Jen Psaki is an American political advisor and communications strategist who served as the White House Press Secretary under President Joe Biden from January 2021 to December 2021. She was the 34th person to hold this position.
Before serving as White House Press Secretary, Psaki worked as a political commentator and senior advisor to the Democratic Party. She also served as a spokesperson for the US Department of State during the Obama administration, where she held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and served as the spokesperson for the department.
Psaki is known for her calm demeanor and her ability to stay on message while fielding questions from the press. She was a frequent presence in the media during the 2020 presidential campaign, where she served as a senior advisor to the Biden campaign and as a surrogate for the campaign on cable news shows.
During her tenure as White House Press Secretary, Psaki faced the challenge of communicating the Biden administration’s message to the public during a time of significant political polarization and a global pandemic. She was praised for her professionalism and her ability to deftly handle tough questions from the press, and for her commitment to transparency and accuracy in her communications.
Bonus Jen Psaki Clip!
Former Press Secretary torches the republican “war on woke” in this clip from her new show on MSNBC.