Kirsten Powers Biography
Kirsten Powers is an American author, political analyst, and columnist. She writes for USA Today, and is also an on-air political analyst at CNN, where she appears regularly on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper 360°, and The Lead with Jake Tapper.
Previously, Powers was a columnist for the New York Post, and later The Daily Beast, which she left to join USA Today. Her first column appeared at The American Prospect. She has written numerous articles which have appeared in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Salon, and the New York Observer.
Kirsten Powers Age | How Old Is Kirsten Powers
She was born on 14 December 1967 in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. She is 50 years old as of 2018.
Kirsten Powers Height | How Tall Is Kirsten Powers
She stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 m) weighing around 145 lbs.
Kirsten Powers Family
Her family moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 3 years old. Both her parents were archaeologists, with Irish-American heritage.
Kirsten Powers Husband | Kirsten Powers Married
She was married to Marty Makary, Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, in January 2010; the couple divorced in 2013.
Previously, Powers briefly dated former Congressman Anthony Weiner in 2002, and the two remained close friends even after their romantic relationship ended.
Kirsten Powers Education
She graduated from Monroe Catholic High School, the University of Maryland and then attended Georgetown University Law School for a year and a half.
Kirsten Powers CNN
She is an on-air political analyst at CNN, where she appears regularly on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper 360°, and The Lead with Jake Tapper.
In July 2017, she criticized CNN’s decision to not identify a controversial Reddit user, asking in a USA Today article: “What about the people he routinely dehumanizes and degrades online?”
But, she wrote, she ultimately supported CNN’s decision to not identify the user because they determined his safety might have been jeopardized. Powers also wrote on Twitter that “people do not have a ‘right’ to stay anonymous so they can spew their racist, misogynist, homophobic garbage”.
Kirsten Powers Fox News
Before joining CNN, Powers worked at Fox News as a political analyst and contributor. Since joining Fox News in 2003, Powers appeared regularly across the channel including Fox News Sunday, The O’Reilly Factor, Special Report with Bret Baier, and The Kelly File.
She was a regular member of Fox News’s 2008 and 2012 election night coverage throughout the primaries and general election and provided all-day analysis for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Kirsten Powers Career
She started her career as a staff assistant with the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team in 1992, followed by an appointment as Deputy Assistant U.S. Afterwards, she worked in various roles, including press secretary, party consultant, and communications consultant.
She served in the Clinton administration as the deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs. She then left to become the vice president for international communications at America Online. Powers has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) and the Human Rights First.
Powers became a vice president at the AOL-Time Warner Foundation after AOL’s merger with Time Warner. Powers has worked in New York State Democratic politics for many years.
She was a staff member of the press secretary for the Andrew Cuomo for Governor campaign, the New York State Democratic Committee, and communications director on the mayoral campaign of C. Virginia Fields.
She also served briefly as press secretary for Donnie Fowler’s unsuccessful bid to be Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair.
Kirsten Powers Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of around $20 million dollars. According to an insider, she was requested to renew her contract with the Fox news network early 2016 but her fame did not go unnoticed by America’s famous CNN network and signed her for more than $950000 as her yearly salary.
Kirsten Powers Book
- The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech
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