Democratic communications veteran Jennifer Palmieri is joining the White House communications staff.


Palmieri currently serves as president of liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund and senior vice president for communications at the Center for American Progress. Prior to that she served as national press secretary for former Sen. John Edwards's (D-N.C.) presidential campaign and also was national press secretary of the Democratic National Committee. She also served eight years in the White House under then-President Clinton. 

Palmieri replaces Jennifer Psaki who served as deputy communications director before leaving the White House in September to head the Washington office of Global Strategy Group, a public relations firm.

In a tweet, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said he was "very excited" about Palmieri joining the White house.

"Very excited that @jmpalmieri will be joining us at the White House. She brings tremendous talent, energy and creativity to the team," Pfeiffer tweeted

—This story was updated at 11:00 a.m.