Marc Thiessen Biography
Marc Thiessen is a Washington Post columnist, a Fox News contributor, and an American Enterprise Institute fellow. President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld also used Thiessen as their chief speechwriter.
Marc Thiessen Age
Thiessen is 55 years old as of 2022. He was born on born January 13, 1967, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 13th of January every year.
Marc Thiessen Height
Thiessen stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.72m).
Marc Thiessen Family
Thiessen was raised in the Upper East Side in Manhattan Both his parents were doctors. However, he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Thiessen has any siblings.
Marc Thiessen Wife
Thiessen is happily married to the love of his life. Pamela Thiessen, his lovely wife. His wife works as the Staff Director of the United States Senate Republican Committee. They have been blessed with 4 children.
Marc Thiessen Net worth
Thiessen has an estimated net worth of $5 million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Marc Thiessen Salary
Thiessen earns an average salary of $500,000 annually.
Marc Thiessen Education
Thiessen graduated from Taft School (1985), a private prep school in Watertown, Connecticut. He later joined Vassar college where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989. He went on to complete his graduate studies at the Naval War College.
Marc Thiessen Career
Thiessen has spent a significant amount of time in Washington, D.C., beginning with five years with the lobbying firm Black, Manafort, Stone, and Kelly. He worked for Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms as a spokesman and senior policy advisor from 1995 to 2001. (R-NC). In 2001, he joined the George W. Bush administration as Donald Rumsfeld’s Chief Speechwriter, and in 2004, he was promoted to Bush’s speech writing team. When William McGurn retired in February 2008, he took over as chief speechwriter.
Thiessen and Peter Schweizer created Oval Office Writers LLC, a communications agency, in March 2009. Thiessen has been a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2009. He also works at the American Enterprise Institute as a resident fellow. Since March 2010, Thiessen has been a columnist for The Washington Post. He has criticized the Obama administration and lobbied against the Iran nuclear deal in his writings. He backed President Donald Trump’s assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in 2020, claiming it was “defensive, preemptive, and constitutional.”
Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack, Thiessen’s first book, was released in January 2010 by Regnery Publishing. He maintained in the book that the CIA’s employment of “advanced interrogation methods” was efficient, legal, and moral. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and former Attorney General Michael Mukasey all backed the book. In February 2010, it debuted at No. 9 on the New York Times Best Sellers list for hardcover nonfiction.
Defense of Torture
The CIA’s enhanced interrogation program was not a successful technique of acquiring intelligence, according to the 6,700-page Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture. Seven Democrats, one Independent, and one Republican voted in support of the report, while six Republicans voted against it. In an article for Slate, a pseudonymous former military interrogator and author of How to Break a Terrorist described Thiessen’s book as “a literary defense of war criminals” and chastised him for depending only on the opinions of CIA interrogators.
He currently works as a contributor and correspondent on the Fox News Channel in New York. He has been featured on several shows discussing political issues affecting America. At the station he works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel