Jen Psaki is an American political advisor for the White House Press Secretary in the Biden administration. Formerly she served as the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State and held press and communications roles in the Obama White House.
Jennifer Rene Psaki was born on December 1, 1978, in Stamford, Connecticut, to James R. Psaki and Eileen Dolan Medvey. Her father was a real estate developer, now retired and her mother is a psychotherapist. In 1996, she graduated from Greenwich High School in Connecticut and then later attended the College of William & Mary. She graduated in 2000 with a double major in English and sociology. While Psaki was in college, she was a backstroke swimmer and was even a part of the William & Mary Tribe athletic team for almost two years.
Jen Psaki Career
Since the start of her career, Psaki has worked for the Democratic Party. First, she started off with her career in 2001 with the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack for the U.S Senate and governor respectively. Then in 2004, she became the deputy press secretary for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. The next year she served as the communications director to the U.S representative Joseph Crowley and for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as the regional press secretary. Psaki then served as the traveling press secretary throughout the 2008 presidential campaign of U.S senator Barack Obama.
After the elections, Psaki worked as the Deputy Press Secretary and was later promoted to the position of Deputy Communications Director in 2009. In 2011, she left the position and started to work at the office of the public relations firm Global Strategy Group, a New York-based strategic consulting. In 2012, Jen returned as press secretary for the 2012 re-election campaign of President Obama. Subsequently, she became the spokesperson for the United States Department of State. Later in 2015 she returned to the White House as a communications director and was at the position till the time Obama was in office.
After staying at the Office, Psaki started working on CNN as a political commentator but left the position in November 2020 as Joe Biden won the 46th Presidential election. She was named as the White House press secretary. On January 20, 2021, at the inauguration of Biden-Harris working, Psaki held her first press briefing. Recently Jen Psaki defended Joe Biden’s commination style after several questions were raised regarding his style to use social media. Jen stated that instead of spending time on social media by sharing updates about conspiracy theories, he use that time to do cable interviews with mainstream media and outlets.
She added President’s account on Twitter is only limited and Joe works for the people of the United States. During the briefing of Joe Biden’s arrangement of a $3.5 trillion spending package in front of media, she said that it is likely that this bill won’t be pass in this week for sure. Right now they are trying to negotiate with Senate members and it could take time for the whole path to clear out. She also added that “compromise is necessary, it’s inevitable”
Jen Psaki Biography
|Real Name||Jennifer Rene Psaki|
|Birth Date||1 December 1978|
|Age (as of 2021)||42 Years|
|Birth Place||Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimetres – 164 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 59 kg – in Pounds – 130 lbs|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (U.S.)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||James R. Psaki|
|Mother||Eileen D. Medvey|
|Sister||Dr. Stephanie Psaki, Kristen Psaki|
|School||Greenwich High School|
|College||College of William & Mary|
|Who is her husband?||Gregory Mecher|
|Children||Two (Genevieve Mecher)|
Psaki met Gregory Mecher while she was working at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee somewhat around the mid-2000s. He is the chief of staff for a Democratic U.S. Representative from Ohio. Gregory asked Jen out on a date via email. Though the insights of their personal life are very private, Jen married husband Gregory in 2010 at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland. Together they have two kids, ages 5 and 2.
Jen Psaki Net Worth
Since the Obama administration, Jen has served in various governmental positions. After leaving the White House, Psaki worked for CNN for almost 4 years and now has returned back to the office under the Biden administration. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be around $2 million US Dollars, working as a governmental official.
- She is the 34th White House Press Secretary currently residing in Washington D.C.
- Jen is of She is of Irish, Polish, and Greek descent.
- She has also written pieces for Ozy, the Hill, and Refinery29.
- She has been a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
- Psaki has over 438.1K Followers on her Twitter handle.