Jen Psaki is an American political adviser. She served as the 34th White House press secretary in the Biden administration. Previously, she was spokeswoman for the US State Department and held press and communications roles at the Obama White House. She often faces backlash from social media, either due to controversial tweets or unanswered questions from the media about the White House’s preparations to combat the nation’s troubles.
Jennifer Rene Psaki, the eldest of three daughters, was born on December 1, 1978 in Stamford, Connecticut to James R. Psaki and Eileen Dolan Medvey. Speaking about her father, he was linked to the real estate business, although he tried again while her mother was working as a psychotherapist.
She graduated from Greenwich High School in Connecticut in 1996 and later attended the College of William & Mary. She completed her studies in 2000 with a double degree in English and sociology. Jen was an athlete in her college days as she was a backstroke swimmer and was also part of the William & Mary Tribe athletic team for two years.
Jen Psaki career
Psaki has worked for the Democratic Party since the beginning of her career. She began her career in 2001 with the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack for the US Senate and US Governor. Then, in 2004, she became assistant press secretary for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.
The next year, she served as communications director for US Representative Joseph Crowley and as regional press secretary for the Democratic Campaign Committee. Psaki then served as traveling press secretary throughout US Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.
After the election, Psaki worked as deputy press secretary and was later promoted to deputy director of communications in 2009. In 2011, she left this position and started working in the office of the PR firm Global Strategy Group, a New Strategic Consultancy from York.
She then served as press secretary for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. She then became spokeswoman for the US State Department. Later in 2015, she returned to the White House as communications director, a position she held until Obama’s tenure.
After his stint in the office, Psaki began working as a political commentator at CNN, but left the position in November 2020 when Joe Biden won the 46th presidential election. She was appointed White House press secretary. On January 20, 2021, at the inauguration of the Biden-Harris work, Psaki held her first press conference.
Recently, Jen Psaki defended Joe Biden’s commination style after several questions were raised about his style of using social media. Jen explained that instead of spending time on social media sharing updates about conspiracy theories, he uses that time to conduct cable interviews with mainstream media and outlets.
She added that the President’s account on Twitter is limited and that Joe works for the people of the United States. During the media briefing on Joe Biden’s ordering of a $3.5 trillion spending package, she said that legislation is unlikely to pass with certainty this week.
At the moment they are trying to negotiate with members of the Senate and it could take some time to get the full path clear. She added that “compromises are necessary and inevitable.”
Jen Psaki Biography
|Real name||Jennifer Rene Psaki|
|date of birth||December 1, 1978|
|Age (as of 2022)||43 years|
|place of birth||Stamford, Connecticut, USA|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 5” – in centimeters – 164 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 59kg – in pounds – 130 pounds|
|shoe size||7.5 (US)|
|eye color||dark brown|
Jen Psaki Family
|father||James R Psaki|
|mother||Eileen D Medvey|
|sister||dr Stephanie Psaki, Kristen Psaki|
|school||Greenwich Grammar School|
|University||College of William & Mary|
|who is her husband||Gregory Meier|
|children||Two (Genevieve Mecher)|
Psaki met Gregory Mecher while serving on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in the mid-2000s. He is the chief of staff to a Democratic US representative from Ohio.
Gregory emailed Jen out on a date. Although the glimpses of her personal life are very private, Jen married her husband Gregory in 2010 at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland. Together they have two children aged 5 and 2 years.
Jen Psaki Net Worth
Jen Psaki has served in various government positions since the Obama administration. After leaving the White House, Psaki worked for CNN for almost 4 years and has now returned to the office under the Biden administration. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million as she works as a government official.
Facts About Jen Psaki
- She is the 34th White House Press Secretary currently residing in Washington DC
- Jen is of Irish, Polish and Greek descent.
- She has also written tracks for Ozy, the Hill and Refinery29.
- She was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority.
- Psaki has over 438.1k followers on her Twitter handle.