Kirsten Power Biography and Wiki
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.
She previously served as a columnist for the New York Post, and later The Daily Beast, which she left to join USA Today. Her first column appeared in 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 | Birthday
Powers was born on 14 December 1967 in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States.
Kirsten Power Height
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
Powers was married to Marty Makary, Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, from January 2010 till their divorce 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
Kirsten Powers Career
She began her career as a staff assistant with the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team in 1992, followed by an appointment as Deputy Assistant U.S. Power later worked in various roles, including party consultant, press secretary, and communications consultant.
Power 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. She has consulted for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) and the Human Rights First.
Kirsten 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 a long time.
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 CNN
Powers 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 choice to not recognize a controversial Reddit user, asking in a USA Today article: “What about the individuals he routinely dehumanizes and degrades on the web?”
But, she wrote, she ultimately supported CNN’s decision to not identify the user because they determined his safety might have been jeopardized. Powers additionally wrote on Twitter that “people do not have a ‘right’ to stay anonymous so they can spew their misogynist, racist, homophobic garbage”.
Kirsten Powers Fox News
Prior to joining CNN, Powers worked at Fox News as a political analyst and contributor. Since joining Fox News in 2003, Powers showed up consistently 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 political race night coverage throughout the primaries and general election and gave all-day analysis for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Kirsten Powers Book
- The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech
Kirsten Powers Salary
Powers earns an annual salary of more than $950000 from CNN network.
Kirsten Powers Net Worth
Powers has an estimated net worth of around $20 million dollars which she has earned through her successful career as an author, political analyst, and columnist.