Kirsten Powers is a FOX News political analyst and columnist for the The Daily Beast. She brings a unique perspective to her commentary from her real-world experience working in politics and business. Powers is also a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors where she writes on politics, culture, women’s rights/feminism, and faith.
Kirsten Powers’ political career began answering phones for Bill Clintons 1992 presidential campaign. Following his win, she joined the Clinton-Gore transition team. She landed at the White House in 1993 where she moved quickly through the ranks to become Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs. After serving as America Online’s Vice President of International Communications, Powers returned to politics as Press Secretary to Andrew Cuomo’s 2002 governor’s race before turning to political commentary and writing.
Since joining FOX News in 2003, Powers has been featured on the O’Reilly Factor, Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday, and other FOX programming. Powers provided 2008 election coverage from the primaries to the inauguration of President Barack Obama. She covered election night for the 2010 mid-term elections and 2012 GOP primary. Her writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New York Observer, The Daily Beast, The New York Post, and Ellemagazine.