POLITICAL figure Jen Psaki held a number of positions during her tenure in the White House.
Following her decade-plus time at the White House, press secretary Jen Psaki held her final press briefing on May 13, 2022 concluding her departure.
Who will replace Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary?
On May 5, 2022, it was announced that Karine Jean-Pierre would be replacing Jen Psaki as White House press secretary.
“Karine not only brings the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job, but she will continue to lead the way in communicating about the work of the Biden-Harris Administration on behalf of the American people," President Joe Biden said in a statement.
"Jill and I have known and respected Karine a long time and she will be a strong voice speaking for me and this Administration."
On April 1, 2022, reports surfaced that claimed White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki, plans on leaving the Biden administration.
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The reports alleged that the longtime-political advisor was departing her gig with Joe Biden for an on-air television hosting position with MSNBC.
When outlets broke the purported information, Jen did not offer any comments and did not confirm that she was leaving to host a show on MSNBC.
The press secretary's departure does not come as a shock, she stated her post-White House plans about a year ago.
In May 2021, Psaki confirmed she intended on leaving the White House in 2022.
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Speaking on The Axe Files podcast, Psaki said: “I think it’s going to be time for somebody else to have this job, in a year from now or about a year from now."
The communications expert told CNN's David Axelrod the Biden administration was made aware of this beforehand.
How long has Jen Psaki worked in the White House?
Connecticut native Jen Psaki graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in English and sociology in 2000.
She began her career in the early 2000s, working on the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin for the Senate and Tom Vilsack for governor in 2001.
In 2004, Psaki became deputy press secretary for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, before serving as communications director to Congressman Joseph Crowley the following year.
She also acted as press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee until 2006.
Psaki worked in Barack Obama's administration, but briefly left in 2011 to work as the senior vice president and managing director at the Global Strategy Group.
She left the White House in 2017 to become a CNN contributor before President Joe Biden selected her as his press secretary.
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