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Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join MSNBC this fall


Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will begin appearing on MSNBC this fall and host an original program in the coming year currently in development for streaming on Peacock, the president announced Tuesday. from MSNBC, Rashida Jones.

PSAKI held her final White House press briefing on May 13 following reports in April that she was planning to leave the Biden administration to take on an on-air role on MSNBC.

Jones said the network tapped Psaki, 43, for his “extensive experience in government and on the campaign trail and his perspective as a White House and Washington insider.”

“She is a familiar face and a trusted authority for MSNBC viewers, and we look forward to her insights during this consequential election season,” Jones said in a statement.

PSAKI served as President Joe Biden’s press secretary for just over a year and three months.

It is not uncommon for news networks to bring in Washington officials and spokespersons to help with political coverage. In March 2021, Fox News hired Kayleigh McEnany, press secretary under President Donald Trump, as an on-air contributor, and CBS News in March signed Mick Mulvaney, acting chief of staff under Trump, as paid contributor.

NBC News and MSNBC share the same parent company, NBCUniversal.

PSAKI, a Washington veteran, had served as director of communications under President Barack Obama and spokesman for the US State Department.

Jones said his show on MSNBC’s hub on the Peacock streaming service will debut in the first quarter of 2023, and Psaki will also appear on NBC and during MSNBC’s primetime special election programming throughout the cycle. midterm and 2024 presidential elections.

“My time in government, from the White House to the State Department, and years before in national political campaigns will fuel the insight and perspective I bring to this next chapter,” Psaki said in a statement.

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