Amanda Carpenter Wiki, Husband, Family, CNN, Salary, Age, Books

Published Date: 24 Jan, 2020 Updated date: 24 Jan, 2020

Despite the rumored gossips scattered around, Amanda Carpenter became able to gain faith from her husband. The couple are enjoying their marital life as a parents of two children.

Amanda Carpenter is an American media personality, who served as a columnist for The Washington Times. Currently, she serves as a contributor on CNN, appearing on various platforms on the network.

Amanda Carpenter Bio; Family, Education

Amanda Beth Carpenter was born on 20 November 1982 to American parents. She grew up with a younger brother in Montrose, Michigan.

Carpenter went to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. There, she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies at the age of 23 in 2005.

Her Career; CNN

Earlier, Amanda worked as a congressional correspondent for Human Events from 2005 to 2007. She then joined as its national political reporter and worked from 2008 to 2009. Meanwhile, she worked as a columnist, reporter, and blogger for The Washington Times from 2009 to 2010.

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From 2010 to 2013, Carpenter was a senior communications advisor and speechwriter to Senator Jim DeMint. Similarly, she served as a senior communications advisor and speechwriter for Senator Ted Cruz from 2013 to 2015. As of now, she serves as a CNN contributor, joining the network in 2015. She also appears as a guest on various networks such as BBC, Fox News, MSNBC and PBS.


Amanda Carpenter appears as a contributor on CNN since 2015 (Picture: Amanda’s Instagram)

Well, the talented journalist deserves an outstanding salary and earnings from her work in the media field. She reserves a remarkable salary as a contributor on CNN so far.

Husband & Children

The 37-year-old has been married to Chris Kinnan, her husband of more than 10 years. The couple exchanged the wedding knot in 2008. They got engaged after several years of dating in 2007. Amanda and her husband are the parents of two children. They welcomed their first child, a daughter on 31 January 2012. Later, she gave birth to a baby son.


Amanda Carpenter pictured with her husband and children in December 2016 (Picture: Amanda’s Instagram)

Meanwhile, the news regarding the affair between Amanda and Senator Ted Cruz was surrounded in 2016. However, she denied the rumors that she had been faithful to her husband. The couple resides together with their children in Washington D.C.

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Some Interesting Facts About Amanda Carpenter

  • Amanda is active only on Instagram and Twitter. She deactivated her Facebook account in June 2018.
  • She was named as one of “10 Staffers to Watch” by Washington Post in 2011.
  • Her name was included in the list of five “Best New Pundits” by Politico Media Company in 2009.
  • She is an author of two books, The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy’s Dossier on Hillary Clinton (2006) and Gaslighting America (2018).
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