Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join MSNBC this fall
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary speaks at a briefing held in Washington on December 20, 2021.
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Jen Psaki, who resigned as President Joe BidenThis month’s Press Secretary for the company, he will be joining MSNBC cable news network this fall.
According to Rashida Jones, MSNBC president, Psaki will be featured on all MSNBC cable programs and host her own streaming program beginning in the first quarter 2023. She will appear on both NBC & MSNBC for primetime coverage of 2022’s midterm elections, and 2024’s presidential election. Comcast’s NBCUniversal said in a statement.
Jones stated that Jenny’s “sharp wit, relatability and mastery over the topics she covers has made her a household brand across the country.” MSNBC’s unique analysis is based on Jones’ extensive political experience, as well as her perspective from the White House and Washington Insider.
Psaki’s next-year show will air on NBCUniversal’s top streaming service Peacock. Cesar Conde is the President of NBC News. This includes shifting some MSNBC programming to increase its news offering. PeacockIt has been called a “successful” more than 28 million monthly active accounts and 13 million paid subscribers.
Psaki served as Biden’s first 16-months in office as his press secretary. In a 4-year presidential term, it is common to have several press secretaries. Karine Jean-Pierre succeeded Psaki earlier this month.
Symone Sanders was Vice President Kamala Hari’s top spokesperson. She joined MSNBC in spring.
Psaki joins a long-list of communications officers who have gone on to the news broadcasting business from the political world. George Stephanopoulos, ABC News’ host was previously President Bill Clinton’s communications director. Nicolle Wallace, MSNBC’s political analyst, was a key spokeswoman in the George W. Bush administration. She also spoke for John McCain’s 2008 presidential election campaign. Kayleigh McEnany (former press secretary to President Donald Trump) joined. Fox News as a commentator last year.
Psaki served as Biden’s press secretary before becoming President Barack Obama’s communications director.
Psaki released the following statement: “Fact-based, thoughtful conversations about big questions on people’s minds across the country have never had more importance,” Psaki added. The insight and perspectives I will bring to this new chapter are fueled by my experience as a government official, including at the White House and the State Department.
Disclosure: CNBC, MSNBC are part of the same parent company, NBCUniversal.
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