Ashley Parker is a reputable journalist who has covered political news throughout her career in journalism which has lasted for almost 20 years. Parker has come to be known as The Washington Post White House reporter. The political journalist worked as The New York Times Washington D.C reporter covering the White House for six years before her spell at the Washington Post.
Aside from working as a reporter, the proficient journalist has also done some work as an editor and writer at The Daily Pennsylvanian. Some of her writings have been published on widely acknowledged journals such as The New York Sun. Read on for more facts about the dextrous political reporter.
Ashley Parker Biography
The prominent journalist was born in Bethesda, Maryland, the United States of America in 1982 to her parents, Bruce and Betty Parker. Her father was the founder and the president of a trade association in Washington D.C called Environmental Industries Association, while her mother served as a Gardner in Washington. She has a sister named Justine Parker.
Ashley Parker completed her elementary education from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. She went to two different universities in the hunt of completing her higher education – they are La Universidad de Sevilla in Spain where learned how to speak Spanish fluently along with obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania.
The dextrous reporter studied on Benjamin Franklin scholarship. When she was in her senior year in the University, she was honored with Nora Magid Mentorship Prize for writing. Prior to her graduation, Parker did her internship programs at The New York Sun and Gaithersburg Gazette. During that time, she also worked as an editor and writer at the Independent Student Journal for the University of Pennsylvania called Daily Pennsylvania.
Upon her graduation, the famous reporter started working as a researcher for the prominent author, Maureen Dowd who also works as The New York Times columnist. She later joined The New York Times Magazine as a writer in 2015 and has also been featured on Washington Week. As a journalist, Ashley Parker has covered several political topics mostly related to the White House, Republican Party, and New York City.
Her articles have also been published on many journals such as Glamour, The Huffington Post, among others. From 2018, the reputable journalist became associated with The Washington Post serving as a Washington D.C reporter covering the White House.
Is She Married, Who Is Her Husband?
Ashley Parker is a married woman. She first came in contact with her husband, Michael C. Bender who is a fellow journalist in 2015. The pair kicked off a romantic relationship two years later and in 2018, they solemnized the union at their Washington home with the wedding ceremony being officiated by Ashley Parker’s sister, Justine Parker.
The Washington Post reporter’s husband, Michael Bender also works as a political reporter covering American politics for The Wall Street Journal. He was previously worked as a writer for Bloomberg in Washington D.C. His father Michael W. Bender works at RSM, an audit, tax and consulting firm in Baltimore while her mother serves as the manager of Malley’s Chocolates Strongsville.
Other Facts About The Washington Post Reporter
1. Ashley Parker Covered Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding
The political journalist made an excellent coverage of the wedding ceremony of the only child of Bill Clinton, a former US President named Chelsea Clinton, who tied the knot with her husband Mark Mezvinsky in 2010.
2. She Is a Classmate Of Andrew Freiburg
The reputable journalist graduated with the class of 2001 alongside the White House reporter for Breakfast Media, Andrew Freiburg at Walt Whitman High School Bethesda, Maryland.
3. Her Facial Reaction Meme
Ashley Parker’s facial reaction during the speech of the White House Press Secretary and Communications Director, Sean Spicer became a trendy meme.
4. Her Vanity Fair Picture
The picture of where the political reporter was glued to her computer while writing for different journals was featured on Vanity Fair Magazine.
5. Ashley Parker is a Mother
Parker welcomed her first child, a daughter together with her husband, Michael C. Bender in November 2018.