MSNBC’s Rachel Racusen Rejoins White House

Only eight months removed from joining the network.

e84b5f12ff73878aa785c296671e9ef8Only eight months removed from joining MSNBC, the former associate communications director for the Obama administration, Rachel Racusen, is headed back to the White House, reports Politico’s Mike Allen on Friday morning.

“I’ve been lucky to get to work with the great team at MSNBC,” said Racusen in a statement provided by email. “Unexpectedly, the White House reached out with an exciting opportunity to help spearhead long-term communications priorities during their ‘fourth quarter,’ and it will be an honor to return to work for the President and his administration in this new capacity.”

Racusen, who joined MSNBC in December as their vp of communications, will return to her former stomping ground as a strategic communications adviser.

“[W]e have convinced Rachel Racusen to come back [from MSNBC late this month] to work closely with Amy [Brundage and me],” wrote White House communications director Jen Psaki. “In this new role, Racusen will be responsible for working with the Communications staff to help manage long-term communications projects including close coordination with our digital team, working closely with WH components and engaging with outside groups and allies.”

[h/t Politico]