About 

  • Kirsten Powers is a CNN senior political analyst and NYT bestselling author whose forthcoming book is "Saving Grace: Speak Your Truth, Stay Centered and Learn to Coexist with People Who Drive You Nuts," publishing on Nov. 2, 2021.

    Kirsten formerly was a columnist for USA Today, The Daily Beast, American Prospect Online and the New York Post. The Columbia Journalism Review called her "an outspoken liberal journalist" in a sea of opposition at Fox News, where she previously served as a political analyst.

    Her writing has been published in the Washington Post, Elle magazine, Slate, the Wall Street Journal, and Salon.com.

    Before her career in journalism, Kirsten was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration and worked in New York Democratic politics. She was also Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. where she oversaw the day-to-day communications of AOL businesses outside the United States and developed and executed the public launches of AOL businesses in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Hong Kong and Australia.

    Kirsten graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park with a B.S. in Journalism. She hails from Fairbanks, Alaska and currently resides in Washington, DC