Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s move to MSNBC is official, the network announced Tuesday.
Psaki will appear on MSNBC’s programming starting in the fall, and will then launch a new streaming show set to premiere on the network in early 2023. The program “will bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics to MSNBC viewers,” the network said.
Psaki left her role as White House press secretary earlier this month. Reports of her move to MSNBC first surfaced in early April, but she declined to confirm the reports at the time.
Psaki will also appear on NBC and MSNBC’s election programming through the midterm and 2024 presidential elections.
“Jen’s sharp wit and relatability combined with the mastery of the subjects she covers have made her a household name across the nation,” MSNBC President Rashida Jones said Tuesday. “Her extensive experience in government and on the campaign trail and perspective as a White House and Washington insider is the type of analysis that sets MSNBC apart. She’s a familiar face and trusted authority to MSNBC viewers, and we look forward to her insight during this consequential election season.”
Prior to serving as press secretary for the first 16 months of the Biden administration, Psaki was former President Barack Obama’s communications director and a spokesperson for the State Department, and she also served on several political campaigns. She was succeeded at the White House podium by Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as Psaki’s principal deputy, last week.
Psaki in a statement Tuesday stressed the importance of “fact-based and thoughtful conversations about the big questions on the minds of people across the country,” and said she was “thrilled” to be joining MSNBC.
“My time in government, from the White House to the State Department, and years before that on national political campaigns will fuel the insight and perspective I bring to this next chapter,” she said. “I can’t wait to create a space on streaming where we break down the facts, get to the bottom of what’s driving the issues and hopefully have some fun along the way.”
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