Amanda Terkel Biography, Age, Height, Career, Parents And Bill O Reilly

Amanda Terkel Biography

Amanda Terkel is the Politics Managing Editor at Huffington Post & also a senior political reporter. Previously, she served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor for The Progress Report and, the award-winning top political blog. Amanda has also served as the Center’s Special Assistant for Strategic Planning and has experience on various national and state-level political campaigns and in government offices.

Amanda Terkel Age

As of 2019, she is around 37 years old.

Amanda Terkel Height

Terkel Stands at s Fair Height at a Fair Height and Has a Fair Body Weight To Match Her Height.

Other P0ersonalities Include: Amanda Fish

Amanda Terkel Career

While at ThinkProgress, Amanda helped guide the site from a start-up nonprofit blog to an award-winning progressive site that drives the debates of the day, focusing on rapid-response research, reporting, and analysis. According to Politico, ThinkProgress has been on “a steady upward climb since launching in January 2005” and is now making its mark on the national political scene.

Amanda’s writings have been published by The New York Times, Politico, Salon, The Daily Beast, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Guardian, The American Prospect, and In These Times. She has appeared as a guest on various television and radio networks, including MSNBC, Fox News, and BBC, and was honored with a 2010 New Leaders Council 40 Under 40 Award, which recognizes young leaders who exemplify the spirit of progressive political entrepreneurship.

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Amanda Terkel Education

She went to services with us. I went to Sunday School. She went up through confirmation. Terkel helped teach Hebrew school for a couple of years, as part of my confirmation package, if you will, and we you know I did my bat mitzvah and so my parents just made a decision to raise us all Jewish.

Amanda Terkel Parents

When Asked About Her Family This is what she had to say.

Well, my family has always – I think it’s sort of in part because I grew up in a very small village; actually in upstate New York, under about a thousand people. And I’m adopted; I’m from Korea and my siblings are also adopted. My parent – my one brother’s African-American. My other brother is also from Korea. My parents, however, are white; my father’s Jewish, my mother grew up Christian and the rest of the town, though, however, was basically white, Christian and conservative, so we were – we were an anomaly in the town.
And I think sort of growing up with that perspective, as a minority; I think my father’s father was involved in Democratic politics, so I think I sort of grew up around those sort of politics and those sorts of ideas. So it was a lot of fun growing up in that town. I think I knew I wanted to come to Washington D.C. but I loved growing up there and it gave me certainly a unique perspective.

Amanda Terkel Husband

Amanda Has Managed to Kepp Her Personal Life Very Private. Information Regarding who she is dating or whom she is married to is still Under Investigation we will Update when Information is Available.


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Amanda Terkel is the Washington Bureau Chief at HuffPost. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor of She is a graduate of Colgate University and can be reached at, or on Twitter @aterkel. Sign up for her newsletter, Piping Hot Truth.

Amanda Terkel Harassment/Amanda Terkel Bill O Reilly

Jesse Watters, Fox News‘ ambush man, appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” Monday night to discuss his recent altercation with Huffington Post Washington Bureau Chief Ryan Grim.

On Saturday night, following the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, Grim and Watters got into a fight at an afterparty hosted by MSNBC. It was one of those glitzy Washington events where everyone tries to put aside their differences and get along for one night.
The video above (which contains some explicit language) shows the minutes leading up to the confrontation. Grim tried to get Watters to bury the hatchet with me regarding a 2009 incident in which he ambushed and harassed me while I was on vacation because I’d dared to write a critical post about Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Grim walked up to Watters — while filming with his phone — and asked him to come over and apologize to me. Watters refused. I also said I wasn’t interested in talking.

Grim continued to film, which Watters — who has made a living from ambushing people and filming them unexpectedly — couldn’t handle. He grabbed Grim’s phone out of his hand and tossed it away. When Grim returned, still filming, Watters again snatched the phone, pocketed it and refused for several minutes to give it back. He also tried to delete the video. When Grim went to retrieve the phone, fisticuffs ensued.

“Most of it seemed like the beginning of a WWE match when wrestlers are arms locked,” witness Adam Green later told The Huffington Post in an email. “Some shoving. Some drink glasses falling to the ground.”

On Monday, O’Reilly and Watters addressed the incident on “The O’Reilly Factor.” O’Reilly claimed that “this Grim character had no business bothering Jesse Watters about anything, but that is what the far left does. They seek to harm people with whom they disagree.”

Watters said he regretted the situation.

“I was at this party trying to enjoy myself. This guy came up to me. He starts putting it in my face,” Watters said. “I was friendly at first, and then he started getting a little obnoxious. Things happened, and I regret it happened, and that’s all it is.”

What hasn’t been reported is what Watters said during that conversation and how he characterized his 2009 ambush of me.

Seven years ago, I was a blogger for ThinkProgress. On March 1, 2009, I wrote a post reporting that O’Reilly was scheduled to speak at a fundraiser for a group committed to supporting rape survivors. I also noted that in the past, O’Reilly had made controversial comments about an 18-year-old woman who’d been raped and murdered, implying that it was her fault because she had been drinking and because of what she had been wearing. You can read the full post here.

In response to that post, O’Reilly sent Watters out to ambush me while I was on vacation in Virginia. On March 22, Watters accosted me on the street and asked why I was causing “pain and suffering” to rape victims and their families. He never introduced himself and didn’t give any context for what he was saying — he simply shouted questions as I tried to switch out of vacation mode and remember the short post I had written weeks earlier.

Fox News has never given an explanation for how Watters found me. I didn’t tell anyone exactly where I would be that weekend, and in retrospect, I remember a car following me for much of the way. My best guess remains that Watters found my home address, followed me for two hours to Virginia and then harassed me after I walked out of my hotel.

Watters was unrepentant Saturday night at the MSNBC party. He said I “denigrated some rape victims” and “said some nasty shit.”

“I ambushed her because O’Reilly told me to get her because she said some really bad shit… She denigrated some rape victims, so we had to call her out. It’s what we do,” Watters said.

“I love Amanda Terkel, she’s a good girl,” he added. “I’m not gonna apologize, but she’s a good girl.”

O’Reilly never reached out to me before sending Watters and his cameraman out on the ambush mission, belying the idea that he was a journalist simply trying to get a comment. O’Reilly ran segments describing me as a “far-left blogger” who attacks rape victims, and cast himself as an ally of victimized women. Sending men to intimidate, follow and ambush a young woman is an odd way to make that point.

Amanda Terkel Bernie Sanders

— Back in May 2015, when Hillary Clinton’s status as a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination seemed slightly more secure, a few of her former aides came to The Huffington Post to discuss what she truly was like as a person and politician.

One of the misconceptions that Patti Solis Doyle, one of her closest aides since the 1990s, and Tracy Sefl, her former campaign aide and staunch supporter, sought to dispel was that she was not actually progressive. And the specific topic they addressed was same-sex marriage, since Clinton had just given an interview to NPR that was, at best, awkward in explaining her views on the issue.
HuffPost asked Doyle if she believed Clinton was always comfortable with same-sex marriage, despite her previous public opposition.

“Yes I do,” Doyle said. “Like so many people, views have evolved, right? We are moving with the times, but she has always been comfortable with gay people and gay couples.”

Eight months later, Clinton is no longer the solid front-runner she once seemed to be. And her struggles are owed in large part to the political calculations she’s made in her career and that Doyle’s comments illustrate.

The former first lady and Secretary of State is currently under assault from Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) campaign for not being sufficiently progressive.

“Most progressives that I know really do not raise millions of dollars from Wall Street,” Sanders said Wednesday.

On several issues, her record has indeed run more to the ideological center than a pure progressive would like. But the charge glosses over a larger point: Clinton’s vulnerability, longtime observers insist, is a tendency towards caution and incrementalism and a willingness to occasionally suppress beliefs out of perceived expediency.

“I’m a progressive who likes to get things done,” Clinton responded Wednesday during the CNN town hall to address the criticism.

Indeed, throughout much of her husband’s career, she was viewed as an interloping hippie. The attacks were often gendered — going after Clinton for keeping her maiden name — but some of them were ideological as well. “The right started its 20-year jihad against Hillary precisely because she was an advocate for progressive causes and a champion of equal rights,” said Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress.

Clinton often clashed against the centrists in her husband’s White House. One famous example was successfully pushing then-President Bill Clinton to veto bankruptcy reform legislation in the late 1990s, when she joined forces with Elizabeth Warren, who was then still a law professor at Harvard University. A 1998 Warren op-ed moved her to request a meeting examining how the legislation — pushed by credit card companies — would disproportionately affect women trying to collect alimony and child support from their ex-husbands.

“I never had a smarter student,” Warren recounted in a 2004 interview with PBS host Bill Moyers.

“When I first started covering her, people would be like, ‘She is the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate,’” Politico’s Glenn Thrush, a longtime Clinton chronicler, said at that same HuffPost discussion.

Of course, that wasn’t entirely true — either in the Senate or before it. During her husband’s administration, she advocated for welfare reform, a policy that Peter Edelman, a longtime Clinton friend, called “The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done” in a 1997 article for The Atlantic.

And when she got to Congress, Clinton showed a tendency to work within the system, rather than against it. She did a complete flip on the bankruptcy reform legislation. Clinton said the measure had been modified to address her concerns about alimony payments, but Warren believed that the “pressures” were simply different for her as a senator from New York. She also voted for the Patriot Act, although nearly every other senator — besides Russ Feingold — did as well. But the biggest sin was her support for the invasion of Iraq.

Still, it’s frequently forgotten that during the 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton was often more progressive (on the domestic policy front at least) than President Barack Obama. In late December 2007, Obama trailed Clinton by 22 percentage points among self-described liberal voters. It was her health care plan that called for the universal individual mandate that Obama adopted once in office.

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