David Axelrod Bio, Age, Height, CNN, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

David Axelrod Bio, Wiki

David Axelrod is an American journalist, working for CNN serving the station as a political consultant. He has been working with this station since 2015. 

David Axelrod Age

Axelrod is 67 years old as of 2022. He was born on February 22nd in 1955 in New York City, New York, the U.S.

David Axelrod Height

Axelrod stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches.

David Axelrod Education

Axelrod attended Stuyvesant High School in New York and graduated in 1972. Between 1972-1976, he attended the University of Chicago where he majored in Political Science.

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David Axelrod Career

Axelrod works at CNN as director of the University of Chicago’s non-partisan Institute of Politics and as the host of The Axe Files, a podcast jointly produced by CNN and his institute. He is also a veteran of journalism and politics and the retired chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Additionally, he is a retired political writer for local and national campaigns, the Chicago Tribune, and a media strategist behind 150 states, Axelrod also wrote The New York Times best-selling memoir, “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.”

David Axelrod CNN

Axelrod works at CNN where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Christina Macfarlane
  2. Chris Wallace
  3. Anderson Cooper
  4. Alisyn Camerota
  5. Ana Cabrera
  6. Zain Asher
  7. John Berman
  8. Jim Acosta
  9. Dana Bash
  10. Guillermo Arduino

David Axelrod’s Net Worth

In Axelrod’s career as a political consultant, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

David Axelrod Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

David Axelrod’s Parents and Siblings

Born and raised in the United States, Axelrod is the son of Merill Bennett who was the PM journalist and later a Young and Rubicam advertising executive. Meanwhile, his father Joseph Axelrod was a psychologist and also a huge baseball fan. Unfortunately, he lost his father to suicide at the time of his graduation.
In addition, Axelrod also has a sibling called Joan Axelrod Lehrich.

David Axelrod’s Wife/ Spouse

Axelrod is happily married to her better half Susan Landau, the daughter of research doctor Richard L. Landau. The couple met at the University of Chicago and they married in 1979. He and her wife are the proud parents of three children, including Lauren (born 1981) though details of the other two are not available.

David Axelrod’s Kids

Axelrod and Landau got their first child in 1979. Additionally, their daughter Lauren Axelrod was diagnosed with epilepsy in June 1981. In addition, the couple also got two more children namely Ethan Axelrod and Michael Axelrod.

David Axelrod Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

He is vocal on her social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 1.4M followers and about 12.9k followers on his Instagram account.