Report: Jen Psaki Leaving White House For MSNBC

According to reporting from multiple news outlets, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is said to be leaving her job in the Biden Administration in the near future and heading to MSNBC.

While her deal with MSNBC is not finalized, it is expected that she will host a program for MSNBC’s streaming hub on Peacock, and will appear across MSNBC programming as an analyst.

Psaki declined to confirm her plans during a White House press briefing Friday.

“I have nothing to confirm about my length of public service or planned service or anything about consideration about next plans,” she said.

She also pushed back on multiple questions about whether it is ethical for her to pursue a media job while she is a government spokeswoman.

“I have always gone over and above the stringent ethical and legal requirements of the Biden administration and I take that very seriously. And as a standard for every employee of the White House, I have received rigorous ethics counseling including as it relates to any future employment,” Psaki said. “I’ve complied with all ethics requirements and gone beyond, and taken steps to recuse myself from decisions as appropriate.”

Psaki was originally expected to remain in her current job for only one year, but has remained past that mark.

Possible replacements for Psaki at the podium include her deputy, Karine Jean-Pierre, and White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, both of whom have briefed the press in Psaki’s absence due to positive COVID tests.

Psaki is a cable news veteran, having worked as a paid commentator for CNN before joining the Biden administration.


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