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Biden selects Greek-American Jen Psaki as White House Press Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden announced that he has selected Greek-American Jens Psaki as White House Press Secretary. Psaki will be member of an all-female senior communications team at the White House.

41-year-old Psaki is of Greek origins on her father’s part. According to Greek media, the family has its roots in Messinia, south Peloponnese. Psaki is also of Irish and Polish ancestry.

Psaki is a political advisor who served as White House Communications Director from 2015 to 2017. Previously, she was a spokesperson for the Department of State and held various press and communications roles in the Obama White House.

She was also a contributor on CNN.

In November 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced he has selected Psaki as White House Press Secretary

“Communicating directly and truthfully to the American people is one of the most important duties of a President, and this team will be entrusted with the tremendous responsibility of connecting the American people to the White House,” Biden said in a statement.

“These qualified, experienced communicators bring diverse perspectives to their work and a shared commitment to building this country back better,” he added.

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9 comments

  1. So 3 countries are now claiming a white house job? Pfffff

  2. What is this Greek obsession with having Greek roots? Do they really think that they are a better breed? This woman is of Irish/Polish/Greek ancestry, the Greek part coming from her father’s line, probably his great-great-grandfather: not much Greek DNA there anymore. And even if there was, it doesn’t guarantee being a better, more clever or more honest person. Please stop this fixation on your descent: it’s the root of nationalism, together with religion always the cause of wars and other problems in the world. We are all people, and the origin of our genes and blood and the country we were born in really do not matter at all….

    • you see nationalism where none

    • Oih big man!!!Hold the bus!!!!
      Very much out of track!!!
      Psaki can be Greek American or Greek Irish American or Greek Polish Irish American.
      Like all the Greek diaspora or the Irish diaspora we r very proud and aware of our roots. Quietly. Descretely. We remember and long for lots of forgotten values and customs of our original culture. I have Greek Scottish Irish kids. They are proud of their Greek and Keltic heritage They hold their national values deep in their heart and they have broader perspectives than many native Greeks. They are proud to be Greeks as well as Kelts. No half and half. Greeks and Scottish and Irish!!!
      I was born in Thessaloniki. I am the only one in my family born on Greek soil in two centuries. But, still am Greek!

    • Jen’s father born in Greece!

    • Sisifos, it’s about pride. As a Greek, we are prideful and excited that Mrs. Psaki has Greek roots. Your perspective is grim.

  3. Another leftist political hack who happens to have some familial ties to Greece. Surely the diaspora has representatives to recognize of greater real world accomplishments.

  4. It is interesting that Americans do tend to obsess about any ancestry other than Anglo-Saxon, the (original) mutt American breed. That said, to malign the Greek reference always remains “ironic”, which is yet another term invented by the Greeks filled with emotion, and which could be barely rivaled in the American language by several adjectives attached to a noun. In short, America cannot compare its wisdom to Greece, although America has copied the daily Agora very well in its Constitution. Americans tend to forget that the majority of democratic ideals and their philosophies on liberty, tyranny, and the potential destruction of freedom were all devised, bantered, and foreseen by the Greeks thousands of years ago. Why shouldn’t we be impressed by the Greeks, not to mention the Spartans, the Minoans, the Myceneans, Greek architecture, their statuary, medicine, etc.. etc.. It permeates our country, science, and our language. Yes, America is great, but know who schooled this infant nation, still fraught with naivete.

  5. Where did they get Messinia? I’d be interested in seeing the source, because my grandfather (Psaki’s great-grandfather) was born in Thessaloniki according to the records we’ve researched in the family.