne Malveaux.

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