David Gergen

David Gergen’s full name is David Richmond Gergen. He is a political commentator and he was a presidential advisor who worked for Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. At his over 76 years of age, David Gergen had made a name in the politicians and journalism world. He is a current Senior Political Analyst of CNN.


David Gergen was born to John Jay Gergen and Aubigne Munger. He was the youngest child of the family of 3 children. He was born in North Carolina and it is also his birthplace. His brother named Stephen L Gergen has died.

David Gergen went to Durham High School and it was in his hometown. While in high school, he was the editor of his school newspaper called Hi-Rocket. After the high school, he went to Yale University and got a BA Degree in the year 1963. During this period, he was working likes Yale Daily News’s editor. He got the LLB degree at Harvard Law School.

From his bio, he started the career in politics in the year 1971. This is when he got the chance of working an assistant of Richard Nixon. After working for him in two years, he worked as the Director of Speech Writing. Afterwards, he started to work for Editor At Large for CNN, World Reports and US News. In addition of the political career, he was also a professor at Duke University and a writer of Eye Witness to Power.

Married, wife, children

David Gergen got married to Anne Elizabeth Gergen who works like a family therapist. The two dated for sometime before they tie a knot in 1967. By now, the two have spent over 4 decades together and they are still going strong without any divorce rumors. The two have given birth to two children, a daughter named Katherine and a son called Christopher. The son works like a social entrepreneur and a daughter works as a family doctor. They have five grandchildren.

Even if he is a busy person, he had been able to maintain the right balance in his professional and personal life. He is an active person on the social media, mostly on the twitter.

Net worth, salary

David Gergen had worked in the political career for many years now and he had been able to make enough money. However, he did not share his salary and net worth so it is not easy to know how much he had made. However, taking into account his career, it is believed that he has made millions of dollars.

When it comes to his height, David Gergen is 5 feet with 1 inch which means that he is not a tall person but he is full of energy and he has a passion towards his own work. He is always ready to surprise people with his own performance and mindset.


David Gergen is a political commentator and worked as a presidential advisor for different presidents. He is not too tall with the height of 5feet and 2 inch. He is married, with two children and five grandchildren.


Last Modified: Mar 5, 2020

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