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Marie Harf

Marie Harf is a very famous American journalist. Marie Harf has worked as a Deputy Spokesperson as well as Acting Spokesperson at the State Department. She is famously known for working as a political commentator for the Fox News Channel.

Early Life and Childhood

The birth name of Marie Harf is Marie Elizabeth Harf. She was born on June 15, 1981. Currently, she is 42 years old. Her birthplace is in Granville, Ohio, United States. Similarly, she has been raised in her Gemini. Also, she belongs to American nationality and Caucasian ethnicity.

Likewise, her parents are James E. Harf and Jane Ax Harf. Her father is a vice president and also a director of the Center for Global Education at Maryville University in St. Louis.  Both of them are from Granville, Ohio.

Furthermore, she has completed her high school studies through Granville High School. She completed her graduation in the year 1999. Later on, she enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington. Talking about her subject, she graduated with a BA in political science with concentrations in Russian, Eastern European studies, and Jewish studies.

Similarly, she has attended her master’s degree attending the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs. She used to evaluate the prospects for continued regime stability in Saudi Arabia.

Marie Harf – Net Worth 2024

According to some sources of information, the talented journalist’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $1 million  Additionally, she can earn nearly about $40,000 as her salary.

Nonetheless, other facts and figures such as her personal belongings and endorsements are not available to anyone.

Career and Professional Life

Firstly, she started by working as an examiner at the CIA’s Directorate of Intelligence. She had to concentrate on Middle Eastern administration issues. Afterward, she was elevated to the media representative of the CIA.

Surprisingly, Harf had made US President Barack Obama’s national security and correspondence system amid the 2012 presidential decision. Moreover, she was selected as the Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of State.

Marie Harf Career

Caption: Marie Harf in a conference (Pinterest)

For the post of Spokesperson for the Department of State, she was replaced by the resigned US Navy Rear Admiral John Kirby. In the bargain, he again topped Harf at the representative position at the US Department of Defense under Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

Further Career

In early June 2015, she initiated work as a Senior Advisor for Strategic
Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. She also kept on working to drive the Iran atomic arrangements correspondence technique. Amazingly, she has been able to become a political observer for the Fox News Channel in January 2017.


There do not seem to be any awards that Marie Harf has achieved to date. In addition, she has also not been nominated for any of the title awards. As she is a hard-working journalist, we positively hope that she will achieve the award titles that she deserves in the future.

Personal Life

The prominent newswoman does not seem to have any past relationships. However, she is a happily married woman. She has tied the knot to Joshua Paul Lucas. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna. Further, they got married on April 14, 2012.

Marie Harf and Joshua Paul Lucas

Caption: Marie Harf with her husband (The New York Times)

Besides, Joshua Paul Lucas is a graduate in law and strategy from Tufts University and manga cum Laude alumni of Yale. His parents are Tricia H. Lucas and John E. Lucas. Tricia H. Lucas is a supporter chief at New Futures. On the other hand, John E. Lucas is a legal counselor for the State of New Hampshire Office of Legislative Services.

Rumors and Controversy

Correspondingly, the reporter does not have to face many rumors as well as controversies.

Nevertheless, she received various types of criticism as she had given a controversial comment. She commented on some contentious topics in a 2015 interview on ‘Hardball’ with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. It was after the Islami State released a video of the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.

During that time, she said that the war could not be won by killing them. According to her, they should have helped by generating job opportunities and building their economies. It is surprising to know that the comment led to a top-ten hashtag on Twitter that day, # JobsforIS.

Body Measurements

Consequently, Marie stands at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches tall. While her weight is 53 kg. Her exact body measurements are 36-26-35 inches. She has blonde hair. But, her eyes are brown colored. Miserably, other details such as shoe size and dress size are unknown through all the sources of information.

Marie Harf Body Measurement

Caption: Marie Harf Body Measurement (Women of Influence)

Marie Harf – Social Media

Talking about social media activity, Marie Harf seems to have an account on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as well. However, none of her accounts are verified. On Facebook, she has about 2k followers. Then, she has more than 1k  followers on Instagram with a private account. Her username on it is @marieharf. Similarly, she has a similar number of followers on Twitter under the username @HarfMaria.