Jen Psaki is an American political advisor who is currently serving as a White House press secretary for the Biden administration since November 2020. The political advisor was accused in October 2021 by a watchdog group of violating the Hatch Act of 1939 on her comments on the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election. She previously had served in the Obama Administration as the White House deputy press secretary in 2009.
Furthermore, she had contributed as a political commentator for CNN from 2017 to 2020. Nevertheless, on 2 November 2021, she had tested positive for COVID-19 and returned to work fully after ten days. She further had thanked the vaccination for her fast recovery without any complications. Wanna know more to read more information on the press secretary then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The press secretary, Jen Psaki.
Jen Psaki: Bio, Family, Career
She was born on 1 December 1978 as Jennifer Rene Psaki in Stamford, Connecticut, the United States. She is the eldest child to three children of her parents Eileen Medvey and Dimitrios “James” R. Psaki. Her mother worked as a psychotherapist while her father was designated as a real estate developer. She has a mixed ethnicity of Irish and Polish and a nationality of American.
Regarding her education, she completed her basic education at Greenwich High School in 1996. Then she graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in English and sociology in 2000. The next year in 2001 with the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin for the US Senate and Tom Vilsack for governor.
In 2004, she became deputy press secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. From 2005 to 2006, she had served as communications director to U.S. representative Joseph Crowley and regional press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In 2008, Psaki served as traveling press secretary for the 2008 presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Barack Obama. After Obama won the election, she then became the White House as Deputy Press Secretary and became Deputy Communications Director on 19 December 2009.
She left CNN where she worked as a political commentator from 2017 until she joined the Biden-Harris transition team in November 2020. She was later promoted as the White House press secretary for the Biden administration and had her first press briefing on the evening of January 20, after the inauguration.
Jen Psaki: Personal Life & Husband
She is not single at the moment in fact she is a happily married woman. She further has married political aide Gregory Mecher. Additionally, her husband had served as chief staff to congressman SteveDriehaus and later Congressman Joe Kennedy. Moreover, the duo had their first meeting in 2006 at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event. At that time, she gave him the wrong directions over the phone to the event with whom Mecher fell at first sight.
After four years on 8 May 2010, the couple tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony attended by other close ones. From their marriage, they have two children together. Apart from that, she has not been involved in any rumors of separation or domestic battery. The couple has been sharing a good bonding and understanding with each other for decades.
Caption: Jen Psaki and husband Gregory Mecher.
Jen Psaki: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Speaking of her earning, she has been amassing a huge amount of money from her career. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of around $2 million. Further, her salary reported having around $200 thousand as the press secretary’s salary range in between the amount.
She is active over different social media platforms but not on Facebook. On Twitter, she goes by the verified account @jrpsaki with 974.7k followers. She has an unverified Instagram account @jenpsaki1 with 23.1k followers.
Jen Psaki: Body Measurements
The political advisor has a well-maintained body that stands to a height of 5 feet 5 inches or 1.65 meters. Her body weighs around 59 kg with unknown body measurements of chest or hips. She has brown eyes color with metallic brown hair color.