Amanda Carpenter – Biography: 5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know

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You cannot complete naming personalities with multi-talents without giving a mention to Amanda Carpenter, the American journalist, speechwriter, author, commentator, political advisor, and blogger.

Before she left her journalistic career to work as a political advisor and speechwriter for both and Jim DeMint, Amanda had
already worked with media outlets like the Washington Times,  Human Events, Washington Post, Politico, and However, she came back to journalism in 2015 and to date, she is a contributor to CNN.

Amanda  Carpenter’s Biography

Much information is not available on Amanda Carpenter’s background and family life but trusted records revealed that she was born as Amanda Beth Carpenter in the US on the 20th
of November 1982 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. By virtue of birthplace, she is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. No details on her parents and siblings are available but we have been able to establish that she was brought up in Montrose, Michigan by her mum who is a single parent.

Talking about her educational qualifications and background,  Amanda Carpenter is an alumnus of Ball State University where she graduated from in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Communication Studies.

5 Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • 1.  She commenced her career in the early 2000s 

Before Amanda Carpenter became the national political reporter of, she had already put in a couple of years with Human Events as their congressional correspondent from
2005 to 2007. Later on, she joined The Washington Times in March 2009, writing a daily column titled “The Hot Button” which focuses on issues on cultural, political and much more. She
became the speechwriter and senior communication advisor of Senator Jim DeMint in 2010 and in 2013, she joined presidential candidate Ted Cruz as his speechwriter, as well as a senior communications advisor.

Amanda Carpenter made a comeback to her career in journalism in July 2015 and has been functioning as a contributor to CNN. Moreso, she has made media appearances on segments of BBC, Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor, Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld, Hannity & Colmes, and she was in The Big Story, MSNBC’S Tucker, PBS’s To the Country, as well as CNN’s Larry King Live and Reliable Sources.

  • 2. Personal life 

Amanda Carpenter seems to be the type that believes in the happily ever after because she has only been into a single marriage all her life. Her spouse Chris Kinnan does not belong to the league of the famous but he runs his own business. They were high school sweethearts but their nuptials came in 2008 after Amanda put in an announcement of their engagement on Red Eye w/Tom Shillue in 2007.

Their marriage has lasted for over a decade and still going strong with a couple of kids, a boy, and a girl as proof.

  • 3. Her alleged infidelity rumors and controversy

The National Enquirer once published a story on Cruz, leveling allegations of extramarital affairs on him. According to the tabloid, he has at least five affairs outside his marriage and Amanda Carpenter was one of his women. In an interview session with Jake Tapper, Amanda disproved the allegations, saying that
the relationship she had with Cruz was purely professional and she was not even aware that he was not faithful to his wife.

Amanda even went the extra mile to make it known to the world that she loves her spouse and being a faithful wife to him is very important to her.

  • 4. Her Salary & Net Worth

Amanda Carpenter’s net worth is not known but according to submissions from some sources, it is under review. Nevertheless, her annual income is way above $350 thousand which is a culmination of all she annually receives from her jobs as an author, journalist, as well as speechwriter.

  • 5. The journalist is known to have a very attractive body stature

Amanda Carpenter is a tall woman, her height is listed as 5 feet 10 inches but the details of her body weight is not known though it has been described as well maintained. Furthermore, she is of a slim body build with general body measurement summarized as 35-24-36 inches, the breakdown of which is 35 for bust, 24 for waist and 36 for the hips. Her legs are long and slender and she comes with eyes that are brown in color with blond hair.

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