Jen Psaki

Born:December 1, 1978 (age 45)
Career:White House press secretary, Jan. 2021-May 2022
White House communications director, 2015–2017
State Department spokesperson, 2013–2015
White House deputy communications director, 2009–2011
White House deputy press secretary, 2009
Education:B.A., College of William and Mary

Jen Psaki is a political analyst and former government official who served as White House press secretary for President Joseph Biden’s administration from January 2021-May 2022.

Psaki was born on December 1, 1978, in New York City. She graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in English and sociology in 2000.

In 2001, Psaki worked on the re-election campaigns of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Gov. Tom Vilsack. She served as deputy press secretary for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, as communications director to U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley and as regional press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2006. Prior to serving as White House press secretary, Psaki served in the Obama administration as deputy press secretary; deputy communications director; spokesperson for the State Department; and White House communications director. Since leaving government, Psaki was a political contributor for CNN from 2017 to 2020, and has hosted the MSNBC talk show “Inside with Jen Psaki” since March 2023.