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Jen Psaki is an American television political analyst. She currently works for MSNBC. Previously, she was a political advisor who served under both the Obama and Biden administrations. Immediately prior to working for MSNBC, she served the Biden administration as the 34th White House press secretary from 2021 to 2022.
Psaki is a member of the Democratic Party and previously served in the Obama administration as the White House deputy press secretary (2009); the White House deputy communications director (2009–2011); the spokesperson for the United States Department of State (2013–2015); and the White House communications director (2015–2017). Psaki was a political contributor for CNN from 2017 to 2020.
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Jennifer Rene Psaki was born on December 1, 1978 (age 44 years) in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. She is the eldest of three daughters born to psychotherapist Eileen (née Dolan) Medvey and Dimitrios “James” R. Psaki, a retired real estate developer whose grandfather had emigrated from Greece in 1904 and whose grandmother was of Irish descent. Her parents married in 1976. Psaki also has Polish ancestry.
Psaki graduated from Greenwich High School in 1996. In 2000, she graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in English and sociology. She is a member of the Chi Omega sorority. At William & Mary, Psaki was a competitive backstroke swimmer for the William & Mary Tribe athletic team for two years.
Jen Psaki began her career in 2001 with the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin for the U.S. Senate and Tom Vilsack for governor. Psaki then became deputy press secretary for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. From 2005 to 2006, Psaki served as communications director to U.S. representative Joseph Crowley and regional press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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Psaki served as traveling press secretary throughout the 2008 presidential campaign of U.S. senator Barack Obama. After Obama won the election, Psaki followed Obama to the White House as deputy press secretary and was promoted to deputy communications director on December 19, 2009. On September 22, 2011, Psaki left this position to become senior vice president and managing director at the Washington, D.C., office of public relations firm Global Strategy Group.
In 2012, Psaki returned to political communications as press secretary for President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. On February 11, 2013, Psaki became a spokesperson for the United States Department of State. Her hiring at the Department of State fueled speculation that she would replace White House Press Secretary Jay Carney when he left the White House, but, on May 30, 2014, it was announced that Josh Earnest would replace Carney.
In 2015, she returned to the White House as communications director and stayed through the end of the Obama administration. On February 7, 2017, Psaki began working as a political commentator on CNN. In November 2020, Psaki left CNN and joined the Biden–Harris transition team. Later that month, Psaki was named as the White House press secretary for the Biden administration.
Jen Psaki held her first press briefing on the evening of January 20, 2021, after the inauguration. On May 6, in an interview with former Senior Advisor to President David Axelrod, Psaki suggested she would depart from the position of press secretary “in about a year from now”. In October, Psaki was accused by a watchdog group of violating the Hatch Act for her comments on the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election.
Psaki announced on November 2, 2021, that she had tested positive for COVID-19. After quarantining, she returned to work on November 12, after fully recovering, and crediting her vaccination status for her recovery without complications. On March 22, 2022, Psaki tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in six months and did not accompany President Biden on his trip to Europe. On April 1, Axios reported that Psaki would likely leave the White House “around May” for a job with MSNBC.
On May 5, 2022, the White House announced she would be leaving the role on May 13, and named her principal deputy, Karine Jean-Pierre, as her replacement. MSNBC announced that Psaki will serve as a political analyst throughout the 2022 United States elections and during the 2024 presidential campaign.
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Jen Psaki will also host a show on MSNBC’s Peacock streaming service in 2023. Psaki made her first television appearance after leaving her position as White House Press Secretary on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon discussing the Robb Elementary School shooting.
Jen Psaki is married to her husband Greg Mecher, they had their wedding on May 8, 2010. Her husband was then chief of staff to Congressman Steve Driehaus and later served as chief of staff to Congressman Joe Kennedy. Jen first met her husband at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006. They have two children. As of February 2023, Jen Psaki and her husband Greg Mecher are still married.
Jen Psaki net worth
How much is Jen Psaki worth? Jen Psaki net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a political analyst. Jen Psaki’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential political analysts in the United States. She stands at an appealing height of 1.71m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.