Meet Jen Psaki’s Father, James R. Psaki

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James R. Psaki is the father of former White House press secretary and American political analyst Jen Psaki. James is married to Eileen D. Medvey, a psychotherapist in private practice in Greenwich. His exact date of birth is unknown, but he is in his late 70s

Personal Life

In his personal life, James Psaki met Eileen in 1976, and they started dating. They fell in love and were blessed with their first bundle of joy after two years together. James had three beautiful daughters in his marriage with Eileen, Stephanie Psaki, Kristen Psaki, and Jen Psaki.

However, James is not together with Eileen since they separated years ago, but he still values what his former wife added to his life and still credits his success to her. After divorcing Eileen D. Medvey, James married Josiane J. Colazzo, and as per her Twitter account, she says she and her husband love politics; maybe it is because their daughter is in the political space.

On the other hand, James’s ex-wife also married Robert Medvey, who had just divorced his wife, Patricia Medvey.

Educational Background and Career

James R. Psaki is exceptionally educated; after high school, he joined the University of Texas, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and finance. He also holds an M.B.A. from St. John’s University.

Professionally James R. Psaki served as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive President of Karlton Company, managing and developing commercial properties in the real estate sector.

His Daughter

James Psaki’s daughter started her career in the political scene in 2001 as she was involved in the campaigns of Tom Vilsack as governor and Tom Harkin for the U.S. Senate. In 2004, Jen Psaki served as the deputy press secretary for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. After serving in various capacities, James Psaki’s daughter worked as a travelling press secretary for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaigns.

After Barack Obama won the 2009 elections, Jen moved into the White House and served as deputy press secretary. A few months later, James Psaki’s daughter got promoted to deputy communications director. In the Obama administration, Jen Psaki worked in various capacities before moving to CNN as a political commentator.

Jen worked on CNN for three years before returning to the White House under the Biden administration as the press secretary. She left her position as press secretary in March 2022, and Karine Jean-Pierre replaced her. James R. Psaki’s daughter currently works as a political analyst on MSNBC.

In her personal life, Jen is married to Greg Mecher, who she met at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006. Greg served as chief of staff of Steve Driehaus and Congressman Joe Kennedy. Jen Psaki has two children making her father, James R. Psaki, a grandfather.

Net Worth

While working with J.S Karlton Company, James Psaki earned a hundred thousand dollars annually. He also earned interest for his shares in the company. Given the much he gained while working with the company, he must have made a good fortune.