Jen Psaki Biography

Jen Psaki is an American political advisor who has also served as 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. Quite often she faces backlash from social media because of either controversial tweets or unanswered questions asked by the media regarding the preparations of the white house to battle the nationwide problems. After quitting the White House, she would be joining MSNBC in the fall and would appear on all network’s programs to cover news and updates regarding the primetime elections as well as the 2024 presidential election.   

Early life

Jennifer Rene Psaki was born on December 1, 1978, in Stamford, Connecticut, to James R. Psaki and Eileen Dolan Medvey. Talking about her father then he was associated with the real estate business although he retried while her mother works as 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. Jen was an athlete back in her college days as she was a backstroke swimmer and also participated for two years as a part of the William & Mary Tribe athletic team.

Jen Psaki Career

Since the start of her career, Jen Psaki has worked for the Democratic Party. First, she started off 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. After that, she consumed charge of 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.

Biden administration

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 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 on Joe Biden’s arrangement of a $3.5 trillion spending package in front of the media, she said that it is likely that this bill won’t be passed 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 2022) 43 Years
Birth Place Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Political Advisor
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

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.)
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average

Family

Father James R. Psaki
Mother Eileen D. Medvey
Sister Dr. Stephanie Psaki, Kristen Psaki
Brother

Qualification/Education

School Greenwich High School
College College of William & Mary

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Gregory Mecher
Children Two (Genevieve Mecher)

Personal life

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 into their personal life are very private, Jen married her 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 Psaki 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.

Trivia

  • 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.

33 thoughts on “Jen Psaki Biography”

  1. I really like Jen Psaki’s style as White House Press Secretary. She has a straightforward factual delivery tempered with a sense of humor.

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          • You ‘do’ know that there is no proof of Dominion and/or Smartmatic voter fraud, right? In fact, FOXNews and Newsmax filed ‘retractions’ of their false claims against those two ‘separate’ companies to avoid lawsuits.
            This is a ‘fact’-
            Months before the election took place, Trump pushed the notion that the only what he could lose to Biden is by election fraud. Add the fact that a huge majority of Trump’s supporters are ignorant, hillybilly, bible thumping Neo-Nazis who don’t have the ability to consider that maybe, just ‘maybe’, the election wasn’t stolen. No. When the election happened, and Biden WON, and that victory was confirmed through recount after recount (and more so by Trump’s own ‘Cyber Ninjas’ in AZ), what happened next? Trump continued to lie about having proof, getting his supporters more and more angry…..

            Note- claiming to have evidence of fraud at his rallies doesn’t matter, when he failed to produce that evidence in court (60 failed cases).

            But that doesn’t matter, does it? ‘Facts’ and ‘proof’ and ‘evidence’ means nothing. And the evidence to this is on January 6th, which is one of the ‘worst’ days in American history. The people who stormed the Capital wasn’t peaceful protesters. They were a violent mob of rioters, acting on the words of Donald Trump himself (this confirmed by the very Trump supporters themselves), that he would be right there beside them as they went down to the Capital. Maybe, just maybe, it was Trump’s intent to have a peaceful protest, but that’s the thing- he didn’t go down with them. He instead retreated to the oval office to sit back and ‘watch’, and enjoyed what he was seeing. Trump incited the insurrection attempt, and those who acted on January 6th did so with NO PROOF of fraud, and was ready and willing to do whatever it took to prevent the transfer of power and the confirmation of the votes. They were ready to MURDER Mike Pence for not doing what they wanted him to do, which couldn’t do, and that was to overturn the election.

            This is a fact, and the proof is now being seen, and that is this- Donald Trump is a TRAITOR to this country and our democracy, There is physical proof to this, and that proof is being presented in court. If you STILL support Donald Trump, then YOU are a traitor.

  2. She’s a disgrace to our constitutional republic. She circles back on everything. Even when she tries not to do it she does and doesn’t even know it. She can’t answer real questions about real topics like Keighley McEnnany could at the spur of a moment.

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    • Keighley McEnnany was quick to defend Trump using the alternate facts method when he was a candidate and she was a commentator on CNN. That pattern dominated her interactions when she became his press secretary. Dealing with Keighley is like being at a carnival side show engaged in trying to grab a greased pig.

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      • Let me translate, democrats got stuck with Psaki, a middle of the road, garden variety, liar, and resent the heck out of Trump for getting the press secretary they only wish they had. Because the entitled, emotionally immature democratic party just sold us a walking corpse as their candidate, capitalizing on the voter fatigue, they created by forcing all of us to suffer through a 4 year temper tantrum, via the Clintons. Democrats are hiding the fact that the president has dementia. They won’t allow him to take questions. Do they think we are so stupid, we aren’t noticing? All of us? The independents, democrats and republicans are all in the same side about this debacle. If you tried you couldn’t wrote sci-fi novel more insane the idiotic choices this administration makes. They seem like toddlers in adult bodies, or more accurately, as if they have never had an unscripted conversation with an actual human. It is embarrassing as F.

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    • Joe Biden (your president) currently has a less than impressive approval rating. Somewhere in the low 30’s. This is due to his failed policies and the lies he tells because he can’t remember what he said yesterday. You and a few other die hard liberals are all that keeps him from being told to report to a nursing home. The real leader of our country at the moment is Barack Obama. This is the first year of his third term. He has his arm up Biden’s ass up to his shoulder. Our country may not survive three more years of the Obama dictatorship.

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  3. Jen Psaki strikes me as really super with a proper knowledge of the American political spectrum.

    I have found Jen’s elocution at conferences refreshing with reliable information.

    Jen is the one I turn to, amongst the abhorrent media.

    I would feel more confident if Jen was president.

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    • Absolutely John, Jen is such a breath of fresh air. She is non-combative, speaks the truth, and doesn’t speculate on issues outside of her purview, and actually shows up and provides information from the Administration to the American public, unlike her predecessors in the last administration. Again, a breath of fresh air!

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  4. Psaki is a master at twisting the truth and gaslighting people. She is the perfect extremist who looks at the world through her agenda and does a mean flip of that blank book on her podium as a tell that she knows exactly who she is trying to deceive. She said the miles long cargo ships waiting to be unloaded was all under control. It is a crisis, and she said that that the people in charge of it are humming along. Must be nice to glaze over the truth, most of the time!

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  5. she is a sickening personality…………….she will rot in hell in the end. “But, until then we have to suffer through her defense of the idiot in the White House.

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