Jen Psaki will serve as spokeswoman for US President Joe Biden for 16 months. After her resignation, the 43-year-old is now moving to the MSNBC television channel. In addition to political special programs, she will also moderate her own show there.
Former White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki is moving to MSNBC. "I'm thrilled to be joining the incredible MSNBC family this fall," Psaki wrote on Twitter. The 43-year-old left government headquarters in mid-May - after almost 16 months as President Joe Biden's spokeswoman. US media had previously reported that Psaki was planning a move to the liberal broadcaster. Now Psaki and MSNBC have officially confirmed the move.
The media company NBC Universal, to which MSNBC belongs, announced in New York that Psaki will appear in various programs on the station and, among other things, appear on special programs for the upcoming congressional elections and the next presidential election in 2024. She will also moderate her own show, which is currently being developed for the broadcaster's streaming service and will be broadcast for the first time in the first quarter of 2023.
As Biden's spokeswoman, who answered reporters' questions almost every day in the White House, Psaki was one of the prominent faces of the US government to the outside world. She had already held important communications posts during the tenure of then-President Barack Obama, including White House communications director and State Department spokeswoman.
Shifts from government headquarters spokespersons to television stations are not uncommon in the United States. Psaki's successor in the White House is former Vice Speaker Karine Jean-Pierre. With the 44-year-old, a black woman holds the important post for the first time.