David Axelrod Biography
David Axelrod is a well-known American former White House official, political adviser, and analyst who currently works as the Senior Political Commentator for CNN. He also serves as the non-partisan director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. David is well-known for serving as Barrack Obama’s main strategist during his presidential campaigns, and he was moved to Senior Adviser to the President following the election.
David Axelrod Age
David Axelrod was born in New York City, in the United States of America on February 22, 1955. He is 66 years old.
David Axelrod Height
David stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 7 in/1.77 m tall.
David Axelrod Family
David was born in New York City and reared there by his loving and caring parents, Myril Bennett and Joseph Axelrod. His mother was a writer and advertising executive at Young & Rubicam at the time. His father was a psychologist who was also a big baseball enthusiast. In 1963, his parents divorced. Tragically, his father, who suffered from severe clinical depression, committed suicide in 1977.
David Axelrod Wife
David has a wonderful marriage with his gorgeous and diligent wife Susan Landau. They have been living together since their marriage in 1979. The lovely couple met while both were students at the University of Chicago. At the moment, they are proud parents of three adorable kids.
David Axelrod Kids
David and his wife welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lauren, two years after their marriage. Seven months later, though, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Lauren was mainstreamed at school despite her disability.
She was placed at Misericordia, a Chicago developmental home for adults with substantial developmental difficulties, after graduating from high school in 2002. David continues to argue for a flexible, diverse approach to group homes and support situations in 2022.
David Axelrod Education
David attended Stuyvesant High School in New York before enrolling in the University of Chicago in 1972, where he earned a degree in Political Science.
David Axelrod Salary
David annually receives a salary of $99,380.
David Axelrod Net Worth
David’s accumulated net worth is $4 million.
David Axelrod Career
After working as the City Hall Bureau Chief and a political columnist for The Chicago Tribune, David left the magazine in 1984 to join Paul Simon’s campaigns as communications director. A year later, he founded Axelrod & Associates, a political consulting firm.
Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, recruited David in 1987. He quickly rose to prominence as a significant figure in the campaign for black politicians. David has campaigned for various black candidates, including Philadelphia’s John F. Street, Cleveland’s Michael R. White, Washington’s Anthony A. Williams, Detroit’s Dennis Archer, and Houston’s Lee P. Brown.
David was engaged as a media strategist for Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt’s re-election campaign in January. However, Neil Goldschmidt stated in February that he would not run for re-election. The Liberal Party of Ontario kept David to assist Dalton McGuinty in winning the elections.
He also served as a consultant for Exelon, an Illinois-based utility that managed the world’s largest fleet of nuclear reactors. He worked on numerous successful campaigns in 2006. His successful campaigns include those for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
He is currently the Senior Political Commentator at CNN, where he has worked since 2015. In addition, he works as the Director of the non-partisan Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. He also presents The Axe Files podcast.
His first position as a journalist was at the Hyde Park Herald, where he worked as a writer specializing in politics. David began his internship with the Chicago Tribune while still a university student and was eventually hired permanently for eight years. He covered national, state, and municipal politics there.