Karen Finney

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Karen Finney
Born United States
Occupation political commentator

Karen Finney is a former political consultant. She is a political commentator for MSNBC and hosted the show Disrupt with Karen Finney.

Finney served four years as the spokesperson and Director of Communications at the Democratic National Committee. She has also written for The Hill,[1] is a commentator for Politico,[2] MSNBC and The Huffington Post.[3]

Finney served as Press Secretary for Hillary Rodham Clinton.[4]

On April 2, 2013, it was announced that Finney will host a weekend news program called Disrupt with Karen Finney on MSNBC.[5] On June 5, 2014, it was announced that Finney's weekend news program was canceled.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Finney, who is African-American on her father's side, is also a "great, great, great, great niece" of Robert E. Lee on her mother's.[7]


  1. ^ "Karen Finney". The Hill. 
  2. ^ "Karen Finney". Politico. 
  3. ^ "Karen Finney". The Huffington Post. 
  4. ^ Julie Pace (2012-09-22). "Campaign is in high gear, but White House is quiet". MSNBC. 
  5. ^ "Karen Finney named new MSNBC weekend host". Msnbc.com. NBC Universal. April 2, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Karen Finney's MSNBC show canceled". politico.com. Polictio LLC. June 5, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Karen Finney (2010-04-07). "Virginia Shame". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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