John Avlon Biography
John Avlon is a skilled American journalist currently working at CNN as a fill-in anchor and senior political analyst, appearing on New Day every morning. Prior to joining CNN, he served as the editor-in-chief and managing director of The Daily Beast between 2013 and 2018, at a time when the site’s traffic more than doubled to over one million readers a day, and won 17 journalism awards.
John Avlon Age
How old is Avlon? He is 49 years old as of 2023. Avlon was born on January 19, 1973. He celebrates his birthday on 19th January every year.
John Avlon Education
He enrolled at Milton Academy, a coeducational, independent preparatory school in Milton, Massachusetts where he was educated. Avlon is a childhood friend and schoolmate of Matthew Pottinger. He received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University.
John Avlon Height|Weight
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
John Avlon Family
Avlon 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 Wife
He is happily married to Margaret Hoover, who kept her name. The duo tied the not in 2009. They are blessed with two children, 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 Children
They are blessed with two children, 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.
John Avlon Career|Books
He is the writer of several books Lincoln and the Fight for Peace, Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics, Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America, and Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father’s Warning to Future Generations as well as co-editor of the acclaimed Deadline Artists anthologies of America’s greatest newspaper columns. In his twenties, Avlon served as chief speechwriter to New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, he and his team were responsible for writing the eulogies for all firefighters and police officers murdered in the destruction of the World Trade Center.
In addition, his essay on the attacks, “The Resilient City” concluded the anthology Empire City: New York through the Centuries and won acclaim as “the single best essay written in the wake of 9/11.” He’s appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Real Time with Bill Maher, and The Daily Show. He won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists award for the best online columnist in 2012. He resides with his wife Margaret Hoover, host of Firing Line on PBS and a CNN contributor, and their two children in New York.
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
In 2010, Avlon became a founding leader of No Labels, a 501(c)(4) citizens movement of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents with a mission 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 citizen redistricting commission to draw fair district boundaries through a process that allows for ample public input.”
He was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg 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 Salary|Net Worth
Avlon has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
John Avlon Social Media Platforms
Avlon is very active on social media platforms and has over 91k followers on Twitter, 11.6k followers on Instagram, and over 5.4k followers on Facebook.