White House press briefing is nearly all women

White House press briefing is nearly all women
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Thursday's White House press briefing was a woman-dominated event, Twitter users were quick to note.

The briefing, led by new White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiBiden says he and GOP both 'sincere about' seeking infrastructure compromise The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Colonial pays hackers as service is restored Colonial paid hackers almost M in ransom: report MORE, featured an almost entirely female cast of characters.

Washington Post White House reporter Matt Viser tweeted that 20 minutes into the briefing, eight questions had been asked by reporters, all of whom were female. 


"Pretty impressive," he wrote.

Other Twitter users took note as well.


Rob Crilly, a White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner, noted that he was the only male journalist who was seated in the area of the briefing room most visible on camera.

"I'm the only male journalist with a briefing room seat today so I figured I would make an effort," he joked, tweeting out a photo of himself looking attentive.

In recent weeks, many major news outlets have positioned women to lead their coverage of the new Biden administration. ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN all now have female chief White House correspondents — a notable deviation from the typically male-dominated position.