Jen Psaki Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth White House

Jen Psaki
Jen Psaki

Jen Psaki Biography

Jen Psaki is a well-known American political strategist who currently serves as the 34th and current White House press secretary. She is a Democrat who formerly served as the White House deputy press secretary in the Obama administration in 2009.

President Joe Biden revealed on May 5, 2022, that White House Press Secretary Jen will depart the administration on May 14, 2022, to be succeeded by her deputy, Karine Jean Pierre. On Thursday afternoon, Biden decided to appoint her, summoning her to the Oval Office around 2.30 p.m. They had a serious talk during which he offered her the job, which she accepted.

Jen Psaki Age

Jen Psaki was born in Stamford, Connecticut, in the United States of America on December 1, 1978. She is 44 years old.

Jen Psaki Height

Psaki stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches/1.64 m tall.

Jen Psaki Family

Jen was born to her father, retired real estate developer James R. Psaki, and her mother, psychologist Eileen D. Medvey. She is one of three girls, the middle child. His grandmother was of Irish ancestry, and her grandpa had moved to the United States from Greece in 1904. Jen’s parents married in 1976, and she is of Polish descent.

She received her high school diploma from Greenwich High School in 1996. Later, she enrolled at the College of William & Mary, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology in 2000. She is also an active member of the Chi Omega sorority. Jen was a competitive backstroke swimmer for the William & Tribe athletic team for two years throughout college.

Jen Psaki Husband

Jen is happily married to Greg Mecher, a deputy finance director. Greg was then-Congressman Steve Driehaus’ chief of staff. He then became the head of staff of Congressman Joe Kennedy.  At the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the two met in 2006.

The couple married in Ridge in May 2010 at Woodlawn Farm. They are the parents of two children. Genevieve Mecher, one of the children, is a daughter.

Jen Psaki Salary

Psaki annually receives a salary of $183,000.

Jen Psaki Net Worth

Jen’s estimated net worth of $27 million.

Jen Psaki Career

She was the White House’s deputy communications director from 2009 until 2011. Psaki also served as the United States Department of State’s spokeswoman from 2013 to 2015. From 2015 to 2017, Jen was also the White House communications director. Jen also worked as a CNN political contributor from 2017 until 2020.

She began her career in 2001, working on the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin and Tom Vilsack for governor. She then worked as John Kerry’s deputy press secretary during his 2004 presidential campaign. Psaki also served as U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley’s communications director and as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s regional press secretary.

She was the traveling press secretary for U.S. Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She was appointed Deputy Communications Director on December 19, 2009, after following Obama to the White House as Deputy Press Secretary following his election victory. Jen departed her position on September 22, 2011, to become senior vice president and managing director of Global Strategy Group’s Washington, D.C. office.

She also returned to political communications in 2012, serving as press secretary for President Obama’s reelection campaign. On February 11, 2013, she was appointed as the spokesman for the United States Department of State. Her work at the State Department led to rumors that she would succeed Jay Carney as the White House press secretary once he left his position.

However, on May 30, 2014, it was announced that Josh Earnest would take over for Carney. Psaki returned to the White House as communications director in 2015, where she stayed until the end of the Obama administration. Jen also began working as a CNN political contributor on February 7, 2017.

Jen also left CNN in November 2020 to join the Biden-Harris transition team. Later that month, she was named White House press secretary for the Biden administration. On the evening of January 20, she held her first press conference following the inauguration.

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