Marie Harf Biography|Profile
Marie Harf is a skilled American journalist currently working at FNN News as an anchor. She is a contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC), providing political and national security analysis and insight across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming. She came to the network in 2017.
Marie Harf Age
She is 41 years old as of 2024. Harf was born on June 15, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She celebrates her birthday on the 15th of June every year.
Marie Harf Education
She graduated from Granville High School in 1999. She later graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a BA in Political Science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies, and then earned her master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where her thesis evaluated the prospects for continued regime stability in Saudi Arabia
Marie Harf Height|Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 55kgs.
Marie Harf Family
She is the daughter of Jane Ax Harf of Granville, Ohio, and James E. Harf of St. Louis, Missouri, and a native of Granville, Ohio
Marie Harf Husband|Married
She married Joshua Lucas on April 14, 2012, in a colorful ceremony at the Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna
Marie Harf Children
She likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Marie Harf Career
Harf started her career at the Directorate of Intelligence at the CIA as an analyst focusing on Middle Eastern leadership issues. Later, she became the media spokesperson of the CIA. During the 2012 presidential election, she reportedly helped craft U.S. President Barack Obama’s national security and communications strategy. Harf also served as a campaign spokesperson on national security issues. In June 2013, she was appointed Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of State, where she worked as the deputy under Jen Psaki.
On February 16, 2015, Harf attracted controversy for an interview she gave on Hardball with Chris Matthews, following the release the day before of a video by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. In response to questioning from Matthews on the U.S.’s strategy toward ISIS, Harf said, “We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s a lack of opportunity for jobs, whether …” Her critics ridiculed her on social media with the hashtag “#JobsForISIS”, which became a top 10 trending topic on the U.S.
Marie Harf FNN
In April 2015, Bloomberg News reported that retiring U.S. Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby would soon be appointed Spokesperson for the Department of State, replacing Acting Spokesperson Harf, who had also interviewed for the position. In 2013, Kirby had also beaten her out for the spokesperson position at the U.S. Department of Defense under Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, thereby retaining that Pentagon position under a serving and experienced military public affairs officer versus a civilian political appointee.
Harf served as Acting Spokesperson until May 13, 2015. On June 1, 2015, she began a new role as Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry, continuing her work leading the Iran nuclear negotiations communications strategy. In January 2017 she became a political commentator for the Fox News Channel. In May 2019, Harf left Fox News to work for Rep. Seth Moulton’s failed Presidential Campaign. After Rep. Moulton suspended his campaign, she became the Executive Director of the progressive Serve America PAC, founded by Seth Moulton. She returned as a Fox News Contributor in September 2019.
Marie Harf salary |Net Worth
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her broadcasting career.