- Full Name Amanda Beth Carpenter
- Occupation Author, Political Advisor, and Speechwriter
- Nationality American
- Birthplace USA
- Birth Date Nov 20, 1982
- Age 39 Years, 10 Months
Amanda Carpenter | BiographyAuthor of 'The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton' & 'GASLIGHTING AMERICA: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us'
In 2010, she was hired as a speechwriter and senior communications advisor to Senator Jim DeMint. The following year, Washington Post listed her on the prominent 'Top 10 Capitol Hill Staffers to Watch.' Followed by that, she became the communications director to Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
Amanda Carpenter is a political commentator at the CNN news.
Who Is Amanda Carpenter?
Amanda Carpenter is an American author, political commentator, and speechwriter. She is a former senior advisor and speechwriter to Senators Jim DeMint and Ted Cruz.
She began her career right after college as a journalist at the congressional correspondent for Human Events in 2005. Then, in 2008 for a year, she worked for Glamour Magazine as an election reporter. While alongside, she contributed to the Townhall.com and the Townhall Magazine as their national political reporter.
In addition, from 2007 to 2009, she frequently appeared on national broadcasting channels as a guest or political correspondent. And, from 2009 to 2010, she worked for the Washington Times as a columnist, reporter, and blogger.
After the Washington Times, Carpenter took a brief hiatus from journalism and worked for the Senate Department. She eventually returned to journalism in July 2015 as a political commentator for CNN.
How Old Is Amanda Carpenter?
Amanda Carpenter was born Amanda Beth Carpenter on 20 November 1982.
Carpenter joined Ball State University, Indiana, in 2003. In 2005, he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree with a major in communication studies and a concentration in rhetoric.
While at university, she also won the 2005 'All America Debate Championship.'
Career in Journalism & CNN
Carpenter began her career as a congressional correspondent for Human Events at Eagle Publishing. She started there right after graduating in 2005 and continued till 2008.
After that, from January to December 2008, she worked as an election blogger at Glamour Magazine. There, she was a weekly contributor to the magazine's 2008 blog Glamocracy. For her political literature on the blog, she was also named 'One of the Top Five Best New TV Pundits' by Politico.
While alongside Glamour Magazine, from 2008 to 2009, Carpenter worked as a national political reporter for Townhall.com and the Townhall Magazine. As a political reporter, she wrote columns and daily blogs for the site and contributed video features to their show The Five and their email newsletter, The Political Beat.
From 2007 to 2009, she also appeared as a frequent guest in the national broadcasting channel's political shows, including Fox's The O'Reilly Factor, Fox and Friends, Hannity, Cavuto, followed by CNN's Larry King Live, Situation Room, Reliable Sources, Campbell Brown, and MSNBC's Hardball.
Further from 2009 to 2010, Carpenter worked as a columnist, reporter, and blogger for the Washington Times. As a columnist, she crafted for the daily print column, The Hot Button, and frequently blogged on the Drudge Report. Followed by that, she also reported features, contributed and guest anchored for the Washington Times radio program.
After the Washington Times, Carpenter took a brief hiatus from journalism and worked for the Senate Department. She eventually returned to journalism in July 2015 as a political commentator for CNN. At the same time, she also contributed columns for Bulwark Online.
Carpenter briefly served at the United States Senate Department, Washington. In 2010, she was hired as a speechwriter and senior communications advisor to Senator Jim DeMint. The following year, Washington Post listed her on the prominent 'Top 10 Capitol Hill Staffers to Watch.'
Followed by that, she became the communications director to Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Subsequently, in 2013, she led Cruz's infamous campaign about the #MakeDCListen speech, named one of the 'Best Political Soundbyte Produced in 2013'. Then, in 2014, she was featured by the Roll Call describing her as the capitol hill's most-followed staffer under the featured article titled 'Ted Cruz's Twitter Torrent: Outspoken GOP Aide Takes on Own Party.'
Respective of her duties, Carpenter wrote countless op-eds, speeches, talking points, briefing papers, jokes, press releases, tweets, Facebook posts, and other materials for both the senators. Her coverage area included economics, campaigns, healthcare, foreign policy, and constitutional issues, among others. In addition, the staple magazines like The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and other publications subsequently featured her work for the senators.
Carpenter published her first book, 'The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy's Dossier on Hillary Clinton' in 2006. In the book, she highlighted Clinton's Global Initiative and the following conflicts it brought in the international community.
Then, in 2018, she published 'GASLIGHTING AMERICA: Why We Love It When Trump Lies To Us.' According to the book's description, Carpenter talks about the issues brought about by Trump's fabrication of facts, which gaslighted the majority of America.
Husband & Kids
Carpenter is married to her husband, Chris Kinnan. They have two young children. The family lives in the DC area in the United States.