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TV-bound Psaki bids Biden and press corps farewell at last briefing

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Outgoing White House press secretary Jen Psaki teared up during her last briefing on Friday, thanking President Biden for the opportunity to serve in the role. "I promised myself I wasn't going to get emotional," she said.

Driving the news: Psaki said her first conversation with Biden and first lady Jill Biden was after the presidential election in November 2020.

Other highlights from Psaki's last briefing:

Psaki also gave advice to incoming press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who has served as the White House principal deputy press secretary.

The big picture: Psaki held 224 press briefings throughout her approximately 16-month tenure, CNN reports.

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