On Tuesday, it was revealed that former White House press secretary and MSNBC contributor Jen Psaki is slated to get her own weekly talk show on the network in March.
Psaki is set to host the new show, which plans to premiere on March 19, and will air Sundays at noon. The show, “Inside with Jen Psaki” will feature one-on-one interviews with analysts and lawmakers.
“I’m very conscious of the fact that people know who I am because I was standing behind a podium speaking on behalf of Joe Biden,” Psaki said in an interview with The New York Times promoting the launch of the show. “I am not going to gratuitously attack him, nor am I going to gratuitously applaud him.”
“If he deserves applause, I will applaud him. If he deserves critique, I will critique him,” she added.
In addition to the show, Psaki will also “contribute a regular column” and “develop a new original streaming show set to launch this spring.” The outlet reports that she will continue to appear on other MSNBC shows.
A statement from MSNBC said that the new show, “will leverage Psaki’s wide-ranging expertise to tackle the biggest issues of the week, featuring one-on-one interviews with newsmakers.” and that she will “break down and make sense of the most complex public policy discussions happening in the Nation’s Capital from the debt ceiling to the political campaign trail to the war in Ukraine and more.”
When Psaki was hired by MSNBC in May of last year, the outlet hinted that she would eventually have a show to call her own. The network promised at the time that the new program would “bring together her unique perspective from behind the podium and her deep experience in the highest levels of government and presidential politics.”
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