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Jamal Simmons

Jamal Simmons

American journalist
Jamal Simmons
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Intro American journalist
Is Journalist
From United States of America
Type Journalism
Gender male
Birth 20 July 1971, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.A.
Age 49 years
Family
Spouse: Jewel James
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Biography

Jamal Simmons is an American political analyst, interview host, and commentator.

Education

Simmons attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. In the years 1988-1993, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 1995, he enrolled at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and graduated with a Master's degree in Public Policy, in 1998.

Career

Simmons has been long associated with politics. In the early 1990s, he worked as a press assistant for Bill Clinton and Al Gore. In 1993-1995, he was Press Assistant to the 11th United States Trade Representative Mickey Kantor. In 1996–1997, he was Special Assistant to Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Over the following years, he worked in various capacities for such democratic politicians as Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (in 1999/2000,) Joe Lieberman (in 2000,) Max Cleland (in 2002,) Bob Graham (in 2003,) and Wesley Clark (in 2003/04.) He also served as an advisor to Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign.

In 2009, he joined The Raben Group, a public affairs and communications firm working across corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors.

In 2013/14, Simmons hosted the second season of "The Root 100," a mini-series on Magic Johnson's "Aspire TV" network where he interviewed political, faith, business and entertainment leaders, including Issa Rae, John Legend, Ben Jealous, Van Jones and Condola Rashad. Working with the Hill TV, since March 2018, he has interviewed many noted public figures including U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Elijah Cummings, rapper Wale, and comedian Rosie O'Donnell and talk-show host Chelsea Handler.

Simmons is regularly seen as a political analyst and commentator seen on MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN.

Persona life

Simmons married Jewel James in 2016. The couple lives in Washington D.C.

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Article Title: Jamal Simmons: American journalist - Biography and Life
Author(s): PeoplePill.com Editorial Staff
Website Title: PeoplePill
Publisher: PeoplePill
Article URL: https://peoplepill.com/people/jamal-simmons/
Publish Date: 03 Jan 2017
Last Update Date: 09 Feb 2020
Date Accessed: 25 Nov 2020
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