Kirsten Powers is a political policy expert and pundit who commands the giant arms of CNN. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, Powers earned wide attention at an early age. While working for the Democratic Party in 1992, Powers was a staff assistant to Vice President Al Gore’s presidential transition team. Later, she became a writer, and wrote for outlets such as The American Prospect, the Wall Street Journal, Elle, Salon, and the New York Observer. She is currently engaged to fellow journalist Robert Draper. Her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million.
She has been married three times, including to her current husband, Marty Makary, and has two children. Her previous relationship was with former congressman Anthony Weiner, who later divorced her. She is also involved with actress Robert Draper. Despite the high profile, her net worth is modest, estimated at $20 million. As of this writing, Powers has an estimated net wealth of $1.5 million. While a columnist, she has been a popular blogger, earning anywhere from $40,000 to $110,000.
As an author, Powers earned a lot of money over her career. Before joining CNN, she was an editor at America Online, where she specialized in international affairs. She is known for writing opinion pieces against late-term abortions. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 60 kg. She has light brown eyes and blonde hair. She has received a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and Georgetown University Law School.