- Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join MSNBC this fall.
- Saki will be hosting her own show starting 2023 on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.
- Saki stepped down from her role as press secretary earlier this month.
Jen Psaki, who left her role as President Joe Biden’s press secretary earlier this month, will join cable news network MSNBC this fall.
According to MSNBC President Rashida Jones, Saki will appear on all MSNBC shows on cable and host her own streaming show in the first quarter of 2023. She will also appear on both NBC and MSNBC during NBC Universal’s primetime coverage of the 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election. said in a statement.
“Jane’s sharp wit and mastery of the subjects she covers, combined with her, has made her a household name across the nation,” Jones said in the statement. “His extensive experience in government and campaign trails and perspective as a White House and Washington insider is the type of analysis that sets MSNBC apart.”
Saki’s show will air next year on NBCUniversal’s flagship streaming service Peacock. NBC News President Cesar Condé has made it a priority to boost the streaming service’s news offerings by moving select MSNBC programming, including documentaries and specials. Peacockwho is Over 28 million monthly active accounts and 13 million paid subscribers.
Psaki served as Biden’s press secretary for his first 16 months in office. It is common for a president to have several press secretaries in a four-year term. Karine Jean-Pierre replaced Saki earlier this month.
Simone Sanders, who served as the top spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris, joined MSNBC this spring.
Saki follows a long list of communications executives who have moved from the political world to news broadcasting. ABC News host George Stephanopoulos was formerly President Bill Clinton’s director of communications. MSNBC political analyst and host Nicole Wallace was a senior spokesperson for the George W. Bush administration and a spokesperson for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. Former President Donald Trump’s press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News as a commentator last year.
Prior to serving as Biden’s press secretary, Psaki served as President Barack Obama’s director of communications.
“Fact-based and thoughtful conversations about the big questions on the minds of people across the country have never been more important, and I am thrilled to join the incredible MSNBC team,” Psaki said in the statement. “My time in government, from the White House to the State Department, and national political campaigns in the years before that will fuel the insight and perspective I bring to this next chapter.”
CNBC correspondent Brian Schwartz And kevin brewinger contributed to this story.
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