Michael Allen Biography
Michael Allen is an American political media personality and co-founder and executive editor of Axios and the author of the daily Axios AM and Axios PM newsletters. He previously worked as a chief political reporter for Politico and was a reporter for the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. He also worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Time.
Michael Allen Age
Michael was born in June 21 1964 in the United States.
Michael Allen Height
His height is unknown.
Michael Allen Education
Allen attended Washington and Lee University, graduating in 1986 with a double major in politics and journalism.
Michael Allen Parents
Allen is the son of Gary Allen a conservative writer and a prominent member of Robert W. Welch, Jr.’s John Birch Society, of which he was a spokesman. He contributed to magazines such as Conservative Digest and American Opinion magazine since 1964. He also was the speech writer for George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama and was an advisor to the conservative Texas millionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt. He majored in history at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and studied as well at California State University in Long Beach.In 1971, Allen wrote with Larry Abraham a book titled None Dare Call It Conspiracy (prefaced by U.S. Representative John G. Schmitz of California’s 35th congressional district and the nominee of the American Independent Party in the 1972 U.S. presidential election). It sold more than four million copies during the 1972 presidential campaign opposing Richard Nixon and U.S. Senator George S. McGovern.He passed on due to a liver ailment in 1986 in Long Beach, California, at the age of 50.
Michael Allen Siblings
He was brought up alongside his three siblings but he hasn’t revealed any information regarding them.
Michael Allen Wife
No information about Allen’s personal life is available. It’s therefore not known if he is married or dating or whether he has any children. Allen has a profile by Mark Leibovich reported that many of his friends did not know where he lived, and that none of them had ever been inside his apartment. A colleague who knew him in earlier life described him as living among ‘mounds of newspapers and a couple pieces of junky furniture’.
Michael Allen Journalism
Allen is a former chief political reporter for Politico and founder and executive editor of Axios. During his time at Politico , he wrote the daily Playbook in April 2020 in credentials to his persistent correspondence with White House communication director named Dan Pfeiffer. Prior to joining Politico, Allen worked at several other publications including The New York Times and Times. In 2010, The New York Times approximated that the Playbook brings in $780,000 for Politico. In April 25, 2010, Allen was featured in the edition of The New York Times Magazine known as “The Man The White House Wake Up To”.
His first reporting job was with the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. He also worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Time. He is considered by many to be one of the most powerful and influential journalists in Washington.
In 2004, Allen won the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Memorial Award for outstanding presidential coverage on deadline. The award was given to Allen for his reporting of President George W. Bush’s secret trip to Baghdad, Iraq.
Michael Allen Criticism And Controversy
Allen has attracted criticism for focusing coverage on superficial aspects of politics and of the culture of Washington D.C. In November 2013, The Washington Post wrote a lengthy article detailing a payola scandal in which Allen would give favorable Politico coverage in return for advertising dollars. Allen has refused to publicly comment. Jonathan Chait described Politico’s response as ‘evasive tripe’. Writing in Salon, Alex Pareene described his work as “indistinguishable from a paid advocate for business interests.”
In November 2015, Allen made an apology after the website Gawker reported that he offered to let Chelsea Clinton screen interview questions in advance of a proposed interview. The offer was made in a January 2013 email exchange between Allen and Hillary Clinton’s aide Philippe Reines. He also promised in the email that the interview would be “no surprises” and “no risk.
Michael Allen Awards
In 2004, Allen won the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Merriman Smith Memorial Award for outstanding presidential coverage on deadline. The award was given to him for his reporting of President George W. Bush’s secret trip to Baghdad, Iraq.
Michael Allen Book
Michael is the author of Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11, a book that illuminates the complicated history of the bureaucratic efforts to reform America’s national security after the intelligence failures of 9/11 and Iraq’s missing weapons of mass destruction, explaining how the National Security Council (NSC) and Congress shaped the U.S. response to the 9/11 attacks. The book was published in September 2013.
Michael Allen Salary
He has an estimated salary of$ 65,000 – 200,000.
Michael Allen Net Worth
Allen has an estimated net worth of$ 1.5 Million.
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