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Scoop: Jen Psaki planning to leave White House this spring for MSNBC gig

Jen Psaki Axios CNBC
Thought Leader: Sara Fischer
April 2, 2022
Source: Axios
Written by: Sara Fischer

White House press secretary Jen Psaki is in exclusive talks with MSNBC to join the network after she leaves the White House around May, according to a source close to the matter.

Why it matters: It’s been speculated for weeks that Psaki would leave the White House for a TV gig. White House communications staffers often negotiate TV jobs once they leave an administration.

Details: Psaki has been in close consultation with the White House counsel’s office about her departure, according to two sources familiar with the plans. She’s been treading carefully on the ethics and legal aspects of her plans.

Psaki will host a show for MSNBC on NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock.

Between the lines: Psaki’s deal is similar to that of Symone Sanders, a former adviser and senior spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris.

The big picture: The streaming era has afforded networks more opportunities to poach top talent and give them their own shows.

Political spokespeople are often prime targets for cable networks, whose audiences tend to be political junkies.

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