Jackie Kucinich

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Jackie Kucinich
Born Jacqueline Faith Kucinich
(1981-11-10) November 10, 1981 (age 35)
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater American University
Occupation Journalist
Spouse(s) Jared Allen
Parent(s) Dennis Kucinich
Sandra Lee McCarthy

Jacqueline Faith "Jackie" 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 serves as a CNN commentator.[2] She is the daughter of Dennis Kucinich, the former mayor of Cleveland and Democratic congressman and two-time presidential candidate, and 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 the former Cleveland mayor and former Democratic congressman, and was of Croat and Irish ancestry.[3]. Her mother was an English and broadcast journalism teacher. However, her parents divorced in 1986.[4]

Kucinich graduated from American University in Washington, DC.[5]

Career[edit]

Beginning in 2005, Kucinich became a reporter covering Congress for political newspaper The Hill.[6] During her time at The Hill, she was reportedly accused of "beating up" on conservatives by some members of the House Republican caucus. Shortly thereafter, Kucinich was hired as a reporter for Roll Call, starting in 2008.[7]

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.[8]

In April 2013, she landed at the Washington Post, covering politics.[9] She served as co-anchor on the company's new Web channel.

In early 2015, Kucinich joined The Daily Beast.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2011, Kucinich married Jared Louis Allen, who works in public relations, in Washington, DC.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackie Kucinich". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  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". 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. ^ a b "Jackie Kucinich, Jared Allen - Weddings". The New York Times. 2011-10-23. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  6. ^ Stacy, Dave (September 26, 2007). "Jackie Kucinich Having Trouble Getting the Interviews". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  7. ^ Jackie Kucinich Roll Call profile.
  8. ^ "Book TV | Series | C-SPAN.org". www.booktv.org. Retrieved 2016-11-05. 
  9. ^ "Jackie Kucinich Reporter — Washington, D.C.". Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  10. ^ Gold, Hadas (December 1, 2014). "Jackie Kucinich joining The Daily Beast". Retrieved 26 May 2017. 

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