Who is Karen Finney?
Karen Finney was born on August 15, USA. She is a writer, 1967, New York City spokesperson, and political consultant, best known for her association with Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. She has appeared on television numerous times as a commentator for MSNBC and hosted the “Disrupt with Karen Finney” program.
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The wealth of Karen Finney
As of early 2020, Karen Finney’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, largely earned through a successful career in politics. She has worked in the political sphere for over two decades and has been involved in various writings and commentary programs.
She is also a big believer in improving the US education system.
Early life, education and career start
Karen grew up in New York and is half African American on her father’s side; he worked as a civil rights lawyer while his mother worked in the labor sector as a negotiator. Her family would be descended of Civil War General Robert E. Lee on my mother’s side. It is not known if her parents stayed married during her childhood, as she later moved to California with her mother.
She received her education there and after graduating from high school enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the oldest campus in Southern California among the students of the University of California.
It is also the most applied university in the US, with over 100,000 applicants and over 30,000 students enrolled annually. During her time there, she developed a strong interest in government and politics and became involved in various student organizations. After graduating from college, she gained a bit of fame when she joined the Democratic National Committee.
DNC and writing work
As its name implies, the DNC is the body that governs the American Democratic Party and has been operational since 1848. It ensures the support and strategy of the party’s candidates regardless of the office sought. Every four years, the organization holds the Democratic National Convention to select their next candidate for US presidency.
With Finney’s knowledge and expertise, she was appointed spokesperson and director of communications for the committee. This made her the first and to date only African American to hold the role.
While working for the committee, she also made a name for herself as a writer, with articles and articles on government, politics, public affairs, current affairs and the education system. She wrote for the Washington, DC newspaper published online “The hill”, which mainly produces stories about politics, especially the US Congress. As her political influence grew, she also got a job at ‘Politico’ as a commentator.
The company is known for covering US politics and other political situations around the world. It has a strong presence in media such as print, television and digital.
Hillary Clinton and Education
In the early 1990s, she met and befriended Hillary Clinton, who would later hire her as her press secretary. After her tenure ended, she wanted to work in the education sector and joined the Scholastic Corporation as part of their marketing division. It was also a way for her to distance herself from politics for a while and focus on the private sector.
Scholastic is known for its publishing and distribution of books, mainly educational, and owns the rights to publish several high-profile book series, such as “Harry Potter”, “Hunger Games”, “Goosebumps” and “Animorphs”.
In 2001, Karen returned to politics when she was hired by the New York City Panel for Educational Policy as a crisis communications manager. Her experience in politics and passion for education helped her to conquer that position. She also worked for attorney Elizabeth Edwards and assisted in her husband John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign. After returning to politics, she began getting media contacts and was invited to comment on MSNBC, which opened up more opportunities for her in the media would open.
Media projects and campaign 2016
In 2013, Karen signed a deal with MSNBC that would lead her to host a weekend program called “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” marking the second MSNBC program with an African-American host. The show airs various political news and commentary, often leaning more towards women in politics. It took over a year for the cancellation to be announced by the network, but around the same time it was passed by Media affairs for America as advisor and senior fellow. The non-profit organization was established to help correct misinformation spread in the media, especially in the political sphere.
In 2015, she started working with Hillary Clinton again and was assigned as Senior Spokesperson and Strategic Communications Advisor for her 2016 presidential campaign, which would eventually see her run against Bernie Sanders in the primaries, then Donald Trump in the presidential election, and lose there. At the end of her second shift with Clinton, Finney lay low for a few years, but continued to comment. It was announced in 2019 that she had joined CNN’s team as a political commentator, making her debut early in the year, and has continued to work with the network ever since.
Finney is single and there are no reports of past or present romantic ventures – she is very private about information about this aspect of her life. There were rumors that she was dating commentator Jonathan Capeheart after he called her his wife, but it was later clarified that Capeheart is gay and that the two friends had lost their way, dispelling all rumors.