Paul Begala Biography
Paul Begala is an American political consultant and political commentator. He is famous for working as the former adviser of former US President Bill Clinton. Begala frequently appears on a show titled The Situation Room on CNN among other programs on all CNN networks.
He is a research professor at Georgetown University where he is also doing his research in public policy. In addition, Begala played a vital role in the presidential election and helped Clinton to win the election In 1992. Additionally, he has also authored five political books.
Paul along with his business partner James Carville, helped then-Governor of Arkansas Clinton win the 1992 presidential election. He was then chief strategist for the 1992 Clinton-Gore campaign. Through his pursuit, Clinton carried 33 states and became the first Democrat elected President since 1976. Paul later served as a counselor to the president in the Clinton White House, coordinating policy, politics, and communications.
In addition, Paul and Carville had other well-organized political victories including the 1991 Pennsylvania United States Senate Victory of Harris Wofford, the 1988 re-election campaign of incumbent New Jersey U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, and the gubernatorial victories of Robert Casey in Pennsylvania in 1986, Wallace G. Wilkinson in Kentucky in 1987, and Zell Miller in Georgia in 1990.
Begala has also worked as a co-host of Crossfire which is CNN’s political debate program. Serving in the Clinton administration as a counselor to the president, he was a close adviser to Clinton. He helped in defining and defending the administration’s agenda, serving as a principal public spokesman.
Paul Begala Age
How old is Paul Begala? Begala is 60 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 12, 1961, in New Jersey, the United States of America. In addition, Paul celebrates his birthday on May 12th every year.
Paul Begala Height
Begala‘s height is still under review.
Paul Begala Family
Begala’s mother is called Margaret “Peggy” (née Cass) and is of Irish American ethnicity. His father is called David Begala and is of Hungarian American ethnicity. He was raised up in Missouri City, Texas in the US. In addition, his father was an oil-field equipment salesman in Missouri City, Texas.
Paul Begala Wife | Sons
Begala got married to his wife Diane Friday. In addition, the couple is blessed with four sons. The family currently resides in Virginia.
Paul Begala Education
Begala studied and later graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Texas in 1979. Later he received his bachelor’s degree in Arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Texas.
Paul Begala CNN
Currently, Begala works as a political contributor for CNN. He frequently appears on a show titled The Situation Room on CNN among other programs on all CNN networks. Begala is a former co-host of Crossfire which is a CNN political debate program.
Paul Begala Books
- Our Children Learning?: The Case Against George W. Bush, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.
- It’s Still the Economy, Stupid: George W. Bush, The GOP’s CEO, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.
- Third Term: Why George W. Bush (Hearts) John McCain, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008.
- Buck Up, Suck Up… and Come Back When You Foul Up: 12 Winning Secrets from the War Room, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.
- Take It Back: Our Party, Our Country, Our Future, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Paul Begala Net Worth | Salary
Begala has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as an American political consultant and political commentator. In addition, Paul receives an estimated annual salary of $84232.