Bill Kristol

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Bill Kristol in 2011

William Kristol (born December 23, 1952) is an American political analyst and commentator. He was the editor and publisher of the political magazine The Weekly Standard until it closed.[1] Kristol was a Fox News political analyst until friction with Fox News Chief Executive Officer Roger Ailes caused him to switch to the news division of ABC, where he is a political analyst.[2]

Personal life[change | change source]

Since 1975, he has been married to Susan Scheinberg. They met while they were both graduate students at Harvard. Scheinberg is a Ph.D. in classics. They have three children.[3] Their daughter Anne is married to writer Matthew Continetti. Continetti is editor-in-chief of The Washington Free Beacon. Their son Joseph served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Afghanistan and worked for the management consulting company McKinsey & Company. He started working as legislative director for Senator Tom Cotton in 2018.[4][5] Kristol lives in Northern Virginia.[6]

His father was neoconservative icon Irving Kristol and his mother was political historian Gertrude Himmelfarb.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Columnist Biography: William Kristol". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
  2. Maggie Haberman; Hadas Gold (2 February 2014). "Bill Kristol joins ABC News". POLITICO LLC. Retrieved 18 February 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. "Gang of Five". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-01-30.
  4. Clifton, Eli (25 January 2018). "Tom Cotton Appointed "Never Trump" Bill Kristol's Son Legislative Director". Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  5. Delia Pais and Joseph Kristol FEB. 16, 2014, New York Times
  6. "Mike Murphy on the Trump Administration, the Midterms, and 2020". Conversations with Bill Kristol. The Foundation for Constitutional Government, Inc. February 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.