Who is Samantha Vinograd?

Samantha Vinograd is an American foreign policy commentator and analyst, who has achieved her fame by working for CNN as a National Security Analyst. In addition she has also worked for Goldman Sachs, having joined this American multi-national investment bank in 2013, but left in 2017.

Samantha Vinograd Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Samantha Vinograd was born on the 19th February 1983, in New Jersey, USA of Jewish ancestry.

She is the daughter of Serge G. Vinograd, and his wife Barbara (nee Lefkowitz) – both of her parents are Jewish, and her father is one of the Holocaust survivors. She spent her childhood in Connecticut, living with three siblings, sisters Ariane and Cassandra, and a brother Benjamin. Samantha went to Hopkins School, located in New Haven, Connecticut and after matriculation she enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and later furthered her education at Georgetown University, from which she received an MA degree in Security Studies.

Career Beginnings

She unified her knowledge and degrees by starting to work for the US Department of the Treasury in Baghdad. Samantha then joined the Barack Obama administration and served in various positions, one of which was an advisor on the National Security Council, while she later assumed the position of the Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor, in addition to other positions.

Rise to Prominence

Samantha was making progress in her career, and in 2013 she joined Goldman Sachs, and was involved with public-private sector partnerships.

Samantha Vinograd

She remained at Goldman Sachs for the next four years, before she decided to pursue a career in journalism, although she also worked at Stripe, leading Global Public Policy. She was recruited by CNN in 2017 as a national security analyst, and made her first on-screen appearance in the show “New Day” as a correspondent, and the same year also started contributing to the show “At This Hour”. She was becoming more popular, and her role at CNN expanded, appearing in other political and talk shows, giving her insights on politics and foreign policies.

Some of the shows to which she contributed include “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered” (2018), “The Situation Room” (2018-2019), then “Erin Burnett OutFront” (2018-2020) and “CNN Newsroom” (2018-2020), among others.

A Published Author

In addition to her work on screen, Samantha has shared her thoughts and insights with people through written media. She has a weekly column on CNN.com, and has also had a number of papers published by the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Daily Beast, and Politico, among others, which also boosted her popularity and wealth.

Samantha Vinograd Net Worth, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Samantha Vinograd has built a name for herself working for CNN, and this has only increased her wealth. According to sources, it has been estimated that Samantha Vinograd’s net worth is as high as $300,000, as of early 2020.

Samantha’s vital statistics are currently unknown in the media, but her career doesn’t rely on her looks, so this is not so important for her. Nevertheless, she has a slim figure and weighs around 100lbs ~ 45kg. She has blue eyes and brown hair.

Samantha Vinograd Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Children

Samantha doesn’t like to speak much about her love life, and information about this aspect of her life remains unknown in the media. She often jokes about her future husband on her official Twitter account, however, it looks like she has found someone special as pictures on her Instagram page state. His name is Bennet Leifer, and he is CEO of the interior design firm, Bennett Leifer Interiors; although the two haven’t shared any information about their romance.

She is involved in the community and has been a member of several humanitarian organizations; she is an advisor to the US Fund for UNICEF, World of Children, and is also on the Next Generation Board of the US Holocaust Museum and the Concordia Summit.

To speak further of her accomplishments, Samantha was also named a David E. Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission, and a Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Samantha Vinograd News, Facts

Samantha has come to attention with her recent statements about President Trump and the entire coronavirus situation, saying that no matter that Trump has tested negative, he isn’t in the clear yet and that the president relies on China, in addition to other comments she has recently made.

Samantha has worked as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Public Policy Institute.

She uses Twitter as her most popular public outing in addition to CNN, while you can also find her on Instagram, but has made it more personal, sharing pictures of herself with her friends, colleagues, and family.

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