Marie Harf is a political commentator on Fox News Channel who once served as a Policy strategist for the former president of the United States, Barack Obama.
The TV personality was born as Marie Elizabeth Harf to parents Jane Ax Harf and James E. Harf who are natives of St. Louis in Missouri. She was born on the 15th of June, 1981. She graduated from Granville High School in 1999. Marie’s father James Harf is an Associate Vice President at the Center for Global Education at Maryville University. He also doubles as a Political science professor at Ohio State University, Columbus. Marie’s mum is a clean energy enthusiast and is currently the director of the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio.
Marie Harf is a graduate of the Indiana University Bloomington. She holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science, specializing in Jewish, Russian and Eastern European studies. She also has a Masters Degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. Her final thesis focused on the prospects of a sustained and continued regime stability in Saudi Arabia.
Her first job was as a CIA analyst, focused on Middle Eastern leadership issues at the Directorate of Intelligence. During the 2012 Presidential election, she teamed up with the campaign organization of President Barack Obama where she worked on the team responsible for communications and national security strategy. At some time, she served as a campaign spokesperson on various topics, particularly on national security.
After the Obama administration came on board, Marie Harf was drafted in as the Deputy Spokesperson for the State Department with Jen Psaki as Spokesman. After she took the job in an acting position, She was later replaced by ex-US Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby.
Her career later progressed when on the 1st of June 2015 she took up a role as a Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. She travelled on various foreign diplomatic trips overseas with Secretary Kerry, visiting over 5 continents and more than 30 countries.
Harf later became a political observer for the Fox News Channel in January of 2017. She has been in the broadcasting business for some time and now, she commands a salary of around $40,000 which rounds up nicely to around $1 million.
As one in the public eye, she has had her own share of controversies, she came under criticism after comments she made in a 2015 interview on “Hardball” with Chris Mathews of the MSNBC after the Militant Islamic State released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. She was of the opinion that America has to fight the war by helping create more job opportunities to dissuade Arabs from extremism, her comments sparked outrage on Twitter leading to the hashtag of the day #jobsforISIS.
Marie Harf Height
Marie stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. She also has impressive vital statistics of 36-26-35 inches.
Is Marie Harf Married? Husband
Marie Harf got married in 2012 to Joshua Paul Lucas at a Vienna Presbyterian Church. The couple were joined by The Rev Erin E. Bair, an Anglican priest and a longtime friend of the couple. After the marriage, Marie opted to keep her last name Harf. Her husband Lucas is currently completing his master’s degree in law and diplomacy at the Tufts University. He graduated from Yale and is the Son of Tricia H Lucas and John E. Lucas of Manchester, England.
His father is an attorney for the state of New Hampshire Office of Legislative Services in Concord. As of now, the couple has not revealed anything regarding having any children and the general perception is that they are just not ready to have kids at the moment and are in no rush to push the issue.
Fox News Career
Marie Harf started her career at Fox in January of 2017. Currently, she is a contributor for FOX News Channel (FNC) and Fox Business Network.
Marie made her first appearance on Fox News Channel on Marcha MacCallum’s program The First 100 Days. She offered her opinion on President Donald Trump’s time as President. Having served democratic governments, it will not come as a surprise if her views are a bit skewed to the left.