Former Biden WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki Getting Her Own MSNBC Show
“She also is developing a new original streaming and social media show, with a launch in the spring.”
Joe Biden’s former White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, is getting her own show on MSNBC, further highlighting the revolving door between DC politics and the media.
This is hardly surprising. Back when Psaki first signed on at the White House, people immediately began speculating about whether she would end up at MSNBC or CNN.
MSNBC Sets Debut Date For Jen Psaki’s New Show
Jen Psaki’s new show for MSNBC will debut on March 19 at noon ET and will be streamed the next day on Peacock.
The Sunday show, called Inside with Jen Psaki, has been in the works since Psaki joined the network last year after her stint as White House press secretary.
Psaki also will contribute a regular column for the MSNBC Daily morning newsletter. She also is developing a new original streaming and social media show, with a launch in the spring.
One of the recurring features on Psaki’s show will be a segment called Weekend Routine, in which she will shadow lawmakers and other notable figures throughout their usual routines.
Psaki’s supporters will undoubtedly point to former George W. Bush press secretary Dana Perino who now works for FOX News, but Perino didn’t go to the FOX News channel less than a year after leaving the White House. Psaki only left her job in May of 2022.
MSNBC put out a press release:
Inside with Jen Psaki will leverage Psaki’s wide-ranging expertise to tackle the biggest issues of the week, featuring one-on-one interviews with newsmakers. Each Sunday, she will break down and make sense of the most complex public policy discussions happening in the Nation’s Capital from the debt ceiling to the political campaign trail to the war in Ukraine and more. In one special recurring segment “Weekend Routine,” Psaki will pull back the curtain on the everyday lives of notable lawmakers and influential thought leaders. She will shadow each newsmaker as they move through their usual activities discussing their work, careers and personal lives, spotlighting a unique and often unseen side.
Psaki will continue to appear across MSNBC’s regular and special coverage programming, including election coverage, to provide an inside look at Washington politics as the 2024 presidential race takes shape. She will also remain a principal voice in NBC News’ primetime coverage of major political events and regularly contribute to NBC News’ TODAY, Meet the Press, and Election Night programming.
Media critic Stephen L. Miller notes that this was in the works when Psaki was still on the job.
It was common knowledge that she was negotiating this deal while on a public salary as the White House press Secretary and zero journalists questioned the ethics of this.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 21, 2023
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The show should be called “Ps-Information.”
It’s great timing too. I think they may be able to get Don Lemon to help out with the hate demographic!
Better than this kind of show. she should just become a house’s M.C. and resident insult comic at some comedy club.
Why not call it Word Salad by Jen?
How about “propaganda and lies”?
“All Fake News All The Time.”
That’s actually a pretty big order, if you think about it.
“Let Me Circle Back to That with Jen Psaki”
Nobody watches that channel anyways
Apparently we do – witness us talking about it all the time.
Nah. Watching it and talking about it are not at all the same things. Like the Tunguska meteor strike.
I couldn’t watch MSNBC if I wanted to (outside of YouTube).
The previous posters should cut her some slack. She is way more articulate than her replacement, “Binder-lady”, Harris or Biden. We should be thankful she is not running for political office.
True, but it’s like complimenting COVID on being “better than Ebola.”
“Each Sunday, she will break down and make sense of the most complex public policy discussions happening in the Nation’s Capital ”
That would be her first experience making sense of anything. I wonder if she will wear her cute Russian fur cap with the red star?.
However did we survive without her to explain things to us?
Like they say ‘if you can’t dazzle ’em with brilliance, baffle ’em with bullshit’.
Truly. If this show is as vacuously informative as her press briefings, she should flare out like a meteor.
People only have so much morbid curiosity.
Counterexample: The View.
I’m really looking forward to seeing her break down.
Dear God why
“Circle Back with Jen Psaki”
Will the show be named “Dizzy” ?
The Jen Psaki Pshow!
Why not. Her audition went well.
The only thing that would be “newsworthy” about this is if anyone tuned in to watch.
Days of Our Lives comes to live TV. “The pull back the curtain on the everyday lives of notable lawmakers and influential thought leaders. She will shadow each newsmaker as they move through their usual activities discussing their work, careers and personal lives, spotlighting a unique and often unseen side.” Network TV moves from the thoughtless babble of Joy Behar to roving teams of paparazzi. Comcast should change “Peacock” to “Carrot Top.”
One supposes It would be too much to expect her to “shadow” the board members at Disney, her own Comcast, or perhaps “influential thought makers” like Ocasio-Cortez, Schiff, Swalwell, Ilan Omar, or the planet’s best friends Al Gore and John Kerry. Perhaps her team can penetrate one of the Zuckerberg’s fortress-like multi-acre compounds.