James Rubin Biography
James Rubin (James Phillip) is an American former diplomat and journalist who served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Clinton Administration from 1997–2000. He writes a regular column on foreign affairs for The Sunday Times of London, and is a contributing editor to The New Republic, writing regularly on foreign affairs. He was Visiting Scholar 2013–14 at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford.
Having served in the State Department during the administration of President Bill Clinton, Rubin became a Sky News presenter with his own show called World News Tonight. The show was short-lived and after it was canceled he became a commentator for the channel. In 2013, he moved from New York City to live permanently in London, England, with his wife, CNN Chief International Correspondent and anchor Christiane Amanpour, and their teenage son.
James Rubin Age
James was born on March 28, 1960, in Larchmont, New York, United States. He is 59 years old as of 2019.
James Rubin Net Worth
James has an estimated net worth of $14 million. However, he has not yet disclosed his actual salary to the media
James Rubin Wife/ Family
James Rubin is married to his girlfriend, Christine Amanpour who later turned into his wife. The couple knew each other since 1993. However, the couple first got identified with each other in 1997. The duo first met during the work based trip to Balkans. After some time, the couple got close to each other and got engaged in January 1998.
Furthermore, the couple tied the knot in August which was the same year of their engagement. The couple spent their marriage relationship so peacefully. Moreover, the couple also got blessed with a son, Darius John Rubin born in 2000.
Well, James Rubin has become an example for the world who himself took care of his only son while his wife went out to the other places due to her job.
Well, the couple celebrated their two decades of married life with full of joy and happiness. However, in July 2018, the pair announced that they were getting a divorce. Wherever the reason behind their separation is still hidden from the media.
Besides, there is no information regarding James Rubin’s past affairs and relations. He is living a happy life along with his son in a luxurious house in London.
James Rubin Education
Moreover, Rubin joined the Columbian University and studied his Bachelor of arts degree in Political Science and completed in 1982. Later on, he completed his master degree in the international affair at the same University in 1984.
James Rubin Career
Rubin served under President Clinton as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief Spokesman for the State Department from 1997 to May 2000. In the Clinton administration, he was considered Secretary Madeleine Albright’s right-hand man.
2000–2006: academia and media
After leaving government, Rubin and his family relocated to London. He took on a portfolio career, becoming: a Visiting Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics; a partner at communications consultancy Brunswick; and between 2002 and 2003, the host of PBS’s Wide Angle series, a weekly international affairs program.
Returning to the United States, Rubin served as chief foreign policy spokesman for General Wesley Clark’s presidential campaign from the launch of Clark’s campaign in 2003 until Clark withdrew during the Democratic Party’s 2004 Presidential Primaries, and then worked for Democratic nominee John Kerry during his 2004 Presidential Campaign, serving as a senior advisor for national security affairs. He quickly made a name for himself.
Returning to London, from October 2005 to July 2006 Rubin became lead news anchor on World News Tonight on Sky News.
Support for Hillary Clinton 2008 candidacy
After returning to the United States in 2007 in the run-up to the 2008 presidential election, Rubin was a member of Hillary Clinton’s campaign team for the 2008 Democratic nomination.
He caused some controversy when he described Lord Trimble, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and former First Minister of Northern Ireland, as a “crackpot” for stating that Hillary Clinton’s claim to have been “helpful” in the Northern Ireland peace process was “a wee bit silly”. Rubin also stated that Trimble’s opinion was not important as he was “a Protestant”, and so “traditionally conservative”.
During the 2008 campaign, Rubin was a guest on CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer in a foreign policy discussion with Susan Rice, who later became Barack Obama’s nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations.
2009 to present
Rubin joined Bloomberg News in December 2010 and oversees editorial issues of Bloomberg News in Central and South America, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. He also led Bloomberg View, a Bloomberg op-ed project, with David Shipley. After only 10 months he quit the position, appointed adjunct professor at Columbia University. Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Rubin commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2011 as well as a counselor to the state’s Empire State Development Corporation.
Rubin resigned all of his US-based positions on May 29, 2013, announcing that the family would return to London to work on several projects. Rubin is presently writing a book about America’s use of military force abroad and was appointed scholar in residence at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute.