Current White House press secretary Jen Psaki is set to leave her role after a year-and-a-half on the podium. Here’s a look at her net worth.
Karine will make history as the first African-American citizen and a member of the LGBTQ community to serve as a press secretary.
What is Jen Psaki’s net worth?
As the press secretary, her salary is reported to be around $183,000 a year.
Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Jen is of Greek, Polish and Irish descent.
She started her career in 2001, working on the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack.
Jen soon gained popularity in the political circles and became deputy press secretary for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. She also served as communications director for rep Joseph Crowley.
However, Jen’s breakthrough role came during President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign when she served as his travelling press secretary.
Once Obama won the election, Jen was chosen as Deputy Press Secretary. She was later promoted to Deputy Communications Director on December 19, 2009.
Jen Psaki reportedly leaving White House for TV gig
A recent report on Axios.com reveals that Jen is in exclusive talks with MSNBC. She is reportedly set to join the network after she leaves the White House.
“White House communications staffers often negotiate TV jobs once they leave an administration,” states the Axios report.
The outlet claims that two sources with the knowledge of Jen’s plan have revealed that she has told some senior officials about her plans to join MSNBC.
The channel is said to have been working with its lawyers to make sure no White House rules are violated. Jen will reportedly host a show on NBC Universal’s streaming platform, Peacock.
Twitter reacts to the news
Here’s how some Twitter users reacted to Jen’s departure and Karine’s appointment.