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Ashley Parker Washington Post :: Married, Engaged, Husband, Bio, Age

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Personal Information Summary
Name Ashley Parker
Eyebrows It was a GIF of Ashley Parker’s facial expressions and eyebrows that became viral.
Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB Born in 1982. As of 2023, she is around 41 years old.
Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Engaged / Fiance / Partner Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.
What newspaper did Ashley Parker work for? She was a features editor and writer for both 34th Street Magazine and The Daily Pennsylvanian, an independent student newspaper
Children / No. of Kids 1
Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race White
Nationality American
Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background

Introduction :

An esteemed Pulitzer Prize Winner, Ashley Rebecca Parker, is a renowned American journalist originally from Bethesda, Maryland.

Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :

  • Ashley was born in the year 1982 & her high schooling was done at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • In 2018, Ashley got married to Michael Charles Bender, who is also a White House Reporter. There is a five-year age difference between the two. This was also Michael’s second marriage.
  • The pair had first met in 2015 but started dating only in 2017.
  • Ashley is the daughter of parents Betty A. Parker and Bruce J. Parker. Her dad retired as the president and CEO of Environmental Industries Association, a trade association in Washington. Her mom worked as a gardener in the Washington area.

Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info

  • Ashley completed her high schooling was done in Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • She spent her junior year at La Universidad de Sevilla, in Spain. As a result, she became fluent in Spanish.
  • Later, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. She got her Bachelor’s degree in English and Communications, specifically focusing on Creative Writing. Parker also received the Benjamin Franklin Scholarship & was also awarded with Nora Magrid Mentorship Prize for writing in her senior year.
  • Ashley interned with The New York Sun and Gaithersburg Gazette.
  • She was also the feature editor and writer for 34th Street Magazine and The Daily Pennsylvanian – an Independent Newspaper run by students of University of Pennsylvania.

Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Ashley’s first professional experience came about as a researcher for Maureen Dowd, a columnist for The New York Times and a renowned author.
  • Following this in October 2005, she started writing for The New York Times Magazine.
  • Ashley has also made intermittent appearances on Washington Week on PBS Network.
  • Besides this, she has written for several publications such as Life Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Washingtonian, Glamour and The Huffington Post.

Interesting Facts and Trivia :

  • While Ashley can be pictured as glued to her personal computer writing for various publications, her photos have interestingly appeared on Vanity Fair magazine.
  • She had covered Chelsea Clinton’s wedding for The New York Times.
  • One of her high school classmates was Andrew Feinberg, former White House Correspondent for Sputnik, the Russian State-owned news agency.
Body Figure / Physical Info

Ashley Parker Measurements :

  • Eye Color : Blue
  • Haircut / Hair Color : Brown
  • How tall is Ashley Parker Height : 5′3″
  • Feet / Legs / Boots / Shoe Size : No confirmed information available.
  • Pregnant? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.

8 thoughts on “Ashley Parker Washington Post :: Married, Engaged, Husband, Bio, Age”

  1. She is an exceptional reporter and analyst. Yes, she has a wonderful smile, agreed. But her eyes to me are so engaging. She has whatever future she wants with her career.

  2. I hesitated for days to say this, and the reason is, I have said it before, and if I say it again I will sound like a dumb stalker…LOL! Ashley, I have told you before, and I want to tell you again. I have met many people in my life, but I have never met anyone who immediately touched me as YOU DID !! Years back when you first appeared, I saw you and thought you must be sad. You had a sad, serious pretty face…so I wrote to you and told you to smile…AND YOU DID!

    And TODAY…it just gets better..Ashley, when you release that beautiful, fun smile…I am sitting there SEEING THE BEST SMILE I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! You light up a room, and your smile just is magic that turns people from quiet to JOYFUL. I so hope if you ever have a little daughter, she will have THAT SAME SMILE FROM HER MAMA..and bring YOU joy, as you do for US! LOVE YOU ASHLEY. Thanks for lighting my life.


  3. Smiling or Serious, Ashley, I admire and appreciate your perspective, your insight and your ‘above the fray’ demeanor when discussing serious matters.

  4. I agree that she has a great smile. But then she lapses into what seems a decided sadness. And she has bags under her eyes – odd for such a young woman. Is she depressed?


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