The White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, is stepping down.
Joe Biden, White House Press Secretary, Spring of 2017
President-elect Joe Biden recently appointed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. From 2015 to 2017, Psaki served as the White House’s director of public relations. As well as being a spokesperson for the Department of State, she also worked in the Obama administration in various capacities in the media and in communications. As a CNN contributor, she is well-known.
During President Obama’s successful re-election campaign, Psaki served as his senior communications advisor and travelling press secretary. While serving in this capacity, she was frequently seen on national television as one of the administration’s most prominent spokespersons and was named one of Politico’s “50 Politicos to watch” in 2012.
Former White House communications director and deputy assistant to President Obama, she was responsible for the administration’s day-to-day news response and long-term strategic communications planning before joining her husband’s campaign in 2008.
At various points during President Obama’s presidency, Psaki was referred to as “the unflappable and genial point-person” to the media by the New York Times.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Will Be Replaced by Karine Jean-Pierre.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the first openly gay and black White House press secretary, will replace Jen Psaki.
President Biden announced on Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre will take over as White House press secretary in place of Jen Psaki.
On May 13, Psaki will depart the White House, as was widely expected. To help the president further his policy and communication objectives, Anita Dunn, the former top Democratic adviser, is returning to the White House in a new role as a senior adviser.
He added that “Karine not only brings the experience, talent, and integrity needed for this difficult job,” but she will continue to lead the administration’s communications efforts on behalf of the American people. Jill and I have worked together for a long time with Karine, who we know and respect, and she will be a powerful advocate for our administration.”
On Friday, Psaki Returned to The Podium and Faced Questions About Ethics.
Kristen Welker of NBC News was among the reporters who asked Psaki about possible conflicts of interest in her new position at the White House on Friday.
There was no confirmation from Psaki when asked about the reports that she was leaving the White House to join MSNBC, nor was there any discussion of her future plans. Speaking on behalf of the president and answering your questions — no matter how difficult or time-consuming they may be — remains my daily focus. Because “I’m hoping to meet my own standard of treating everyone fairly.”
Psaki Explains Why She’ll Be Leaving the White House in The Near Future.
This hasn’t stopped the Twitterverse from making speculations and expressing sadness over Jen Psaki’s (eventual) departure even though she has more than a few months left as White House spokesperson. Rather than allowing rumours and speculation to grow, Psaki took the bull by the horns and told CNN’s Don Lemon the reason why she had always known her time in the White House would be brief.
In my conversations with colleagues and friends, as well as with those in the Biden orbit, this was a topic that was brought up early on.
” The White House spokesperson said, “I am honoured to serve this president and at this time in history to be a small part of restoring public confidence in government” (via Yahoo). ‘CNN Tonight’ viewers know that I have two preschoolers of my own, as do many other moms who tune in. I don’t want to miss out on too many special moments.