Stephanie Psaki, the sister of MSNBC host and former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, will help organize the government’s response when an emerging health threat, such as a pandemic, is detected.
Congress created the role due to the government’s struggles in responding to COVID-19 in early 2020, believing there was a need for a designated coordinator. The White House confirmed the hire to the Washington Examiner.
Stephanie Psaki is a “longtime global health expert,” according to the Washington Post, joining the federal health department’s global affairs office in March 2021 and moving to the White House in 2022, the year her sister left. She will retain a role at the National Security Council.
Conservatives may raise a