Jackie Kucinich

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Jackie Kucinich
Jacqueline Faith Kucinich

(1981-11-10) November 10, 1981 (age 41)
Alma materAmerican University
Years active2005–present
SpouseJared Allen
Parent(s)Dennis Kucinich
Sandra Lee McCarthy

Jacqueline Faith Kucinich (born November 10, 1981) is an American reporter. She is currently Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast.[1] Since the 2016 presidential election, she has been a CNN commentator.[2] She is the daughter of Dennis Kucinich, former mayor of Cleveland, Democratic congressman and two-time presidential candidate. She is also the niece of Gary Kucinich, former Cleveland City Councilman.

Early life and education[edit]

Kucinich was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Dennis Kucinich and Sandra Lee McCarthy. Her father was formerly the mayor of Cleveland and Democratic congressman from Ohio's 10th congressional district. Her father is of Croat and Irish ancestry.[3] Her mother was an English and broadcast journalism teacher. Her parents divorced in 1986.[4] Her godmother is Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine.[5]

Kucinich graduated from American University in Washington, D.C.[6]


Beginning in 2005, Kucinich became a reporter covering Congress for political newspaper The Hill.[7] Shortly thereafter, Kucinich was hired as a reporter for Roll Call, starting in 2008.[8]

In 2011, Kucinich joined USA Today covering politics, and the 2012 presidential elections. She has been a frequent guest commentator on CNN and MSNBC and has appeared on Fox News and C-SPAN.[9]

In April 2013, she landed at The Washington Post, covering politics.[10] She served as co-anchor on the company's new Web channel.

In early 2015, Kucinich joined The Daily Beast.[11]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2011, Kucinich married Jared Louis Allen, who works in public relations, in Washington, D.C.[6]


  1. ^ "Jackie Kucinich". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  2. ^ "CNN's Jackie Kucinich: In-Person Voter Fraud "Isn't A Thing, But That's Not Stopping Donald Trump ... From Spreading This"". Media Matters for America. 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  3. ^ Okamoto, Lynn (2003-09-07). "Kucinich's hard childhood a 'gift' yielding strength, compassion". The Des Moines Register. Archived from the original on 2004-02-09.
  4. ^ Ryzik, Melena. "Recommend E-Mail Dennis J. Kucinich". Times Topics. The New York Times Company. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  5. ^ Farhi, Paul (January 15, 2005). "Kucinich Blends New Age Aura With Old-School Grit". The Washington Post.
  6. ^ a b "Jackie Kucinich, Jared Allen - Weddings". The New York Times. 2011-10-23. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  7. ^ Stacy, Dave (September 26, 2007). "Jackie Kucinich Having Trouble Getting the Interviews". cleveland.com. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  8. ^ Jackie Kucinich Roll Call profile.
  9. ^ "Book TV | Series | C-SPAN.org". Book TV. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  10. ^ "Jackie Kucinich Reporter — Washington, D.C." The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  11. ^ Gold, Hadas (December 1, 2014). "Jackie Kucinich joining The Daily Beast". Politico. Retrieved 26 May 2017.

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