Jen Psaki, the White Home press secretary, is in superior talks with MSNBC to hitch the community after she leaves the Biden administration, based on two folks acquainted with the negotiations.
Ms. Psaki might go away the White Home as quickly as subsequent month, one of many folks mentioned.
Whereas the main points of her position are nonetheless being mentioned, the negotiations have centered on an association by which she might host reveals each for MSNBC and for Peacock, the streaming platform of MSNBC’s mum or dad, NBCUniversal. Ms. Psaki might additionally make common appearances on different MSNBC reveals in addition to on NBC Information, the folks mentioned.
Although a deal shouldn’t be but finalized and will nonetheless collapse, Ms. Psaki is now solely speaking with NBCUniversal officers, the 2 folks mentioned. CNN had additionally been pursuing bringing Ms. Psaki aboard, certainly one of them mentioned.
Axios earlier reported the information of Ms. Psaki’s discussions with NBC.
In a press release, the White Home mentioned, “We don’t have something to substantiate about Jen’s size of deliberate service or any consideration about future plans. Jen is right here and dealing arduous day by day on behalf of the president to get you the solutions to the questions that you’ve got, and that’s the place her focus is.”
Ms. Psaki joined the Biden administration because the president’s first press secretary. She had beforehand labored as White Home communications director throughout the Obama administration and had been the chief spokeswoman for John Kerry when he was secretary of state.
Ms. Psaki revived the day by day White Home briefing, a convention that largely fell by the wayside within the Trump years, and has received reward for her adroit, if typically evasive, dealing with of reporters’ questions.
Her spiky exchanges with the Fox Information correspondent Peter Doocy are sometimes shared extensively on social media platforms. On TikTok, the phrase “Psaki Bomb” is invoked by liberals who get pleasure from seeing her rebukes to Mr. Doocy’s queries.
Earlier this 12 months, NBC additionally employed Kamala Harris’s former spokeswoman, Symone D. Sanders, to host a present for MSNBC and Peacock.
Michael D. Shear contributed reporting.