Born on December 15, 1959, at the New Orleans Charity Hospital, Donna Brazile spent most of her childhood days in Kenner situated in Louisiana. She has eight siblings of which she is the third child. She completed her education in 1981 from Louisiana State University where she got her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Psychology. At the age of nine, while helping a City Council candidate in the election, her interest in politics was ignited. She started volunteering and working with various advocacy groups. In 1976 and 1980 when she was just a teenager, she played her part in the Georgia governor Jimmy Carter presidential campaigns as a volunteer. She also played a key role in the campaign of declaring Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday. Jesse Jackson in 1984, Richard Gephardt in 1988 are some of the Democratic presidential candidates on whose campaigns Donna worked on.

After getting her degree from the Louisiana State University, she started working with the Coretta Scott King in 1983 to plan a re-enactment of the Civil rights March in 1963. She also served as a lobbyist for the National Student Education Fund in 1983. She was also selected as a Board Member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority in 2005. In 1992 as well as 1996, she works as one of the advisors for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. She became the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign when she was selected by Al Gore in 1999 for his campaign.

She is also a widely recognised political commentator and is seen weekly on The Situation Room and Tonight with Don Lemon aired on CNN. She is also seen on American Morning and New Day. Election Night Coverage aired on CNN has her as a member of the political expert’s guest panel. She is a columnist for Roll Call and often donates her papers to the Louisiana State University Library. She is a professor in the Georgetown University where she teaches Women and Gender Studies and is also a lecturer at the University of Maryland.

She led the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute as their chair in 2000. Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, was published in 2004 which accounted for her journey in professional as well as personal life.

She was also seen in a small role in the popular television series The Good Wife and House of Cards, and she also serves as a member of SAG-AFTRA that is the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

She was selected as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in America by Essence and in the Washington Magazine, she was selected as the 100 Most Powerful Women.

According to her bio, Donna Brazile doesn’t have a husband and has never married. There is no news of divorce as well. Though her personal life is not that open to the public, but there is no information about any children. According to her biography, her net worth is about $3 Million dollars.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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