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White House Press Secretary

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The White House press secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the executive branch of the United States federal government, especially with regard to the president, senior aides and executives, as well as government policies.

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White House Press Secretary
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Karine Jean-Pierre
since May 13, 2022
White House Office of the Press Secretary
AppointerPresident of the United States
FormationMarch 4, 1929; 94 years ago (1929-03-04)
First holderGeorge Akerson
Salary$180,000 USD (2021)[1] Edit this at Wikidata

The press secretary is responsible for collecting information about actions and events within the president's administration and issues the administration's reactions to developments around the world. The press secretary interacts with the media and the White House press corps on a daily basis, generally in a daily press briefing. The press secretary serves by the appointment and at the pleasure of the president of the United States; the office does not require the advice and consent of the United States Senate; however, because of the frequent briefings given to the global media, who in turn inform the public, the position is a prominent non-Cabinet post.

On May 13, 2022, Karine Jean-Pierre replaced Jen Psaki and became the 35th White House press secretary.[2]