Jen Psaki

White House Press Secretary from 2021 to 2022

Jennifer Rene Psaki (/sɑːk/; born December 1, 1978)[1] is an American political advisor. She was the 34th White House Press Secretary from January 20, 2021 until May 13, 2022.

Jennifer Psaki
Psaki in March 2022
34th White House Press Secretary
In office
January 20, 2021 – May 13, 2022
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyKarine Jean-Pierre
TJ Ducklo
Preceded byKayleigh McEnany
Succeeded byKarine Jean-Pierre
White House Communications Director
In office
April 1, 2015 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byJennifer Palmieri
Succeeded bySean Spicer
Spokesperson for the United States Department of State
In office
April 5, 2013 – March 31, 2015
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyMarie Harf
Preceded byVictoria Nuland
Succeeded byJohn Kirby
White House Deputy Communications Director
In office
December 19, 2009 – September 22, 2011
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byDaniel Pfeiffer
Succeeded byJennifer Palmieri
White House Deputy Press Secretary
In office
January 20, 2009 – December 19, 2009
PresidentBarack Obama
LeaderRobert Gibbs
Preceded byTony Fratto
Succeeded byBill Burton
Personal details
Jennifer Rene Psaki

(1978-12-01) December 1, 1978 (age 45)
Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Gregory Mecher (m. 2010)
EducationCollege of William & Mary (BA)

She was White House Communications Director from 2015 to 2017 during the Barack Obama presidency.[2] She has also been a CNN contributor.[3]

In November 2020, Joe Biden announced Psaki his pick for White House Press Secretary.[4] She told Biden that she would be press secretary until 2022, only a year into her term.[5] On April 1, 2022, Axios reported that Psaki would likely leave the White House "around May" for a job with MSNBC.[6]

On May 5, 2022, the White House announced she would be leaving the role on May 13, 2022 and named her principal deputy, Karine Jean-Pierre, as her replacement.[7]

References change

  1. Allen, Mike (December 1, 2013). "Welcome to December! -- The sentence in today's NYT that will make a few people with .gov addresses cringe -- What Obama Bought at Politics and Prose". Politico.
  2. "Jen Psaki returns to White House". Politico. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  3. "Jen Psaki". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  4. "President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Announce Members of White House Senior Communications Staff". President-Elect Joe Biden. November 29, 2020.
  5. Stelter, Brian (May 6, 2021). "Jen Psaki says she talked with the Biden transition team about a roughly one-year term". CNN. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  6. Fischer, Sara (2022-04-01). "Jen Psaki planning to leave White House this spring for MSNBC gig". Axios. Retrieved 2022-04-01.
  7. "President Biden Announces Karine Jean-Pierre as White House Press Secretary". The White House. May 5, 2022. Retrieved May 5, 2022.