White House Begins Search for New Communications Team

From a story on nbcnews.com by Mike Memoli and Carol E. Lee headlined “White House begins the search for a fresh communications team”:

The White House is considering a major overhaul of its press and communications shop in the coming weeks, a staff shakeup that’s aimed at putting a new team in place to drive President Joe Biden’s message into November’s midterm elections and in the months after voters decide whether his party retains control of Congress.

The effort to revamp the White House press operation comes as Biden has expressed frustration that his message isn’t breaking through to Americans and his approval ratings continue to hit new lows, while his aides prepare for him to seek re-election.

Karine Jean-Pierre’s Unlikely Rise to the White House Lectern

From a New York Times story by Michael M. Grynbaum headlined “”:

Karine Jean-Pierre began her debut briefing as President Biden’s press secretary by acknowledging the unusual nature of her presence behind the White House lectern. “I am a Black, gay, immigrant woman, the first of all three of those to hold this position,” she said.

Left unsaid were the other ways in which her path to becoming the president’s chief spokeswoman sharply diverged from that of her predecessors.