Elise Jordan Biography – Everything To Know About The MSNBC Journalist

Elise Jordan is a super-talented American journalist and podcaster who came into the limelight for her work as a political analyst for MSNBC. 

Elise Jordan is not just an admirable journalist, a top-notch commentator, and a first-rate speechwriter, but also a major inspiration to many young women struggling to stay strong and brave.

Despite facing difficulties in marriage, this beautiful soul has continued to push forward with courage, dignity, and determination, occupying a special position in the hearts of many American women.

Most people only see Jordan on the television. Others simply know her as an inspiring woman with big dreams and a very promising future ahead of her. In this article, we’ll take a look at everything about her, including how she lost her first husband, how she has been faring as a widow and other interesting facts.

Summary of Elise Jordan’s Biography

Age/Date of Birth:
33 years old (22nd June 1990)
6 feet 1 inch
Husband or Boyfriend:Mike Hogan (m. 2017), Michael Hastings (m. 2011–2013)
Parents: Kelly Jordan and Susan Boone Jordan
Net Worth:Not available

Elise Jordan’s Fact Card


Who Is Elise Jordan?

American columnist and journalist Elise Jordan was born on June 22, 1990, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the United States. Born as Catherine Elise Jordan, her parents are Kelly Jordan and Susan Boone Jordan while her brother’s name is Russell Jordan.

She attended Yale University, graduating in 2004. According to multiple sources, her father, Kelly, died in August 2016, at Memphis, Tennessee, due to heart failure. His brother is said to be a father of two lovely children (Ann and Thomas), whom he had with a woman simply identified as Hillary.

Elise Jordan’s MSNBC Career

Jordan currently works as a contributor for iconic news magazine – Time Magazine and a political analyst for MSNBC, an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.

As an MSNBC staff, the renowned journalist has carved a name for herself as one of America’s finest reporters and analysts. Having been in this field for many years, she has contributed a lot to the society and has also enjoyed a flourishing career experience.

As mentioned earlier, Elise has many years of experience in journalism under her belt. She has severed in several prestigious capacities in America. From 2008 to 2009, she worked as the director for communications in the National Security Council. She also did a stint in the White House Office as a Presidential Speechwriter.

Her career experiences include her work for the Commanding General’s Strategic Advisory Group at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, at the United States Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq, and as a speechwriter for NSC and a columnist for the National Review.

Elise Jordan’s Marriage to Late Husband, Michael Hastings 

Everything was moving smoothly and rosy in Jordan’s family until June 18, 2013, when Elise’s charming husband Michael Hastings died in a single-vehicle automobile crash in the Hancock Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

Until the time of his painful death in his Mercedes C250 Coupé, Michael, born January 28, 1980, in Malone, New York, was a journalist, BuzzFeed reporter, author, and contributing editor to Rolling Stone.

Born as Michael Mahon Hastings, Elise’s husband was born to Dr. Molly and Dr. Brent Hastings. He had two brothers known as Jon Jordan and Jeff Jordan.

He attended Lower Canada College (a private preparatory high school in Montreal) Rice Memorial High School (a Roman Catholic secondary school in South Burlington, Vermont), graduating in 1998.

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He later enrolled at New York University, where he majored in Journalism. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in the aforementioned course in 2002 but not without making a name for himself as a proficient journalist. In addition to writing, Hasting was also good at lacrosse and soccer.

Although he wrote so many books and novels (including The Last Magazine, which was published a year after his death), the only work that shot him to prominence is The Runaway General,  which tells the story of General Stanley McChrystal, the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in the Afghanistan war.

The article, published by Rolling Stone in 2010, earned him the prestigious George Polk Award.

Michael Hasting and Elise Jordan got married in May 2011 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. The couple had no children during the two years they lived as husband and wife.

To the admiration of many people, Elise continued to push her life and career forward with so much courage and a high level of self-esteem despite the difficulties she had faced in life. Months after her husband’s passing, she kept posting photos of him online to her followers which number more than 1K on Instagram and over 22K on Twitter.

Thankfully, a few years after the death of her first husband, Elise found love again and eventually tied the knot with her now-husband, Mike Hogan, a digital director, in 2017.


What is Elise Jordan’s Age?

Elise Jordan is 33 years old. She was born Catherine Elise Jordan to Kelly Jordan and Susan Boone Jordan on June 22, 1990, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in the United States.

What is Elise Jordan’s Height?

Elise is 185 centimetres or 6 feet 1 inch tall. According to a 2018 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average height of American women aged 20 and above, is 5 foot 4 inches tall. This makes Elise 9 inches taller than average. She also weighs 75 kilograms.

What is Elise Jordan’s Education?

The American columnist and political analyst attended Yale University from 2000 to 2004 and graduated with a

Who Is Elise Jordan’s Husband Now?

Elise Jordan is currently married to digital director Mike Hogan whom she tied the knot with in 2017. She was previously married to journalist and author Michael Hastings from 2011 to June 18, 2013 when he died in a car accident in Los Angeles, California.

What Are Elise Jordan’s Measurements

Elise Jordan’s body measurements are currently unknown. However, she stands at 6 feet 1 inch and has all the right curves in the right places.

Profile Summary
First Name:Catherine
Last Name:Jordan
Also Known As:
Catherine Elise Jordan
Famous For:Being the wife of
the late Award-winning journalist named Michael Hastings
Colleges/Universities Attended:
Yale University
Educational Qualifications:
Journalism degree
Not available
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
33 years old (22nd June 1990)
Zodiac Sign:Cancer
Birth Place:
Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Country of Residence:
Physical Attributes
6 feet 1 inch
75 kg
Eye Colour:
Hair Color:
Other Body Measurements:
(bust-waist-hips) 32-28-32 inches
Marital Status:
Mike Hogan (m. 2017), Michael Hastings (m. 2011–2013)
Family and Relatives
Kelly Jordan
Mother:Susan Boone Jordan
Not available
Siblings:Russell Jordan
Other Relatives:
Not available
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
Not available
Salary:Not available
Source of Wealth:
Journalism career
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