Marie Harf is an American journalist best known for her work as a political commentator for Fox News Channel. She also worked at the US State Department as State John Kerry’s Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications, where she oversaw the communications strategy for the Iran nuclear deal.
Age of Marie Harf
Marie Harf was born on June 15, 1981, in Granville, Ohio, to parents James E. Harf and Jane Ax Harf. Her given name is Marie Elizabeth Harf, and she was born under the sign of Gemini.
Her father, James, was a vice president and the director of Maryville University’s Center for Global Education in St. Louis. Marie is of Caucasian ethnicity and has American nationality.
Marie completed her high school education at Granville High School in Granville, Ohio. She completed her high school education in 1999. She then attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Marie holds a BA in political science with minors in Russian, Eastern European studies, and Jewish studies. Then she enrolls at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has a master’s degree in international relations.
She began her career as an analyst at the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence, where she specialized in Middle Eastern leadership issues. She was then promoted to CIA media spokesperson.
She worked on US Ex-President Barack Obama’s national security and communication strategy during the 2012 presidential election.
She also served as the campaign’s national security spokesperson. She had been appointed as the Department of State’s Deputy Spokesperson. Marie worked at the Department of State for Jen Psaki, the White House Communications Director.
The position of State Department Spokesperson was then filled by retired US Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby. She defeated Marie Harf for the position of spokesperson at the US Department of Defense under Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
On May 13, 2015, she was appointed as Acting Spokesperson. She was promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry on June 1, 2015.
Marie joined Fox News Channel as a political commentator in January 2017. In May 2019, she left Fox News to work for Rep. Seth Moulton’s failed presidential campaign. Marie returned to Fox News as a contributor in September 2019.
Married Life of Marie Harf
Since 2012, this journalist has been happily married to her beloved husband. On April 14, 2012, Marie Harf and her husband Joshua Paul Lucas married. The Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna hosted their wedding ceremony.
An Anglican priest who is a longtime friend of the couple officiated at the couple’s service. They dated for a few months before getting married. Joshua, her husband, graduated from Tufts University with a master’s degree in law and diplomacy.
As a result, he has been working as a lawyer. The married couple has been living in Washington without kids.
Net Worth of Marie Harf
According to various reports, Marie Harf has an estimated net worth of $1 million. She has earned more than the average journalist’s salary while working as a journalist. A political commentator at Fox News Channel earns an average salary of $56,434 per year.
So her earnings could range from $50,915 to $61,364. Harf’s primary source of income is undoubtedly his journalistic career. Unfortunately, her personal belongings and endorsement figures are not available to the public.
Marie faced various forms of criticism following a controversial comment she made in a 2015 interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on “Hardball” after the Islamic State released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.
“We cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war,” Harf said at the time. Harf continued,” We can help them build their economies so they can have job opportunities for these people”
Height of Marie Harf
Marie Harf stands 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m) tall. Her body weight is approximately 123 pounds (56kg). Her body measurement is around 36-26-35 inches. Marie has light blonde hair and hazel eyes.