Who is Adrienne Elrod?
Adrienne Kimbro Elrod was born on June 20, 1976 in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA. She is a television personality, network executive, and political strategist, best known for her work with NBC News. She has also appeared on political programs for other major networks such as CNN, Fox News, and Fox Business. Before her television career, she was involved in the presidential campaigns of close friend Hillary Clinton.
The Wealth of Adrienne Elrod
As of early 2020, Adrienne Elrod’s net worth is estimated to be over $1.5 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. She earns money from her television work and also owns a communications company, jointly responsible for the majority of her wealth.
Early life and education
From an early age, Adrienne was inspired to work in the political field as her parents were good friends with Bill and Hillary Clinton. Her mother, who worked as a lawyer, became close friends with Hillary, as the two were some of the female lawyers at the time. Her father, on the other hand, knew Bill, as the two went to the same university together.
These family friends helped shed more light on the political world. She eventually attended Siloam Springs High School, the only one serving their county. After graduating from college, she majored in journalism and moved to Fort Worth, Texas to enroll at Texas Christian University (TCU).
The university has existed since 1873 and is mainly governed by the disciples of Christ. After graduating from college, her family ties soon led her into a very deep part of the political sphere, as she became part of the administration of then-President Bill Clinton. She worked as an executive assistant under the president for Intergovernmental Affairs.
After some time, she was promoted to special assistant in the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Her position meant she worked with then-Secretary Andrew Cuomo on programs that helped regulate and control gun ownership in the country.
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The deposition of Clinton also marked the end of her career in administration, but she remained connected.
She returned to Kansas and joined the Arkansas Democratic Party. During this time, she served as the party’s communications director and aided several candidates, including Mark Pryor who ran a successful senatorial campaign. During this time, she researched political advice and worked for a local company in Little Rock. However, she only stayed in this position for a short time as Representative Mike Ross contacted her to serve as communications director.
She moved back to Washington D.C. and served there for over a year, but during this time she took a break from work to help with Representative Nick Lampson’s campaign, in his bid to become a Texas Representative.
Build experience and continue campaign work
After this work, she joined the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, appointed as their regional press secretary. Her position required her to travel around the country, working with several Democratic candidates for office, and was one of the key figures in the large-scale Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives in 2007. The following year, she became deputy chief of the Florida staff representative Ron Klein, who helped with many of his planned policies.
Her performance did not go unnoticed as she was featured in a article by “Politico”, describing her work. Her next big project was Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, for which she held numerous positions, including press secretary and communications director. After Clinton withdrew from the race, she went to work at one of Hillary’s companies, Correct the Record. She also worked for American Bridge, and these two companies were responsible for reporting accurate news, and in turn defending against the many accusations against Clinton from her political rivals. While doing this, she also became part of the team of Loretta Sanchez, who served as a Congresswoman for California.
Elrod was part of Clinton’s second and larger presidential campaign, running against Donald Trump. Elrod was the director of strategic communications for the Hillary for America campaign, overseeing their activities and the movements of the many people involved in the campaign. She was responsible for promoting her campaign across various platforms, enlisting the help of influencers and celebrities.
After failing to win the presidency, she moved to the private sector where she founded the communications company, Elrod Strategies. She now works with a variety of clients ranging from social media personalities, corporations and other organizations.
At the same time, she has been very critical Donald Trump, often participating in movements against him. Her tenure also led to news companies contacting her and she appeared as a commentator on many TV shows. In 2019, she was signed by the NBC news network and made her first appearance on the program “Hardball with Chris Matthews”. She has been a regular part of the network ever since and works as a contributor.
She also has a podcast called “The Electables” which she co-hosts with Doug Thornell.
Adrienne is married, though she refuses to talk about details about her partner or their relationship. It is unknown if they have children as she is a private person and manages to maintain a separation between life and work even with her very public career.
Even outside of work, she is very passionate about politics and follows the political atmosphere not only for work but also for personal interest. She has recently taken an interest in up-and-coming US presidential candidates as election season approaches. She remains highly critical of Donald Trump’s presidency, often echoing the sentiments of many anti-Trump analysts and journalists.