John Avlon Biography
John Avlon is an American journalist and political commentator. Currently, he is a Senior Political Analyst and fill-anchor at CNN and former editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast from 2013 to 2018. Avlon has also served as a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun and chief speechwriter for former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Avlon is also an author of several books, including the Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics (2004), which critically appraises both traditional American centrism and the more recent radical centrism. He also wrote Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America (2010).
Avlon published Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations in January 2017, in which he highlights the history and content of President George Washington’s parting treatise to the American people in the context of the contemporary political climate.
John Avlon Age
John was born on January 19, 1973, he is 49 years old.
John Avlon Family
Avlon was born in 1973, he is the son of Dianne Alexander (Phillips) and John Jeffrey Avlon, a lawyer and real estate executive with companies in Charleston, South Carolina, and New York City. His grandparents were immigrants and he is of Greek descent.
John Avlon Education
John joined Milton Academy, a coeducational, independent preparatory school in Milton, Massachusetts where he was educated. He is a childhood friend and schoolmate of Matthew Pottinger. He acquired his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University.
John Avlon Wife | Margaret Hoover John Avlon
In 2009 Avlon married his wife Margaret Hoover, who kept her name. The couple has a son Jack, born in 2013, and a daughter Toula Lou, born in 2015. The New York Times profiled their marriage in 2018 describing it as, “a bit like hanging out with the members of a very good-looking high school debate team warming up for a match…Their telegenic union may be a lesson in overcoming the orthodoxies that divide us.”
John Avlon CNN
Between 2013 and 2018, he was The Daily Beast’s editor-in-chief and managing director, during which time the site’s traffic more than doubled to over one million visitors a day while earning 17 journalism awards.
He is the author of the books Sovereign Nation: How Centrists Will Alter American Politics, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Right Hijacks America, and Washington’s Farewell: Message to Future Generations from the Founding Father, as well as co-editor of the acclaimed anthologies of America’s greatest newspaper columns by Deadline Artists. In his twenties, Avlon worked as New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s primary speechwriter.
He and his colleagues were responsible for preparing the eulogies for all the firefighters and police officers injured in the collapse of the World Trade Center after the September 11, 2001 attacks. “The Resilient City” Avlon’s article on the attacks, finished the anthology Empire City: New York over the years and received praise as “the single best essay written in the wake of 9/11.”
He appeared with Stephen Colbert on the Late Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Daily Show. He appeared on the Late Show. He won the Best Online Columnist 2012 award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
John Avlon Net Worth
John’s net worth is estimated to be high accumulated from his high salary for his work as a journalist and columnist. However, the actual figure of his net worth is unknown.
John Avlon Washington’s Farewell
“A vivid portrait…and thoughtful consideration of George Washington’s wisdom that couldn’t be timelier” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). A revealing look at the first President’s Farewell Address, a still-relevant warning against partisan politics and foreign entanglements.
John Avlon Political Affiliation
Avlon became a founding leader of No Labels, a 501(c)(4) citizens movement of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents in 2010, whose mission is to address the politics of problem-solving.
He also belongs to Reshape New York, a group that supports redistricting reform to end partisan gerrymandering by “proposing an independent, impartial and politically balanced citizens redistricting commission to draw fair district boundaries through a process that allows for ample public input.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Avlon to the New York City Voter Assistance Advisory Committee in 2011. The VAAC advises the New York City Campaign Finance Board on its voter engagement mandates, which include voter registration and participation in outreach activities.
John Avlon The Daily Beast
The Daily Beast was founded by Tina Brown, it has regularly landed scoops on the Trump administration despite having a small staff.
Shachtman said in Thursday’s memo to staffers that The Beast has hit its stride in recent years by doing what they do best, which is essentially…being themselves. He said Street smart, not fusty. Omnivorous and idiosyncratic in their tastes. Worldly, naughty, and always hustling.
The kind of outfit that celebrates heroes where they find ’em — Lord knows, they could use a few today — and goes after villains even harder. The kind of journalism that can’t wait to take a side, throw a punch, and go out for a drink when the fight’s done.”
It was reported by The Washington Post that Avlon begins his full-time role at CNN on June 26.
Avlon said that he loved leading The Daily Beast newsroom but after five years it’s his time for a new challenge. He said that he is looking forward to joining CNN full-time and becoming part of such a great independent global news organization.
He continued to say that it is his best time to be a journalist and that the work CNN does to put facts first is more important than ever before and he is thrilled to have this opportunity.
Margaret Hoover John Avlon Wedding
Margaret Hoover the journalist, married the Editor in Chief and director of “The Daily Beast”, John Avlon. They tied the knot on 7th November 2009. The two shared the kiss in front of their friends and family in a grand wedding ceremony.
The couple also invited media personalities to their wedding as special guests. They held their wedding at Stanford Memorial Church in Palo Alto, California. Till today the couple has already celebrated their 8th anniversary.
From their wedding to this date, the couple is having the best time of their life. There are no bad rumors regarding them. If we go through Margaret’s social media platform we can see the love between this couple.