Sally Kohn is an American political commentator and public speaker with liberal leanings. She is a respected community organizer and founder of a think tank called Movement Vision Lab, which is geared towards developing and propagating progressive and liberal viewpoints and ideas at the grassroots level. She is one of the most revered voices in America’s political and sociopolitical landscape.
Kohn has served as a contributor for Fox News, MSNBC, and is currently a regular commentator on the global news network, CNN. She is frequently invited to speak at major business conferences and universities. Making insightful comments on political division, diversity, racism, identity, and hate, Sally also postulates ideas on how these issues can be eradicated.
She has written columns and opinion pieces for several high profile magazines such as the New York Times, Washington Post, New York Magazine, RollingStone, Afar Magazine, USA Today, More Magazine, Time, and many more. She has also been invited to give a Ted Talk on three separate occasions, all of which have received over 4 million views. Sally Kohn trains people in public speaking, helping community workers and big shot executives alike to improve their communication skills. She is also a published author, having released her first book, The Opposite of Hate in April 2018.
Sally Kohn Biography (Ethnicity)
The skilled speaker was born Sally Rebecca Kohn on March 27, 1977, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to Donald and Melinda Kohn. Her father worked as an engineer, while her mother was a computer programmer. Her family is of Jewish ethnic heritage.
Sally Kohn attended high school in Allentown before leaving for Washington, where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the prestigious George Washington University. She furthered her education, graduating from New York University with a joint degree in law and public administration in 2002. While at the School of Law, she became a Root Tilden public service scholar. She received a master’s degree from Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in public administration.
Sally secured a position with the Urban Justice Centre as a consultant, where she published a report on the realities gay youths face in New York’s juvenile justice system. She went on to become a fellow at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, once again publishing a brilliant manual for planning campaigns for domestic partnership benefits. After that, she worked as the executive director for Third Wave Foundation, a foremost feminist organization.
She completed a fellowship program at the Ford Foundation, where one of her responsibilities included managing annual grants worth millions of dollars and distributing them to organizations around the country that were fighting for social justice. While in the program, she also served as a strategic advisor to the Social Justice Infrastructure Funders.
Kohn has also served as the senior campaign strategist for the Centre for Communities Change, managing ideas and leading innovations for the organization. She has been instrumental to the creation of numerous initiatives focused on reforming rural and urban communities in terms of health care, representation, and social justice.
Her Salary and Net Worth
Thanks to her lucrative job as a regular commentator on CNN, Sally Kohn receives over $60,000 annually by way of salaries. Coupled with the amount of money she rakes in from public speaking, the media personality is very well to do and can afford some of life’s best comforts. Figures for her estimated net worth are not available currently, but it is no doubt an impressive sum.
Affairs and Relationships
The revered essayist and commentator is a lesbian. She is not married, even though gay marriage is legalized in America. However, she is living with her current life partner and girlfriend, Sarah Hansen. The two met in 2003, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, while attending the World Social Forum. They quickly grew attached together and their relationship blossomed. They went from simply dating to moving in together and show no signs of changing the cozy arrangement anytime soon.
Sarah and Sally Kohn have a child together, a daughter named Willa Hansen-Kohn whom they absolutely adored. Kohn once wrote an essay where she said she hopes her daughter grows up to become gay and that she would be a bit disappointed if she wasn’t. Nonetheless, she insists that her daughter would be free to love whomever she liked without ever needing to be ashamed or afraid to do so.