The 34th and existing White House press secretary, Jen Psaki was born on December 1, 1978, in New York City.

She graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in English and Social science.

She was a two-year member of the William & Mary Tribe sports team as a talented backstroke swimmer.

Her mom and dad are Dimitrios R. Psaki and Eileen Dolen Medvey. Jen is the eldest of three female siblings. Jen’s father is now uninsured, but he worked as a real estate developer in his younger years.

Jen’s mother was a psychiatric nurse. Psaki’s ancestors hail from Greece, Poland, and Ireland, among other places (her paternal grandfather emigrated to the United States from Greece in 1904).

Jen was born two years after her parents got married in 1976.

Dimitrios R. Psaki’s daughter’s career

Psaki started her presidency in 2001, working on the re-election attempts of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin for the Senate and Tom Vilsack for governor.

After that, Psaki worked as the deputy assistant secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. Psaki worked as the spokesperson for the U.S.

Representative Joseph Crowley and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s regional speechwriter from 2005 to 2006.

Obama’s presidency

Psaki was the touring press secretary for U.S. Senator Barack Obama during his 2008 election. Psaki joined Obama at the White House as Deputy Press Secretary after his election victory; then, on December 19, 2009, she was promoted to Deputy Communications Director.

Psaki resigned from this post on September 22, 2011, to join the Washington, D.C. office of public affairs company Global Strategy Organization as senior vice president and managing director.

Furthermore, Psaki entered politics in 2012 as the press secretary for President Barack Obama’s candidacy. Psaki, appointed as a spokesman for the U.S. Department of State on February 11, 2013.

Her appointment at the State Department prompted rumors that she might succeed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney after he departed the White House; however, Hosh Earnest replaced Carney on May 30, 2014.

She rejoined the White House as a spokesperson in 2015 and lasted until the conclusion of Obama’s presidency. Psaki joined CNN as a political contributor on February 7, 2017.

White House Press Secretary

Jen left CNN in November 2020 and joined the  Biden-Harris transition team. Later that month, the Biden administration’s White House press secretary nominated Psaki. She gave her first press conference just after installation on January 20.

Later on, In an appearance with a prominent senior adviser to President David Axelrod on May 6, 2021, Psaki stated that she would leave her presence as press secretary “in approximately a year.”

Is Gregory Mecher married to Jen Psaki?

Jen wedded Gregory Mecher on May 8, 2010, at Woodlawn Farm in Ridge, Maryland. Gregory is a Democratic political assistant who most recently served as head of operations for Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

Early on, When the duo met, Psaki managed the media for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Rahm Emanuel, then chairman of the DCCC.

Mecher was a deputy finance director at the DCCC, and Psaki managed the media for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Rahm Emanuel, then chairman of the DCCC.

Jen and Gregory (photo source: ZestVine)

However, Despite their busy schedules, the two rarely encountered themselves at DCCC headquarters simultaneously moment.

Mecher emailed Psaki a text inviting her out to supper. Furthermore, She immediately replied with a positive response. They discussed their siblings and parents during supper and their high school swimming exploits. In March 2009, Mecher proposed at home.

Genevieve( Photo source: Twitter)

In addition, Jen and her husband are the parents of two children. Genevieve (Vivi) Mecher, one of her daughters, was photographed with then-US President Barack Obama while creeping on the floor of the White House.

The net worth of Jen

Moreover, Her annual compensation as press secretary estimates to be around USD 183,000. Her net worth believed to be $2 million. Jen Psaki recently purchased a brand-new Jaguar for the sum of $145,000.

In addition, Jen Psaki also has a Bentley and a BMW. She lives a lavish life, as a politician in the USA and known to have quite a bank balance.

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