Mary Kissel Biography
Mary Kissel is an American Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, where she provides advice on policy and messaging and conducts special assignments for the Secretary. Previously, she was a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board in New York City, and opinion editor of The Wall Street Journal Asia, based in Hong Kong, responsible for the newspaper’s commentary on Asia-Pacific.
Mary Kissel Age
Mary Kissel was born on 13 December 1976 in Florida, United States. Mary Kissel is 42 years old as of 2018.
Mary Kissel Education
Mary Kissel received a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University, she performed the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra in Harvard College Opera. he is also a graduate of the Dreyfoos School of the Arts. She earned a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, studying at the university’s Bologna, Italy and Washington DC campuses. She was known as marimba virtuosa on campus.
Mary Kissel Net worth
Mary Kissel earns her income from her journalism work. She also earns her income from other organizations and from the Awards industry. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.
Mary Kissel Husband
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Mary Kissel Journalist
Mary Kissel started her career as a fixed income research and capital markets specialist at Goldman Sachs, an investment bank, in New York City and London. Immediately prior to her appointment as Senior Advisor to the Secretary at the U.S. State Department, Kissel served as a member of The Wall Street Journal editorial board in New York City, where she contributed editorials on foreign affairs for the newspaper’s “Review & Outlook” column.
She hosted the Journal’s popular “Foreign Edition” podcast on foreign policy, where she interviewed and debated guests ranging from former Secretary of State George Shultz to National Security Advisor John Bolton. She also served as a Fox News contributor from 2017 to 2018, appearing as a regular panelist on The Journal Editorial Report, Sunday Morning Futures and Mornings With Maria. On Thursday evenings, Kissel co-hosted The John Batchelor Show, a nationally syndicated talk show.
She joined The Wall Street Journal Asia in Hong Kong in 2004 as a foreign correspondent, and contributed to the Money & Investing section’s Heard in Asia column. From 2005 to 2010, she served as editorial-page editor, responsible for the newspaper’s commentary on Asia-Pacific. In that role, she traveled widely throughout the region, profiling the Dalai Lama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, and Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, among others.
She warned against Beijing’s military build-up in the Pacific and the Party’s repression of Hong Kong’s freedoms. She has also written for the Far Eastern Economic Review, The Spectator, and World Affairs. Her television credits include ABC News, CNN, MSNBC and Sky News Her radio appearances include ABC Radio, Fox News Radio, Radio National and the Larry Kudlow Show, among others. In 2006 she appointed in the Claremont Institute Lincoln Fellow and a Hoover Institution Edwards Media Fellow in 2012 and 2016. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mary Kissel Public appearances
- 2018, Spoke at the American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program, Washington DC, June 20, 2018.
- Moderated panel at Independent Women’s Forum’s screening of “The Price of Peace,” Washington DC, March 22, 2018.
- Moderated discussion with former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster for the 2nd Annual Fouad Ajami Memorial Lecture, Hoover Institution, Washington, DC, October 30, 2017.
- Spoke at the Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Palm Beach, Florida, September 19, 2017.
- Moderated discussion with Steve Forbes, Steamboat Institute, August 26, 2017.
- Spoke at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation summer gala, Plymouth Notch, Vermont, July 3, 2017.
- Spoke at the Four Arts Foundation, “Is Asia Lost to China?,” Palm Beach, Florida, March 21, 2017.
- Moderated discussion with Devin Nunes, Steamboat Institute, Monterey Bay, California, February 25, 2017.
- Moderated panel with Deborah Brautigam, Mark Gilbert, and John McLaughlin, “Strategic Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Next U.S. Administration,” Amici di Bologna, Washington DC, October 10, 2015.
Mary Kissel Trump
Trump supporters are scratching their heads as to why Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has hired Never Trumper Mary Kissel as senior adviser for policy and strategic messaging at the State Department. Next, I’d like to announce the addition of Mary Kissel. She has joined us from the Wall Street Journal. Many of you may have known Mary during her 15 years at the Wall Street Journal, and we cannot be more thrilled to have her on board as well. Mary will be working for the secretary as a senior adviser to the secretary for policy and strategic messaging.
While at the Journal, she also served as a member of the Journal’s editorial board. So we’re thrilled to have her on board. She’s also an expert on Asia, and we look forward to the introduction you to both of them in the near future. She hires caught many by surprise, given her blatant public criticism of the president and his policies. She has criticized the president as recently as this summer. In a July 16 interview with Fox News, she called Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “great propaganda victory” for Putin.
She has been highly critical of the administration’s trade moves against China. “Oh great. Let’s have the government use taxpayer monies to solve a problem that the government created. losing,” she tweeted on July 24, in response to the administration plans to spend $12 billion to aid farmers hurt by the trade disputes. In fact, a review of her Twitter accounts shows numerous outright disagreements with his policy. She criticized the president on canceling military exercises with South Korea to pave the way for diplomatic talks and bashed his efforts at engagement with North Korea.
She also trashed Republican senators who traveled to Russia over the summer, calling them “useful idiots.” They included Sens. Steve Daines (R-MT), John Hoeven (R-ND), Ron Johnson (R-WI), John Kennedy (R-LA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and John Thune (R-SD). But Kissel has not only been critical of Trump’s foreign policy, she trashed his candidacy in the lead-up to the election. “Donald Trump does not seem to know very much about the world, and he certainly doesn’t know very know much about foreign policy,” Kissel said on August 26, 2016, at the Steamboat Institute’s 2016 Freedom Conference.
Kissel also went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe numerous times to bash Trump before the election. “The guy just makes things up as he goes along,” she said on Morning Joe on March 4. “Trump has no principles he has no policies, and he’s making it up.” She also predicted he would lose. “Trump seems to have a ceiling. It’s around 30 to 35 percent.” On April 20, 2016, she was on Morning Joe again, refusing to say if Trump was “terrible for America.” Instead, she said, “I don’t like a lot of his policies. I don’t like the policies. We are pro-trade, we are pro-immigration.”
She also slammed his “temperament,” predicted there was “no way” he would win South Carolina and Florida, and accused him of “whipping up nativist” fears to further his own brand. Her criticism even caught the eye of Trump who retweeted a tweet that called Kissel a “loser” on March 4, 2016. It is not clear whether Trump is aware that she has been hired, and many Trump loyalists cannot figure out how it happened. Robert Wasinger, who served early on in the Trump administration as White House liaison to the State Department, told Breitbart News in a statement:
Putting Mary Kissel in charge of defining the Trump Doctrine on foreign policy for the State Department is like putting Ana Navarro in charge of the logistics for building the wall. If never Trumpers from the WSJ editorial board are now being put in charge of defining the Trump doctrine for the State Department, we are in for a true crisis.
Washington Examiner columnist Ryan Girdusky lamented her hire as nothing new for the administration in a piece Wednesday:
Hiring critics and firing loyalists is business as usual for the Trump administration. The outsider candidate who successfully campaigned against the Republican establishment, the neocons, the Bush administration, and the permanent political class has filled his administration with the same swamp creatures he promised to drain.
The State Department defended her hire in a statement to Breitbart News. “Mary’s social media posts reflected her role as a member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board. As she has said previously when asked similar questions, her job there was to analyze and write about policy,” said a spokesperson on the background. “As a member of the editorial board, Mary strongly endorsed this administration’s policies on Iran, Afghanistan, tax cuts, energy policy, regulatory reform, judicial nominations, and other issues. She is proud to serve this President and Secretary Pompeo,” the spokesperson said.