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 SandersBernie SandersChris Wallace: Trump struggling with attacks on 'shape-shifter' Harris Kamala Harris: The outreach Latinos need Biden and Harris seen as more moderate than Trump and Pence: poll MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFiorina: Biden picking Harris for VP 'a smart choice' Russian news agency pushed video of Portland protestors burning a Bible: report After trillions in tax cuts for the rich, Republicans refuse to help struggling Americans MORE (R-Texas). 

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

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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 KerryThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden, Harris launch Trump offensive in first joint appearance Ocasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech Ron Johnson subpoenas documents from FBI director as part of Russia origins probe MORE's deputy press secretary during his presidential run in 2004 and as Obama's traveling press secretary during the 2008 presidential campaign.