|Birth Name:||Kirsten Powers|
|Date of Birth:||14/12/1967|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Net Worth:||$20 million|
|Qualification:||University of Maryland with major in Political Science , Degree in Journalism from Georgetown University|
Kirsten Powers career took off as she established herself as a political pundit. Powers employed her political expertise and gained herself a prestigious position in Fox News channel.
USA Today columnist and political analyst, Kirsten Powers is considered to be the Democratic Party’s national voice currently working for Fox News as a political analyst. Apart from being a political analyst, she also hosts TV shows: Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday and the O’Reilly Factor. While Kirsten Powers career was established as a columnist for USA Today, The Daily Beast, Newsweek and The American Prospect, her articles regarding politics have also appeared on Elle, New York Observer, Salon, Wall Street Journal, etc. She pens down on variety of topics such as, politics, human rights and faith.
Birth and Early Days Influence
Kirsten Powers was born in 14 December 1967 on Fairbanks, Alaska, United States to an Irish-American archaeologist parents, which makes Powers an American with Irish ethnicity. Raised as an Episcopalian in her hometown—Alaska with father as former NRA member and brother as a teacher, Kirsten Powers career got to be influenced by the environment of her home. Powers interest in politics was generated due to ritualistic ‘state-and-defend an issue of the day’ debate every evening during dinner.
Education and Career
Kirsten Powers career is completely shaped by the political influence she gained in childhood due to which she majored in Political Science and Journalism. Powers graduated from the University of Maryland with major in Political Science. Later, she attended the Georgetown University Law School for one and half year and persuaded her degree in Journalism.
Powers started off her political career in 1992 as a staff assistant of Democratic Party. Later on, she served in Bill Clinton’s administration as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs. Kirsten Powers career also includes serving as the Vice President for International Communications at America Online and the AOL-Time Warner Foundation. Moreover, she was engaged as a staff for the New York State Democratic Committee for several years in addition to establishing herself as a press secretary for Andrew Cuomo for Governor and Communications Director on the Mayoral Campaign of C. Virginia fields and for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). On May 11, 2015, Powers published a book called “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech” and got positive reviews from her readers. Apart from the political positions, Powers is also involved in nonprofit organizations. Some of the notable nonprofit organizations she is involved in are- the Human Rights First and the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW).
Powers is politically associated to numerous initiatives among which she strongly supports President Barack Obama and his Health Care Act—promoted with a view that supplying health care to all American is crucial. She also supports Obama’s multiple legal acts like marriage rights, universal civil unions and gay rights, immigration reform, and gun control. She is also inclined towards the rights of people on choosing their own government without being influenced by any external power or foreign countries. Powers is mainly concerned about the influence of Islamism in Egypt since she is against theocracy. She is against the operation of Guantanamo Bay, military detention camp located in Cuba, and imprisoning criminals at federal level. Her strong opposition towards Iraq War, death penalties and elective late term abortions verifies that Kirsten Powers career has not only made progress, but so has her activism for humanity.
Powers was raised as an Episcopalian and spent her early life as an atheist; however, she converted into an evangelical Christian while she was in her mid-thirties after dating a religious man and being influenced by him. She got associated with Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. It was due to the long lasting effect of teachings of the pastor Tim Keller, she believes she was visited by Jesus Christ in 2006 while she was on a trip to Taiwan. Therefore she considers herself to be more of an Orthodox Christian.
Spouse and Affair
Kirsten Powers married Dr. Marty Makary, the Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, in January 2010. They had a healthy relationship and were quite happy together. The marriage was expected to last forever; however, the marriage could not sustain for more than three years. The childless couple got divorced in 2013 without any floating issue.
Powers had had a romantic affair with former Congressman Anthony Weiner around 2002, and she is believed to have maintained a good relationship with him even after the relationship had ended on a mutual understanding. It was Kirsten Powers career that gave her right to defend or attack any issue. So, Powers chose to defend Anthony Weiner when his sexting scandal got flashed out in the media on May 2011, but later on she expressed disapproval of his act and demanded his resignation from the Congress.
Salary and Net Worth
This intellectual political analyst seems to have heaped a huge amount to her bank account through the TV shows, but the numerical data of her salary has not been revealed yet. Kirsten Powers career seems to have added a lot of value to her life as it is indicated that CNN paid Powers around $950,000 per year for her service. Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million in 2017.
Contribution to Society
Even though Kirsten Powers career fitted in the political sector as an analyst and TV show host, she has not neglected the power of humanitarian service. She is proved to be a social activist through her involvement with different humanitarian organizations. She has funded multiple charities on a personal level as well as by raising fund. She has worked at the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) and Human Rights First.
Stunningly beautiful Kirsten Powers has an intelligence of a political analyst and an attitude of humanitarian aid worker. Her presentable personality, courage to raise voices regarding political and social issues loudly and clearly has been depicted in her upbringing. Her passion for politics and related works has made her one of the remarkable political analyst today.