First climate envoy, first woman to lead intelligence community to feature in Biden cabinet

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  • Sky News Australia published this video item, entitled “First climate envoy, first woman to lead intelligence community to feature in Biden cabinet” – below is their description.

    US President-elect Joe Biden has formally introduced key members of his cabinet as he prepares to take office. His appointments mark a sharp change from the Trump administration including the appointment of former Secretary of State John Kerry as the country’s first Special Climate Envoy. Long term aide Antony Blinken will serve as Secretary of State, having been Deputy National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama from 2013 to 2015. Obama-era White House Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines will become the first woman to lead the intelligence community. Ms Haines also served as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 2013 to 2017. Jake Sullivan will fill the role of National Security Advisor and previously worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election campaign.

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