Longtime Obama aide to depart White House
September 20th, 2011
02:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Longtime Obama aide to depart White House

Washington (CNN) - White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki, a longtime aide to President Obama, is leaving the administration to run the Washington, DC office of Global Strategy Group, a New York-based consulting firm that specializes in strategic communications and polling, including work with many prominent Democratic political candidates and financial clients.

The well-liked redhead – currently the top female aide in the Obama press shop – has clocked four years working in the White House and, before that, the presidential campaign. She’s also worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the political arm of House Democrats, as well as for the successful re-election bids of Iowa's Governor Tom Vilsack (now the Secretary of Agriculture) and Sen. Tom Harkin.

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  1. Little Jimmy Truth

    She made right decision for leaving Obama. Great job!!!

    September 20, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. DanoMcRoo

    In a couple of months, she'll be back at the white house with a briefcase full of cash, and a couple of written requests.

    September 20, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. truefax

    She's pretty, has brains and has enough steet smarts to know when to get out of dodge.
    10

    September 20, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Retired Army in San Antonio

    She'll do well with GSG.

    September 20, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. DA

    LOL...I love it!!
    The President is about to put some serious moves on the GOP!!
    This is going to be one of the best Presidential elections in Years!!! LOL

    September 20, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  6. obama victim

    rats off a sinking ship

    September 20, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Dean

    This move will lower the average IQ in the White House.

    September 20, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. montag

    The well-liked redhead? Would you have said that if Psaki were a man?

    September 20, 2011 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. As GM goes, so goes the country...Unions/Democrats killed GM, now they are killing the country

    Smart woman... getting ahead of all the other Obama Whitehouse staffers that will be jobless in Jan. 2013.

    September 20, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  10. Chris

    Well liked redhead. Isn't that a little shallow to focus on? And who is the creepy guy behind her?

    September 20, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. CaliforniaBC

    Now they need to replace her with a bulldog communications person that will viciously attack any and all right-wing misinformation campaigns and outright lies.

    That person will be there to snuff out ALL outrageous claims before the GOP cements them into the public's mind.

    September 20, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. sortakinda

    "The well-liked redhead," liked most for her deadpan, clock-stopping look as in the photo that leads into this article....

    September 20, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |