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Karine Jean-Pierre makes history taking over as White House press secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre taking over as White House press secretary
Karine Jean-Pierre taking over as White House press secretary 00:24

NEW YORK -- Karine Jean-Pierre makes history Monday as the  new White House press secretary.

The New York native is the first Black and first openly gay LGBTQ+ person to hold the position. 

L.I. full of pride for White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre 02:17

She grew up in Queens Village and on Long Island and is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Her father worked as a New York City taxi driver. 

Jean-Pierre replaces Jen Psaki, whose last day was Friday. 

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