David Axelrod Biography
David Axelrod is an American political consultant and analyst. Axelrod is well known for being Barack Obama’s presidential campaign chief strategist. Moreover, he has worked as Senior Advisor to President Obama and is a former White House official. Currently, Axelrod serves as director of the University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics.
Moreover, he studied at Public School 40 in Manhattan. He later graduated in 1972 from the Stuyvesant High School in New York. In addition, Axelrod went to the University of Chicago where he majored in Political Science.
Axelrod became the youngest political writer in 1981. In 1984, he joined the campaign of US Senator Paul Simon as communications director. Moreover, he was hired for the campaign of Oregon Governor for Neil Goldschmidt as a media consultant in 1990.
Additionally, he was declared as a Senior Advisor to the administration of Obama on November 20, 2008. He is the founder of ASK Public Strategies and also AKPD Message and Media. Axelrod joined The Axe-Files as a senior political commentator in September 2015.
David Axelrod Age | Birthday
Axelrod was born on February 22, 1955, in New York City, New York in the United States. He is 65 years old as of 2020.
David Axelrod Family
Axelrod was raised in Stuyvesant Town, New York City. Moreover, he grew up in a liberal Jewish family and had his bar mitzvah ceremony at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Manhattan. Axelrod’s mother is called Myril Bennett (née Davidson). His mother worked as a journalist at PM which is a 1940s newspaper. Additionally, she has also worked at an advertising executive at Young & Rubicam.
Axelrod‘s father is called Joseph Axelrod. In addition, Joseph migrated from Eastern Europe to the US at the age of eleven and has worked as a psychologist. Unfortunately, Axelrod‘s father committed suicide in 1977 around the time of his graduation.
David Axelrod Wife | Children
Axelrod got married to Susan Landau in 1979. Moreover, the couple met at the University where Susan was a business student. Susan is the daughter of Richard L. Landau, a research doctor. In addition, they are blessed with three children named Lauren, Michael, and Ethan. Their first child, Lauren was born in June 1981. However, at age seven, the child was diagnosed with epilepsy.
David Axelrod CNN | Podcast
Axelrod joined CNN in September 2015 after serving at NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst. He started working at CNN as a senior political commentator. In addition, he works as a host of a show titled The Axe Files which is a podcast jointly produced by CNN and his institute.
David Axelrod Books
- Believer: My Forty Years in Politics (February 2015)
- Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: American Life in Columns
- The Bullet Catch: Murder by Misadventure
- The Cartographer’s Melancholy
- Raising Our Voices: An Anthology of Oregon Poets Against the War
- Troubled Intimacies: A Life in the Interior West
- est Guide: Loreto: Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Big Balls Better: Essays on Courage and Culture Shock
David Axelrod Net Worth | Salary
Axelrod is currently estimated at a net worth of between $100,000 – $1million. Moreover, his income is mainly attributed to his career as a political consultant and analyst. His annual salary is still under review.