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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 SandersIntercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not 'high priority' for Biden in COVID-19 relief Murkowski never told White House she would oppose Tanden Tanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Boehner book jacket teases slams against Cruz, Trump Senate confirms Biden Commerce secretary pick Gina Raimondo 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 KerryOVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats reintroduce road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change | Biden delays transfer of sacred lands for copper mine Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change Biden, Brazil and the Amazon MORE's deputy press secretary during his presidential run in 2004 and as Obama's traveling press secretary during the 2008 presidential campaign.