Ashley Parker
Ashley Parker
Real Name/Full Name Ashley Rebecca Parker
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Ashley Parker
Birth Place: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18th September 1982
Age/How Old: 41 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 57 Kg
In Pounds – 126 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
Parents Name: Father – Bruce J. Parker
Mother – Betty A. Parker
Siblings: N/A
School: Walt Whitman High School
College: University of Pennsylvania
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Michael Bender
Kids/Children Name: Mazarine Bender
Profession: Anchor, senior political analyst and reporter
Net Worth: $1 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Ashley R. Parker is an American journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent for The Washington Post and as a senior political commentator for MSNBC. She has won a Pulitzer Prize for her work. She worked as a political correspondent for The New York Times in Washington from 2011 until 2017.

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Biography and Early Life

Parker was born and raised by Bruce and Betty Parker in Bethesda, Maryland. Bruce Parker, her father, is the former president of the Environmental Industries Association, a Washington, D.C.-based trade group. She has spent the bulk of her life in Bethesda, with the exception of her undergraduate years and a few years working for The New York Times. Her immediate family has been in the region for many years.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Ashley Parker in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ashley Parker’s age is 41 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 18 September 1982. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 126 lbs in Pound and 57 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Brown.


Parker graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda in 2001 with the class of 2001. She also spent part of her junior year in Spain at La Universidad de Sevilla and is virtually bilingual. She earned a summa cum laude degree in English (Creative Writing emphasis) and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.

She was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar and received the Nora Magid Mentorship Prize in writing during her senior year. Parker also interned at The New York Sun and The Gaithersburg Gazette, both of which are owned by The Washington Post. She worked as a features editor and writer for both the 34th Street Magazine and The Daily Pennsylvanian, the University of Pennsylvania’s independent student newspaper in Philadelphia.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

On June 16, 2018, she married Michael Bender, a White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Mazarine, Parker’s daughter, was born in November 2018 to her and her husband. Parker is the stepmother of Bender’s previous marriage’s daughter.

Ashley is a member of several social networking sites. She has over 437k Twitter followers and over 7.5k Facebook followers. Her Instagram account now has over 20,000 followers.

Is Ashley Parker Lesbian?

No, she is not a lesbian.

Professional Career

Parker interned at the Gaithersburg Gazette after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, where she covered local government, including municipal planning meetings. She worked as a researcher for New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

She has appeared on and continues to appear on PBS’s Washington Week, and she has written for The New York Times Magazine. She writes about a wide range of Republican Party candidates, government people, and issues. She also writes about New York City and the White House on a regular basis. For The New York Times, she also covered Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.

Parker’s pictures have been published in Vanity Fair, and her writing has appeared in The New York Sun, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Washingtonian, Chicago Magazine, and Life magazine, among other publications.

She was a member of The Washington Post’s reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2018 for coverage of Russian electoral meddling in 2016. Donald Trump branded Parker a “nasty lightweight reporter” in a tweet on September 7, 2019, and demanded for her to be barred from the White House.

In reaction to their piece headlined “Trump’s lost summer: Aides claim success, while others see ineptitude and bigotry,” Trump labeled Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker “two nasty lightweight writers.” The article in The Washington Post focused on what some White House officials and Trump supporters see as a series of wasted chances over the previous several months.


She was a member of The Washington Post’s reporting team that won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2018 for coverage of Russian electoral meddling in 2016.

She received the Nora Magid Mentorship Prize in Writing during her senior year at university.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ashley Parker in 2024

Ashley Parker Net Worth
Ashley Parker Net Worth

As of 2024, Ashley Parker’s net worth is estimated to be about $1 million. The well-known journalist has amassed a sizable net worth as a result of her appearances on several television shows. A reporter’s average yearly income is $85,601 and ranges from $45,720 to $172,343.

Parker is one of the more experienced journalists, and as a result, she might earn approximately $150,000 each year.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She earned a summa cum laude degree in English. Summa cum laude, which translates to “with highest acclaim,” is generally given to graduates who rank in the top 1%, 2%, or 5% of their class, depending on the school. Some universities do not bestow the summa cum laude honour or only do so in exceptional situations.

Ashley Parker’s media work has been beyond phenomenal. Her pieces are captivating, interesting and very informative. Many people in the USA love the work that she does every day and I’m sure they do wish to watch her work for a very long time.


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