Jen Psaki, former White House press secretary, has officially arrived at MSNBC. She is expected to appear on the network’s streaming and cable programs as well host a new original program.
The network announced Tuesday that the program will debut in the first quarter 2023.
Psaki will also be appearing on NBC and MSNBC's primetime special elections programming during the midterms, 2024 presidential election.
Psaki tweeted that she was delighted to be joining the network this autumn. She wrote, "Breaking down facts and getting to bottom of the issues that most matter to people in this nation has never been more essential."
Psaki was most recently the spokesperson for the White House during the first 16 months under the Biden administration. Prior to that, she was White House communications director under President Barack Obama. She also served as spokesperson for the Department of State.
MSNBC President Rashida J Jones stated that "Her extensive experience as a government official and campaign trail insider, and her perspective as a White House and Washington insider are the kind of analysis that sets MSNBC apart." "She is a familiar face to MSNBC viewers and a trusted authority, and we look forward her insights during this crucial election season."
On MSNBC, most of the on-air personalities are sympathetic to Biden or the Democrats. During Psaki’s White House tenure, Democrats saw Psaki as a champion for their cause, while conservatives saw her as combative and confrontational.
Symone Sanders, a former chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, has been hired by MSNBC. NBC News made it a point to distinguish between its journalists from MSNBC's, which has bolstered its opinion programming.