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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre will speak to thousands of Black and Hispanic journalists in Las Vegas at the joint convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).
According to the convention’s release, Jean-Pierre will be part of a special conversation speaking to thousands of Black and Hispanic journalists and will participate in a Q&A with NABJ President Dorothy Tucker and NAHJ President Nora Lopez Saturday at Caesars Palace.
In an exclusive statement provided to theGrio, Jean-Pierre said “The Biden-Harris administration knows the power and importance of media. We know that the work of NABJ and NAHJ makes journalism, and our country, fuller and richer.” She added, “I’m honored to travel to Nevada to participate in this year’s convention, and I look forward to discussing the work President Biden and Vice President Harris are doing to advance racial equity and create opportunities for all.”
🚨 Just announced🚨: #NABJNAHJ22 will host a special conversation with Karine Jean-Pierre (@KJP46 ) on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9:30 a.m. PT at Caesars Palace during the groups’ joint convention and career fair! Full story: https://t.co/0F2razyBei pic.twitter.com/Lnytr4XCF9
— #NABJ Headquarters (@NABJ) August 5, 2022
Karine Jean-Pierre First Black Woman As Press Secretary
Jean-Pierre made history this year when she became the first Black woman to hold the title of White House Press Secretary.
Jean-Pierre replaced former Press Secretary Jen Psaki in May, and in a press release from President Biden was praised for her strong voice.
“I am proud to announce that Karine Jean-Pierre will serve as the next White House Press Secretary,” the statement read.
“Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people. Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration.”
Jean-Pierre also made history in 2021 when she became the first openly gay spokeswoman to address the press from the White House podium.