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Biden considering former campaign aides for top White House communications roles

November 18, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Several women who worked on Joe Biden's campaign are being considered for top White House communications roles in the Biden-Harris administration, sources with knowledge of the deliberations tell CNN.

(CNN)Several women who worked on Joe Biden's campaign are being considered for top White House communications roles in the Biden-Harris administration, sources with knowledge of the deliberations tell CNN.

Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior adviser to Biden's campaign who later served as chief of staff to Kamala Harris, and Symone Sanders, who served as a senior adviser to the campaign, are under consideration to become White House press secretary.

Kate Bedingfield, who served as deputy campaign manager and communications director, is being considered for White House communications director and press secretary.

Biden pledged during the campaign to bring back the daily White House press briefing, which was scrapped under President Donald Trump's administration.

If she or Sanders were to assume the role, either would make history as the first Black woman to serve as White House press secretary.

Sanders joined Biden's team after serving on Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign as a national press secretary and following a stint as a CNN contributor.

She expressed in her book that she hoped one day to be White House press secretary.

Bedingfield has deeper experience inside the government, having served in the White House as Biden's communications director when he was vice president.

Biden has begun building out his White House team, announcing several top key roles in the last week.

Biden has yet to announce any Cabinet positions but pledged repeatedly on the campaign trail and as the President-elect that he will form an administration that reflects the diversity of the country.

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