Cable TV network MSNBC said Tuesday it has hired former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, confirming reports that have been circulating for months.
Psaki will host a new program on MSNBC’s streaming platform starting in early 2023, the network said.
“The program, set to debut in the first quarter of 2023, will bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics to MSNBC viewers,” according to a press release from the network.
The 43-year-old will also appear regularly on the MSNBC and NBC television channels as part of coverage of the midterm elections this fall and the 2024 presidential election, MSNBC said.
“Jen’s sharp wit and relatability combined with the mastery of the subjects she covers have made her a household name across the nation,” MSNBC president Rashida Jones said.
“Her extensive experience in government and on the campaign trail and perspective as a White House and Washington insider is the type of analysis that sets MSNBC apart,” added Jones. “She’s a familiar face and trusted authority to MSNBC viewers, and we look forward to her insight during this consequential election season.”
Psaki most recently served as White House Press Secretary for the first 16 months of the Biden administration, stepping down from that position earlier this month. She previously served as the White House Communications Director under former President Barack Obama and as the spokeswoman for the Department of State.
“Fact-based and thoughtful conversations about the big questions on the minds of people across the country have never been more important, and I’m thrilled to join the incredible MSNBC team,” Psaki said.
“My time in government, from the White House to the State Department, and years before that on national political campaigns will fuel the insight and perspective I bring to this next chapter. I can’t wait to create a space on streaming where we break down the facts, get to the bottom of what’s driving the issues and hopefully have some fun along the way.”