Karen Finney - Updated Jun 2024

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Karen Finney

Karen Finney is a political consultant, political commentator, and spokesperson from the United States. During Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Karen Finney was a senior spokesperson. Meanwhile, she has also worked as a political commentator for MSNBC and hosted the show “Disrupt with Karen Finney.”

Early Life

Karen Finney opened her eyes to the world on the 15th of August 1967, in New York, the United States. According to her astrological chart, she has a zodiac sign of Leo and she is currently 55 years old. Meanwhile, she has her belief in Christianity religion while she belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

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Caption: Karen Finney’s old photo with her father (Source: Instagram)

She was born to her parents; Jim Finney and Mildred Lee. In addition, her father worked as a civil rights lawyer while her mother is a labor negotiator by profession. Meanwhile, Karen is the only child of her parents. She moved to California with her mother as a child and attended the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professional Career

Initially, Karen served four years as the spokesperson and Director of Communications at the Democratic National Committee. Additionally, she also worked as a writer for  The Hill and is a commentator for Politico, MSNBC, and The Huffington Post. In the early 1990s, she served as Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton.

She then worked in marketing for Scholastic Corporation in the private sector. Moreover, she worked for Elizabeth Edwards during John Edwards’ 2004 presidential campaign and managed crisis communications for the New York City Panel for Educational Policy in 2001. On April 2, 2013, it was announced that Finney would host “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” a weekend news program on MSNBC. The cancellation of Finney’s weekend news program was announced on June 5, 2014.

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Caption: Karen as a host of the show, Disrupt with Karen Finney (Source: The Hill)

Finney joined Media Matters for America as a senior fellow and consultant on November 25, 2014. CNN announced on April 6, 2015, that Finney had been named Strategic Communications Adviser and Senior Spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She made her CNN political commentator debut on January 6, 2019.

She has over twenty years of experience working with political and corporate clients in the areas of political and communications strategy, message development, crisis communications, branding, and public affairs in the United States and globally. In addition, she has also worked in both the public and private sectors to improve education.

Net Worth 2023

Finney is making a lot of money from her work. Her net worth is currently estimated to be around $2 million. While she makes between $70,000-$100,000 per year. Moreover, she is an accomplished journalist in the United States.

Relationship Status

In terms of her personal life, Karen is currently living single and unmarried life. There is currently no information available about her boyfriend or her dating history. She is enjoying her independent life.  Her work keeps her very busy, and she has no time to think about her relationship.

There was a rumour that she was dating a journalist named Jonathan Capehart. However, Jonathan later denied the rumour and cleared it up on social media.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Karen Finney attending a program (Source: Pinterest)

Finney stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 57 kg. Moreover, she has a pair of brown eyes with black hair colour and her body measurement measures 36-26-39 inches.

Social Media

On her Twitter page, there are over 162.3k followers. There are over 2.4k followers on her Instagram page ‘@kfbruin’ and she is not active on Facebook.