by Mark Kennedy | The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki has officially moved on to MSNBC, where she is expected to host a new original show alongside the network’s cable and streaming programs.
The program, set to begin in the first quarter of 2023, will “bring together his unique perspective from behind the podium and his deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics,” the network said in a statement on Tuesday.
Psaki will also appear on NBC and throughout the midterm and 2024 presidential election during MSNBC’s primetime special election program.
In a tweet, Psaki wrote that she was thrilled to be joining the network this fall. “It has never been more important to break down the facts and get to the bottom of the issues that matter most to the people in this country,” he wrote.
Psaki most recently served as a White House spokesman for the first 16 months of the Biden administration. He previously served as the White House communications director and State Department spokesman under former President Barack Obama.
“As a White House and Washington insider, her extensive experience in government and campaign marks and perspective is what sets MSNBC apart,” MSNBC President Rashida Jones said in a statement. “He is a well-known face and trusted official to MSNBC audiences, and we look forward to his insights during this resulting election season.”
At MSNBC, the on-air personalities are mostly sympathetic to Biden and the Democrats. During Psaki’s White House tenure, Democrats saw him as a champion of their cause, while conservatives found him belligerent and deadlocked.
MSNBC has also appointed Simone Sanders, former chief spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris. NBC News has worked hard to differentiate between its reporters and MSNBC, which has broadened its opinion programming.