Place of Birth. Education. Born in Stamford, Connecticut. Jen Psaki has Greek and Polish roots. In 2000 she graduated from the research university College of William and Mary. She was a member of the student women's association Chi Omega, was engaged in swimming on her back.
Career. Jennifer Psaki began her political career in 2001, running for Iowa Democratic candidates Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack.
In 2004, Psaki became deputy press secretary in the election campaign of John Kerry.
In 2005-2006 served as Director of Public Affairs for Rep. Joseph Crowley and local press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
During the 2008 presidential campaign, Jennifer Psaki was the traveling press secretary for Senator Barack Obama. After Obama's election victory, Psaki followed him to the White House as press secretary (January 20, 2009) and then became a director (December 19, 2009).
Jennifer Psaki stepped down from the post on September 22, 2011, to become senior vice president and managing director of public relations at Global Strategy Group in Washington.
In 2012, Psaki returned to politics as Barack Obama's press secretary in the 2012 elections.
February 11, 2013 Jennifer Psaki becomes the official representative of the US State Department.
On April 1, 2015, Psaki moved to work at the White House, where she replaced Jennifer Palmieri as head of the public relations department. She was replaced in her old post at the US State Department by John Kirby.
January 2017, PAfter the victory in the presidential election of Donald Trump, Jennifer Psaki left her post.
On February 7, 2017, Psaki started working as a political commentator on the channel CNN.
On November 30, 2023, it became known that the President-elect of the United States Joe Biden will appoint Jennifer Psaki White House Press Secretarya. Since January 20, 2023 - White House Press Secretary.
Views. It is worth saying that since March 2014, as an official representative of the US State Department, Psaki has regularly voiced the point of view of his department on Ukrainian events. Her speeches caused a wide resonance. For example, at a briefing on June 16, Jennifer Psaki condemned the riots near the Russian embassy in Kiev, as well as in defense of and. O. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andriy Deshchytsia, who quoted a popular football chant in Ukraine addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian media and Runet users in their reports and statements often expressed doubts about the competence and objectivity of Psaki. To which she stated that she was a victim of Russian propaganda, compared herself with the new democratic Ukraine and criticized Russia for the method of conducting an information war. Commenting on the publication of fictitious news about herself, Jennifer Psaki pointed out that the fabricated news stories and vicious personal attacks against her indicate the weakness of the Russian side's position.
Family. Father James Psaki comes from the Greek province of Messinia - a developer of apartment buildings in the Groton, Connecticut real estate group; currently retired. Elin Midway's mother is a psychotherapist in private practice in Greenwich.
Jennifer Psaki has been married to Gregory Mecher since 2010. Daughter Genevieve Grace Mecher (b. July 2015).
November 30, 2023