Born in the year 1969, Kirsten Powers studied at the University of Maryland and also at the Law School in Georgetown University for one and a half years. She grew up as an Episcopalian but spent most part of her adult life as a non-believer saying that everyone was equal before God. Being an evangelical or orthodox (as she prefers herself to be called as), Christianity is a new change to her that she is still surprised about. She dated Congressman Anthony Weiner in the year 2002 for a short period, but later ended their relationship and parted as good friends. She married Dr. Marty Makary in the year 2010. He is a professor at the Department of Public Health of Johns Hopkins University.
Powers has served in the Clinton Administration from the year 1993 to 1998 in the post of Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs and also held the post of Vice President at the International Communications department of America Online. She also served for a brief period as Vice President at AOL-Time Warner Foundation. She was also the press secretary for the Democratic National Committee chair race involving Donnie Fowler and also the election campaign of Andrew Cuomo for the Governor post. She was also the communications director in the mayoral campaign involving C. Virginia Fields.
She writes columns for the Daily Beast and USA Today on varied topics including faith, human rights, and politics. She also serves as political analyst on Fox News and does shows including Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News Sunday, and the O’Reilly Factor.
Kirsten Powers as a political pundit and analyst has strong beliefs on certain issues and she supports matters that she thinks as resulting in the greater good and strongly opposes those that she considers bad for humanity. She supported issues like the Obama health care reforms, immigration reforms, gun control, and equal rights for gay community. She opposes the amendment on flag burning, death penalty, the Fairness Doctrine, and the Iraq War. She is equally against abortions done electively during late term.
Kirsten Powers has also actively involved in the ‘Vote No on 3’ campaign that led to the ballot initiative put forward by the Mayor Michael Bloomberg to oust party primary members. In addition to her journalistic and political analyst work, she also contributes to journals like The New York Observer, New York Post, USA Today, Salon.com, The Wall Street Journal, American Prospect online, and Elle Magazine.