Wiki Biography / Profile Background
- With over 20 years’ experience as a top political analyst, Jamal Simmons is the connection between politics, the media and new technology.
- He assists top political, foundation and religious leaders in all matters of communication.
- If you are looking for a lively, engaging and informative political debate seek out one featuring Jamal as you can guarantee it won’t disappoint.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Jamal married Jewel James, his long-time girlfriend in 2016.
- They live in Washington DC with their son, Truth who was welcomed into the world in March 2018.
- His father is a neo-African abstract painter who is also the brother of hip hop promotor Russell Simmons and Joseph Simmons ‘Reverend Run’ of Run D-M-C.
Early Life and Education :
- Jamal was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 20, 1971.
- Morehouse College in Detroit’s Cass Technical High School was where he was educated.
- He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and also the Presidential Award for Distinction.
- Later, Jamal went on to attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy.
- He is an honorary member of the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation.
- While living in Detroit, Jamal volunteered on campaigns. He got his first break in presidential politics when he traveled with Bill Clinton during his 1992 campaign. This led to him becoming a political appointee during Clinton’s first administration.
Work : Career, Income, Salary and Net worth
- While Al Gore was running for vice president, Jamal was his communication aide. H also served as his spokesman during the West Palm Beach, Florida’s recount.
- As his reputation for professionalism grew he took on roles such as traveling press secretary to presidential candidates Bob Graham and Wesley Clark, campaign communications director or Chief of Staff for various senators.
- While working for President Bill Clinton, Jamal planned events for the White House around the world.
- He was the lead interviewer for The Root 100 miniseries on Aspire TV Network can be added to his ever-growing list of accolades.
- He worked for CNN commentating on the 2008 Presidential campaign
- Jamal commentated on the Democrats politics during the 2010 congressional election.
- He currently commentates on political and current affairs for MSNBC, and CNN, as well as ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’ on ABC.
- In 2013 Jamal became Co-founder of CRVIII/Crate a digital platform connecting millennial artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
- Jamel is also the CEO in the consulting firm The Raben Group where he provides counsel on communication and strategic matters for corporate and non-profit clients.
- His views are regularly sought out, and therefore he has written for GQ Magazine, the New York Times and Politico.
- If you switch on to Hill TV you will find Jamal is a regular face presenting on all matter of topics.
Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Jamal loves to travel and write. He has visited 5 continents and visited more than 35 countries.
- He once worked with the legendary Quincy Jones on the 2004 charity concert We Are The Future.
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