Jen Psaki Makes a Giant Career Move

Jen Psaki Makes a Giant Career Move

( – Political analyst Jen Psaki served in various positions for former President Barack Obama, including stints as deputy press secretary, State Department spokesperson, and communications director. She returned to the White House in 2021 as President Joe Biden’s first press secretary. She started working as an MSNBC contributor shortly after her May 2022 departure from the administration. However, she has recently made a giant career move.

On February 21, MSNBC issued a press release announcing the launch of a weekly program hosted by Psaki. “Inside with Jen Psaki” is set to debut on Sunday, March 19, at noon EST. According to the statement, the show will cover the “week’s most pressing political and cultural stories” and spotlight one-on-one interviews with leading newsmakers.

The new program will also feature a recurring segment called “Weekend Routine.” It will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the daily lives of “notable lawmakers and influential thought leaders.” Psaki will also write a regular column for MSNBC’s daily newsletter.

Psaki had a complex relationship with the public during her time as Biden’s press secretary that depended greatly on a person’s political leanings. For instance, her heated exchanges with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy gave her a cult leader status with liberal viewers. The New York Times recently reported her fiery bouts with reporters “spawned the TikTok hashtag #psakibomb” and led to lively parodies on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Conversely, Psaki’s detractors complained about her lack of candor and harsh way of interacting with Conservative media outlets. In one noteworthy example, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) called on Psaki to “immediately apologize” for mocking the US Space force after a reporter asked about the future of the new military branch created by former President Donald Trump in December 2019.

Psaki’s departure from the White House was one of several documented by the Brookings Institute since Biden assumed office a little over two years ago. As of February 23, 28 of 66 senior-ranking advisors have left for an average turnover rate of 42%.

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