Jamal Simmons

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Jamal Nkosi Simmons
Born (1971-07-20) July 20, 1971 (age 48)
EducationB.A. Morehouse College, M.P.P. Harvard University
Notable credit(s)
CNN TheBeatDC.com
Spouse(s)Jewel James
RelativesC. LeBron Simmons, Larry L. Simmons, Kwame Simmons

Jamal Simmons is an American political analyst and television commentator seen on MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News and CNN.[1] Simmons graduated from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, with a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College and a master's degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[2]


Simmons served as chief of staff to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and as a political aide to U.S. Trade Representative and Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor.[3] Simmons was press secretary to Senator Bob Graham's and General Wesley K. Clark's presidential campaigns, and has worked in various capacities for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.[4] He married Jewel James in 2016.[5]


  1. ^ Talk Radio News Service Archived December 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Weddings; Lynn Jollivette, Jamal N. Simmons". New York Times. March 15, 1998.
  3. ^ Simmons, Jamal. "Jamal Simmons". Huffington Post.
  4. ^ 21st Century Democrats Archived September 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook/2016/05/trump-hires-top-pollster-will-use-debates-to-hammer-bill-infidelity-playbook-breakfast-tomorrow-hbos-lbj-film-all-the-way-debuts-in-dc-bdays-kelly-odonnell-mike-shear-rick-wiley-214328

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