White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is leaving her job in the Biden administration to host a show on MSNBC’s new streaming platform, according to a report.
Psaki plans to leave the White House in May for a hosting gig on NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.
The news was first revealed by Axios, citing “a source close to the matter.”
Biden’s press secretary, who is currently on leave after her second case of coronavirus, will leave the White House “around May,” according to the report.
Psaki worked as a political pundit on CNN before joining the White House.
She will also participate in that capacity at NBC and MSNBC.
Psaki’s choice to jump to MSNBCUniversal takes place just a month after she mocked cable news in an interview with actor Rob Lowe on his podcast.
“Cable news is dying. Right?” she noted, speaking of the challenges of the changing news environment.
“The ratings for it are dwindling. Right?”
In February, Psaki was asked about reports that she was in talks with both CNN and MSNBC for a job in the cable news business.
“I have more than enough on my plate here,” she replied.
“And so you can’t get rid of me quite yet.”