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

U.S. White Home press secretary Jen Psaki speaks throughout a press briefing on the White Home in Washington, December 20, 2021.

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Jen Psaki, who left her function as President Joe Biden‘s press secretary earlier this month, will be part of cable information community MSNBC this fall.

Psaki will seem throughout all MSNBC applications on cable and can host her personal streaming present starting within the first quarter of 2023, in response to MSNBC President Rashida Jones. She may also seem on each NBC and MSNBC throughout primetime protection of the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election, Comcast’s NBCUniversal said in a statement.

“Jen’s sharp wit and relatability mixed with the mastery of the topics she covers have made her a family title throughout the nation,” Jones mentioned within the assertion. “Her in depth expertise in authorities and on the marketing campaign path and perspective as a White Home and Washington insider is the kind of evaluation that units MSNBC aside.”

Psaki’s present will air subsequent yr on NBCUniversal’s flagship streaming service Peacock. NBC Information President Cesar Conde has prioritized boosting the streaming service’s information choices by shifting choose MSNBC programming, together with documentaries and specials, to Peacock, which has more than 28 million monthly active accounts and 13 million paid subscribers.

Psaki was Biden’s press secretary for his first 16 months in workplace. It’s normal for presidents to have a number of press secretaries in a four-year time period. Karine Jean-Pierre succeeded Psaki earlier this month.

Symone Sanders, who labored as Vice President Kamala Harris’ high spokeswoman, joined MSNBC this spring.

Following the pattern

Psaki follows a protracted record of communications officers who’ve moved on to information broadcasting from the political world. ABC Information host George Stephanopoulos was previously President Invoice Clinton’s communications director. MSNBC political analyst and host Nicolle Wallace was a senior spokeswoman for the George W. Bush administration and a spokeswoman for John McCain’s 2008 presidential marketing campaign. Former President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, joined Fox News as a commentator last year.

Earlier than serving as Biden’s press secretary, Psaki was President Barack Obama’s communications director.

“Reality-based and considerate conversations in regards to the massive questions on the minds of individuals throughout the nation have by no means been extra vital, and I am thrilled to hitch the unbelievable MSNBC workforce,” Psaki mentioned within the assertion. “My time in authorities, from the White Home to the State Division, and years earlier than that on nationwide political campaigns will gasoline the perception and perspective I carry to this subsequent chapter.”

 — CNBC reporters Brian Schwartz and Kevin Breuninger contributed to this story.

Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the dad or mum firm of MSNBC and CNBC.

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