May 25, 2022
Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is joining cable news channel MSNBC as an on-air contributor and will also host a new program for Peacock, the NBCUniversal streaming platform, the network announced on May 24.
Psaki, who stepped down from her role as chief spokesperson for President Joe Biden earlier this month, joins a long list of White House officials who have taken jobs on cable news after leaving government, reports The Wall Street Journal.
CNN and Fox News also have served as landing spots for political operatives and government officials—among them, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who served as a CNN political commentator during part of the 2016 campaign; and former Trump White House press secretaries Sarah Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany, both of whom immediately joined Fox News . (Sanders is no longer with the network.)
Before joining the Biden administration, Psaki was a contributor for CNN—and before that, she served in President Barack Obama’s administration.
Psaki said in a statement that her time in government “will fuel the insight and perspective” she will bring to MSNBC.
The network didn’t disclose many details of the program Psaki would host for Peacock, which is scheduled to debut early next year. In its statement, MSNBC said it would “bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics.”
Research contact: @WSJ