Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will cover this year’s midterm elections on MSNBC, the network announced on Tuesday. Psaki is the latest in a long line of one-time government officials, ex-cops, and retired spies to land TV spots after leaving employment in Washington.
Psaki departed the White House earlier this month amid rumors that a deal between herself and MSNBC was in the works. Although its employees reportedly feared that such an agreement would “tarnish” the network’s supposedly non-biased image, the deal went through and was announced by MSNBC President Rashida Jones on Tuesday.
In a statement, Jones said that the network chose Psaki for her “extensive experience in government and on the campaign trail and perspective as a White House and Washington insider.”
“She’s a familiar face and trusted authority to MSNBC viewers, and we look forward to her insight during this consequential election season,” Jones continued.