Jen Psaki has been a White House staffer for a little oer a year now. Since the start of Biden’s presidency, Psaki has held daily briefings for the White House. The news outlet Puck had previously reported buzz around Psaki leaving her current position at the White House. And apparently there was even speculation that she might replace MSNBC primetime star Rachel Maddow; who is stepping back from nightly hosting duties.
If Psaki does take the offer from MSN she will be the second White House staffer to be scooped by a major television network. She will join Symone Sanders, a former campaign adviser to President Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, at MSNBC, where she is taking on a weekend show that will also have a streaming presence. News outlets are reporting Psaki will start her new position in May.
Psaki is expected to sign a contract once she officially leaves her government role, said one of the people with knowledge of the talks. Meanwhile, there’s been no formal announcement by the White House in regard to the transition. Psaki, who previously served as an on-air contributor to CNN; will create a splash for MSNBC just before it loses the daily services of its biggest prime-time star, Rachel Maddow, who is expected to permanently step back from her program this summer.