Jen Psaki Joins MSNBC as a Host and Commentator

Jen Psaki, who rose to fame as President Biden’s first White House press secretary, presiding over greater than 200 briefings and gaining TikTok stardom for her often spiky exchanges with reporters, is becoming a member of the cable information channel MSNBC later this year.

She will serve as a political analyst all through this year’s midterm elections and in the course of the 2024 presidential marketing campaign, the community mentioned on Tuesday. She can be set to host a present beginning subsequent year on a streaming-only channel, MSNBC on Peacock.

Ms. Psaki’s final day within the West Wing was May 13, and her transfer to tv information was extensively anticipated. Speculation about her potential job at MSNBC started this year, whereas she was nonetheless presiding on the White House lectern. Ms. Psaki mentioned on the time that she adhered to moral tips whereas discussing future employment prospects.

She is the second main hire by MSNBC from the Biden administration. Symone D. Sanders, a former spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris, is internet hosting a weekend present for the community. Ms. Psaki mentioned in a assertion offered by MSNBC that her program would concentrate on “fact-based and thoughtful conversations about the big questions on the minds of people across the country.”

MSNBC is in style with Democrats and left-leaning viewers, and its election and major night time protection already characteristic opinionated hosts like Rachel Maddow and Nicolle Wallace. Now its viewers will obtain real-time commentary from a key member of Mr. Biden’s first-term interior circle.

Ms. Psaki beforehand labored as an on-air contributor on CNN. Before that, she served as a White House communications director for former President Barack Obama, and as chief spokeswoman for former Secretary of State John Kerry.

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