Margaret Claire Hoover is by far one of the very successful women in the media industry having several accomplishments under her belt. She is an American conservative political commentator, political strategist, media personality, and author. She is the author of the book American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party, published by Crown Forum in 2011. Hoover hosts PBS’s reboot of the conservative interview show Firing Line.
Margaret Hoover Bio: Age, Early Life, Parents
Margaret was born on December 11, 1977 in Colorado, US to Andrew Hoover, a mining engineer, and Jean Hoover, a flight attendant. Margaret is a granddaughter of Herbert Hoover, who served as the 31st President of the United States between the years 1929-1933.Hoover got married to John Avlon an equally accomplished man in the same field as herself. John is a CNN contributor, former Rudy Giuliani speechwriter, senior columnist for Newsweek, and former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast. They have a son, Jack, born in 2013, and a daughter, Toula Lou, born in 2015.
Margaret Hoover Education Details
Hoover received her primary school education at Graland Country Day School, an independent co-educational day school in Denver, Colorado. She earned a B.A. in Spanish Literature with a minor in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College in 2001 which clearly explains her career choice. She also attended Davidson College for two years, but without earning any degree. Besides her personal accoladesHoover is committed to publicizing her great-grandfather Herbert Hoover’s legacy.
Margaret Hoover Career Details
Hoover has worked for several US administrations including; The George Bush administration as Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. She worked on Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign and was Deputy Finance Director for Rudy Giuliani’s presidential bid in 2006–07. She also worked as a staffer on Capitol Hill for Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and as Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.
She has always been pro education and enlightenment which is why she is on the Board of Overseers at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and on the boards of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association and the Belgian American Educational Foundation. She serves on the Advisory Council of The American Foundation for Equal Rights and GO Proud.
From 2008 to 2012, Hoover was a Fox News contributor, frequently appearing on Bill O’Reilly’s The O’Reilly Factor. In the branded segment “Culture Warrior”, she jousted with O’Reilly on a range of topics from entertainment news to popular culture to Hollywood and politics. Since 2012, she has been a political contributor at CNN. In April 2018, it was announced she would host Firing Line.
In 2014, she hosted the Toyota Solutions Studio at the Women in theWorld conference held at Lincoln Center, where she interviewed several participants. Hoover also hosted Firing Line, which aired on PBS for 33 years, the longest-running public affairs show in television history with a single host. Hoover’s show premiered on June 2, 2018, on WNET, which serves the New York metropolitan area, and is the largest PBS market in the country.
Hoover has been a long and enduring advocate of gay rights, including gay marriage, holding fast to the view that individual freedom and marriage are conservative values. She has been profiled in The Advocate as “exactly the brand of straight ally we need right now”.
In 2013, Hoover was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage in Hollingsworth v. Perry.
Margaret Hoover Awards
In May 2019, the Algemeiner named Hoover its Journalist of the Year for her work on Firing Line.
Margaret Hoover Net Worth And Salary
Hoover’s annual salary is not known yet but her net worth is estimated $1 Million – $5 Million.