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Jen Psaki

Former White House Communications Director (2015 – 2017); Former State Department Spokesperson (2013-2015); CNN Contributor

Travels From:
Washington, DC
Fee Range:
$15,000 - $25,000


Described by The New York Times as, “the unflappable and genial point-person” to the media during the various crises of President Obama’s campaign and presidency, Psaki offers a fresh and current perspective on the state of the political system and lessons learned for today’s environment from her time as former President Barack Obama’s communications chief and campaign advisor.

Prior to her return to the White House, she served as the spokesperson at the Department of State. She is currently the Vice President for Communications and Strategy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a CNN political commentator.

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Bio

Described by The New York Times as, “the unflappable and genial point-person” to the media during the various crises of President Obama’s campaign and presidency, Psaki offers a fresh and current perspective on the state of the political system and lessons learned from her time as as a Senior Advisor to President Obama and Secretary Kerry.

As the White House Communications chief, Psaki rewrote the playbook for communications strategy in the Obama Administration taking a more ambitious and creative approach to breaking through in a noisy media environment. She was one of the first people to walk in the door of the White House when the President took office, and can speak to what is happening behind the scenes in the first year of an Administration.

Prior to her return to the White House, she served as the spokesperson at the Department of State. As the public face for US foreign policy, she had a front seat to negotiations, traveling to more than fifty-five countries with Secretary of State John Kerry and firsthand knowledge of what motivates and drives the most relevant global leaders of today including Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu.

And as one of the youngest high-ranking women in the Administration and the mother of a toddler, she also offers a witty perspective on gender stereotypes and strategies for overcoming them. Psaki is currently the Vice President for Communications and Strategy at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Senior Advisor at West Exec Advisors and an On Air CNN contributor.

Speech Topics

As a veteran of three presidential campaigns, and a well-known CNN political commentator, Jen Psaki breaks down what is happening in the 2020 presidential campaign.


How likely is a change in the White House, which candidates are most likely to challenge President Donald Trump and what does that mean for policy making over the next few years?


Under her leadership, President Obama was the first President of the United States to have a Presidential Twitter account. He was also the first to engage with non-traditional media from talking climate change with Bear Grylls to gun reform with Marc Maron’s WTF podcast.


Drawing from her experience advising President Obama, Psaki enlightens audience with her first hand insight on how and when to break through the constraints of traditional forms of communicating and what the first two questions are that every communications strategy should answer.


With the wave of newly elected female members of Congress, and more women running for President than ever before in history, the balance of power is changing in Washington.


Psaki draws from her nearly twenty years in Washington to talk about how the power of women voters and the growth of female candidates and elected officials has changed the strategy for influencing policymakers.


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    Greta Thunberg’s unforgettable message

    (CNN) – Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist, just reminded us all what exactly is at stake with the crisis of climate change.

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    Thank you, Stacey Abrams, Kirsten Gillibrand and Jason Kander

    (CNN) – Stacey Abrams is not running for Senate to replace Johnny Isakson, despite some high-level pressure from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and many on Twitter urging her to step into the race.

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    What Hickenlooper has to do to win

    (CNN) – On Wednesday night, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had an opportunity to introduce himself to the American people. And for many viewers — putting aside his hard-core Colorado fans — some of his answers were too long, hard to follow and lacking the pizzazz we have seen from some of the other Democratic contenders.

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    For Democrats, age is just a number

    (CNN) – Is it possible for a senior citizen to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 2020?

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    The Axe Files: Jen Psaki

    (The Axe Files) –  Jen Psaki is the former White House Communications Director and White House Deputy Press Secretary under President Obama. She joins David after the midterms to discuss the implications of the results and their impact on the political landscape as well as Psaki’s personal political journey: from knocking on doors for Governor Vilsack in Iowa to helming the Obama communications shop in the White House

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    The World As It Is: From Russia With Treason

    (Crooked Conversations) – Ben Rhodes chats with Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki about what they knew about Russian interference in 2016 and the impact it’s having around the world.

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    Pelosi plays by her own rules and strikes out Trump

    (CNN) – On Wednesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced President Donald Trump, and her expanded Democratic caucus, to the big leagues.

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    Trump surrounding himself with yes-men and yes-women

    (CNN) – In the olden days of presidential appointments and nominations, the focus was justifiably on the nominees — their background, what their policy positions said about the role they would play in an administration and whether or not they would get confirmed.

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    This is who Democrats need in 2020

    (CNN) – The Democratic Party has a lot going for it right now. An energized base of supporters in cities and suburbs, a more diverse freshman class in Congress to mix up the agenda, interesting likely candidates for President, and a shared focus on defeating President Donald Trump.

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    How to defuse a Bob Woodward book bombshell

    (CNN) – This is not Woodward’s first rodeo. He has written a series of books documenting each of our recent presidents. So how did the White Houses of George W. Bush and Barack Obama handle Woodward when they learned he was writing on them? For that answer I reached out to Jen Psaki, former White House communications director in the Obama administration (and a CNN contributor)

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    Four ways Trump’s first year has made us less safe

    (CNN) – The Trump team, like so many administrations before them, has been preparing to sell the accomplishments of its first year in office.

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    Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

    (CNN) – Democrats wanted a win in the House special election in Georgia Tuesday. And many think they need a win in a special election this cycle. They don’t.

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    A Former Obama Staffer Makes A VERY Good Point About The Women’s March

    (Refinery 29) – The march shouldn’t be a moment to rest and celebrate. It should be a warm up.

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    My unsolicited advice for Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and the team

    (CNN) – During my eight years in the Obama administration, there was an offhand comment uttered from time to time in the hallway after something went off the rails, “It’s a communications problem.”

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    Putin set a trap and Trump fell into it

    (CNN) – The Russians just played the President. It was predictable. And he let it happen.

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    Obama Turns to Nontraditional Media

    (U.S. News) – President Barack Obama is showing why his PR strategy of bypassing the mainstream media is effective and smart.