White House press briefing is nearly all women

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the White House on January 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Joe Biden signed a series of executive actions Thursday afternoon aimed at expanding access to health care, including re-opening enrollment for health care offered through the federal marketplace created under the…

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 Psaki, 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.

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