According to multiple reports, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki plans to leave the Biden administration sometime next month for a job at MSNBC.
MSNBC executives began exclusive talks with Psaki weeks ago, which immediately fueled rampant speculation. Though Psaki hasn’t formally announced her departure to the press team, she is reportedly working closely with the Office of the White House Counsel to navigate government ethics rules.
As Axios reports:
Political spokespeople are often prime targetsfor cable networks, whose audiences tend to be political junkies. Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joined Fox News as a commentator last March. Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has his own show on Newsmax.
However, Psaki’s decision is notable as she recently called cable news a dying medium in a Feb. 18 interview with actor Rob Lowe. Psaki shared her opinion after Lowe called today’s news “ratings driven,” which “squeezes out rational discourse and everybody now gets the news that they want to get.”
Psaki left CNN in November 2020 to join the Biden-Harris transition team.