Ashley Parker is a well-known American journalist. Ashley Parker is famous for working with networks like The Washington Post, The New York Times, and MSNBC.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Ashley Parker was born Ashley Rebecca Parker on 18th September 1982. She stepped into this world in Bethesda, Maryland, United States. By this, she is currently 39 years old and American by nationality. Similarly, she is a follower of Christianity while her birth sign is Virgo.
Moving on towards her family members, she was born to her father Bruce Parker, and her mother Betty Parker. Her father is a former president of the Environmental Industries Association, a trade group located in Washington, D.C. She has spent most of her life in Bethesda, except her undergraduate years and a few years working for The New York Times. Her nearest family has been living in the region for many years.
Talking about her educational status, she did her schooling at Walt Whitman High School. After this, she joined La Universidad de Sevilla but only for a short period. For her higher studies, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications.
Parker also interned at The New York Sun and The Gaithersburg Gazette, both of which are owned by The Washington Post. She worked as a features editor and writer for both 34th Street Magazine and The Daily Pennsylvanian, the University of Pennsylvania’s independent student newspaper in Philadelphia.
Professional Life and Career
Parker interned at the Gaithersburg Gazette after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where he covered local government, including municipal planning meetings. Similarly, she started working as a researcher for NY Times columnist Maureen Dowd. She also worked as an editor and writer for 34th Street Magazine and Daily Pennsylvania.
Moving on, she has appeared on and continues to appear on PBS’s Washington Week, and she has written for The New York Times Magazine. She mostly writes regarding a wide range of Republican Party candidates, government people, and their issues.
Moreover, she also writes around New York City and the White House regularly. Also, she covered Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Parker’s images have been published in Vanity Fair, and her writing has appeared in The New York Sun, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Washingtonian, Chicago Magazine, and Life magazine, among other publications.
The 2017 Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency was shared by her and her Post colleague Philip Rucker. She has been a member of The Washington Post’s reporting team.
Furthermore, her team won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2018 for coverage of Russian electoral meddling in 2016. Donald Trump labeled Parker a “nasty lightweight reporter” in a tweet on September 7, 2019, and demanded her to be barred from the White House.
Being a professional journalist, she has made a pretty handful amount of money. As of the online resources, she has an approximate net worth of $1 million US dollars.
On June 16, 2018, she married Michael C. Bender, a White House writer for The Wall Street Journal. Mazarine is the couple’s first child; a daughter and was born in November 2018. In addition, she is also the stepmother of Bender’s previous marriage’s daughter.
Rumors and Controversies
Ashley stays away from rumors and controversial news regularly. However, in September 2019, Donald Trump sent her a tweet in which he called her a “nasty lightweight reporter.”
Body Measurements and Social Media
Enhancing her body measurements, Ashley is an attractive and good-looking lady. Talking of her height and weight, she is 5 feet 5 inches or 1.6 meters tall and has an average weight. Also, the journalist has light brown hair and eyes of the same color. However, her other physical statistics are still missing.
When it comes to her social media handles, she is quite famous on them. She has more than 8.7k followers on Facebook, over 21.4k followers on Instagram, and a huge 443.2k followers on her Twitter account.