New White House press secretary hails from Long Island

Karine Jean-Pierre is the first Black woman and the first openly LGBT+ person named to the position.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2022, 12:29 AM

Updated 718 days ago

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Karine Jean-Pierre is the first Black woman and the first openly LGBT+ person named to the position.
Jean-Pierre says she grew up in Queens, but moved to Hempstead as a child where she attended Franklin Elementary and Kellenberg High School.


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