Josh Barro is an American Journalist who is very popular for his works at Business Insider before moving to The New York Times as well as his appearances on a number of TV shows such as Unsafe Space and Real Time with Bill Maher. He is mostly known for among other things, his political commentaries. Here is all to know about him.
Josh Barro Quick Bio
He was born Joshua A. Barro on July 17, 1984, in the United States. While he was brought up in Massachusetts, much isn’t known about his family life.
For his education, Barro had his High School education in Boston before moving to Harvard University where he graduated with a degree in Psychology.
His father, Robert Barro, was a well-known orthodox-conservative economist. This would go on to shape his political ideology into becoming a Republican, but it failed to sustain it as he was soon to find himself leaning as a Democrat following the emergence of Donald Trump as the front-runner of the Republican Party towards the 2016 US presidential election.
Josh Barro kicked off his career with the Manhattan Institute as a senior fellow. He likewise worked at Wells Fargo where he was a commercial real estate banker. He has gone on to work with Bloomberg L.P. and Business Insider before he moved to the New York Times.
Barro was noted as one among Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012. He emerged as one of the brightest in the said category in the media sector. At the time, he was only 28 and was a Lead Writer with Bloomberg View where he gives his opinion on politics and economics.
He was on the list alongside people like Mashable CEO Pete Cashmore, CNBC Anchor Kelly Evans, and founder of Daily Muse Kathryn Minshew.
He has appeared on many shows such as The Place for Politics 2016: MSNBC Overnight California Primary Coverage in 2016 and has been a contributor on Weekend Today. He was co-host of The Cycle from 2013 to 2015.
Is Josh Barro Married, Who’s His Partner and Gay Husband?
Josh Barro has not kept the fact that he is gay secret. He noted that he came out openly as a gay since his High School days in a suburb of Boston where there was no much opposition towards the lifestyle. Next, when he found himself in the University, he also stated that his sexual orientation was greatly encouraged so he had no problem at all. Further still, it did not cause any problem for him as he rose in his professional life.
Nevertheless, as a result of the fact that he is gay, Josh Barro has received a lot of hate from people. He stated that some of the people who sent a lot of hate to him were fans of Duck Dynasty following an article he wrote on Phil Robertson after his comments on homosexuality, race, and other things.
Then a writer with Business Insider, Barro said the emails which were meant to hurt him have actually turned out to help him in understanding that the opportunity he got was an obligation for him to be mindful.
While it is not known if he has dated anyone in the past, on 14th January 2017, Josh got married to Zach Allen, who has been his boyfriend for a long time. The marriage held at a private event in New York. It was in Washington DC that the two men met in December 2003 at the Human Rights Campaign national dinner. Since from them on, the two have remained together. They had their engagement in 2015.
Who is Zachary Allen?
Not someone who is in the eyes of the public since he has less public dealings, Zachary Allen is not someone that is known by many people.
Nevertheless, he is said to be the founder of the company, TIPAH consulting. The company which was founded in 2013 is said to be an events company.
Apart from this, he is also very popular among the members of the (Democrat National Committee) DNC as he is seen as a very strong fundraiser for the party. He was as well once the Finance Director of the DNC. Among other things that he is known for, Zachary was a fundraiser for the former US president, Barack Obama.