CNN signs ex-Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki

CNN signs ex-Obama spokesperson Jen Psaki
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A former White House communications director and State Department spokesperson under President Obama has joined CNN as a contributor.

Jen Psaki made her debut on Tuesday, appearing on prime-time programs “Anderson Cooper 360” and “CNN Tonight” to provide pre- and post-debate analysis of a town-hall event featuring Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSchumer’s headaches to multiply in next Congress Sarah Silverman: I'm 'very lucky' I don't have to wear a Jewish star in Trump era US to stop refueling Saudi planes in Yemen MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSchumer’s headaches to multiply in next Congress Cruz raises constitutional concerns over legislation to protect Mueller Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference MORE (R-Texas). 

CNN has been stocking up on political analysts since President Trump's election as the network increases its focus on politics.


In January, CNN announced the signing of former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) as a political commentator, along with former Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) and The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, Abby Phillip and Wesley Lowery.

J.D. Vance of National Review and Selena Zito of the Washington Examiner were also signed. 

Psaki, 38, served as John KerryJohn Forbes KerryTensions shadow Trump's France visit Kerry to Fox News host: Veterans fought so you could be a 'complete fool on Twitter' Beto 2020 calls multiply among Dems MORE's deputy press secretary during his presidential run in 2004 and as Obama's traveling press secretary during the 2008 presidential campaign.