Kirsten Powers is an author, USA Today columnist, and CNN political analyst where she appears regularly across the channel including Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and The Lead with Jake Tapper. The Washington Post has called Powers “bright-eyed, sharp-tongued, [and] gamely combative” and “a ferocious advocate for her points of view.”
Powers also co-hosts The Faith Angle podcast with religion reporter Jonathan Merritt. The Faith Angle is part of Relevant Podcast Network and focuses on the intersection of faith and politics.
Powers worked at Fox News as a political analyst and contributor where she appeared regularly across the channel including Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday, The Kelly File and The O’Reilly Factor. Mediaite deemed her “Fox’s liberal to be reckoned with.”
Prior to her career in journalism, Powers was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration from 1993-1998 where she served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs. She later worked in New York state and city Democratic politics including serving as press secretary for Andrew Cuomo’s 2002 governor’s race and as a consultant to the New York State Democratic Committee. She was also Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc. from 1998-2002.
Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, the New York Observer, Salon.com, the Daily Beast, the New York Post, Elle magazine and American Prospect online.
A native of Fairbanks, Alaska, Powers currently resides in D.C.