Ashley Parker is an American personality known as a journalist. She is a White House reporter working for the Washington Post and continues to be the senior political analyst for MSNBC. Before that, she was a reporter in Washington for The New York Times from 2011 to 2017.
Ashley Parker was born on September 18, 1982 in Bethesda, Maryland and was raised by both her parents named Bruce and Betty Parker. Her father was a past president of a Washington-based trade organization called the Environmental Industries Association. Her immediate family still lives in the area where she was born.
She attended Walt Whitman High School, where she attended the Class of 2001. The school was in her hometown. She spent her junior years at La Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. Ashley is fluent in Spanish.
Ashley graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. During her senior years, she majored in English with a focus on creative writing and communication. She was also interned at The New York Sun and the Gaithersburg Gazette (owned by The Washington Post).
She worked as an editor and writer at both 34th Street Magazine and The Daily Pennsylvanian. The Daily Pennsylvanian is an independent student newspaper working for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Journalist Ashley Parker married Michael C. Bender, a White House reporter. Michael works for the Wall Street Journal. The couple married on June 16, 2018. They both have a daughter named Mazarine who was born in November 2018. Mazarine is the daughter of Michael C. Bender from his previous marriage.
Michael C. Bender is also an American personality active in her current position at the Wall Street Journal. He grew up in Cleveland and earned a history degree from Ohio State University.
He received her degree in 2000. Bender joined the Wall Street Journal in 2016 and received the 2019 Gerald R. Ford Foundation Journalism Award for Outstanding Reporting of the Presidency.
Bender is also a writer. In 2021 he published his first book entitled Frankly, We Did Win This Election. The book is based on the events that led to Trump’s loss of the election and made Joe Biden the “victor.” The book was recently featured in The New York Times and has become part of the bestseller book list.
Ashley Parker career
With the Gaithersburg Gazette, she began covering local government affairs, including city planning meetings. She also worked as a researcher for Maureen Dowd, a columnist for the New York Times. Ashley continued to appear on Washington Week.
She also wrote for The New York Times Magazine, covering many Republican Party candidates, officials and news issues. She also worked on news coverage for New York City and the White House.
Ashley also broke the news of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding for The New York Times. Ashley and her Post colleague, Philip Rucker, shared the 2017 Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for their outstanding coverage of the presidency.
Journalist Ashley Parker was part of the Washington Post reporting team. She won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting honor for reporting on Russian interference in the 2016 US election for The Washington Post.
Ashley Parker Biography
|Real name||Ashley Rebecca Parker|
|date of birth||September 18, 1982|
|Age (as of 2022)||40 years|
|place of birth||Bethesda, Maryland, USA|
|height||in feet inches – 5′ 7” – in centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 62kg – in pounds – 136 pounds|
|shoe size||7 (USA)|
|Hair color||dark brown|
Ashley Parker Family
|father||Bruce J Parker|
|school||Walt Whitman High School|
|University||University of Pennsylvania|
|husband||Michael Karl Bender|
Ashley Parker net worth
Although journalist Ashley Parker has never disclosed her net worth, it is believed that she earns a net worth of around $5 million. She has attracted good luck due to her journalism career. She has had a good career, for which she has received several awards.
Facts About Ashley Parker
- Ashley spent most of her life in Bethesda, except during her college years and a few years when she worked for The New York Times.
- After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, journalist Ashley did an internship at the Gaithersburg Gazette.
- The photos she clicked for the work appeared in Vanity Fair. She has also had her writing published in some of the city’s top publications including Glamour, The Huffington Post, The New York Sun, Life Magazine, Chicago Magazine and the Washingtonian.
- On September 7, 2019, Donald Trump singled out Ashley in a tweet, saying she was a “nasty, lightweight reporter.” He called for her to be banned from the White House.