Kurt Bardella is a well-known American political commentator, journalist, and author. He is a contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the Los Angeles Times and the creator and publisher of the country music industry publication Morning Hangover. He is also an adviser to the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He was formerly a spokesperson for Breitbart News and congressional Republicans.
Early Life and Education
Kurt Bardella was born on October 23, 1982, to his biological parents, who gave him up for adoption. A young couple in Rochester, New York, adopted him. His adoptive father worked as a security guard in an office building, and his adoptive mother studied for a degree at the University of Rochester.
Bardella attended Escondido High School in California, where he was involved in student government and journalism. He graduated in 2000 and enrolled at George Mason University in Virginia. He dropped out of college after two years to pursue a political career.
Career and Achievements
Bardella began his political career as an intern for Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) in 2002. He then worked as a press assistant for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), who became the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman in 2011. Bardella served as the committee’s spokesperson and senior adviser until 2011, when he was fired for leaking emails to a reporter from The New York Times.
Bardella then joined Breitbart News as a media consultant and spokesperson. He worked closely with Steve Bannon, Breitbart’s executive chairman and later President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. Bardella left Breitbart in 2016 after the website endorsed Trump over Sen. In the Republican presidential primary, Ted Cruz (R-TX) won.
Bardella became a vocal critic of Trump and the Republican Party and switched his party affiliation to Democrat in 2017. He wrote an op-ed for USA Today explaining his decision, saying that he “found [his] voice” and “embraced [his] identity” as a Democrat. He also became a regular contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, offering insights on politics and current affairs.
In addition to his political commentary, Bardella is also passionate about country music. He launched Morning Hangover in 2015, a daily email newsletter that covers the latest news, trends, and events in the country’s music industry. He also hosts a podcast called Country Line with Kurt Bardella, where he interviews country music artists and personalities.
Personal Life and Relationships
Bardella is married to Miroslava Korenha, the founder and editor-in-chief of Our Daily Planet, an environmental news platform. They tied the knot in 2019 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.… Bardella is of Asian descent but does not know his ethnicity or biological parents. He said he would like to learn more about his roots someday.
Kurt Bardella Net Worth and Salary
According to various sources, Bardella’s net worth is around $1 million. His primary sources of income are his media appearances, his publication Morning Hangover, and his consulting work for various political organizations. His salary is not publicly disclosed, but it is likely to be above average for his profession.
Kurt Bardella Height and Weight
Bardella’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm), and his weight is 165 lbs (75 kg). He has black hair and brown eyes.
Kurt Bardella Social Media Presence
Bardella is active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn. He has over 184K followers on Twitter @kurtbardella, frequently posting about politics, country music, sports, and personal matters. He has over 3K followers on Instagram [@kurttakes], where he shares photos and videos of his travels, hobbies, family, and friends. He has over 4K followers on Facebook [@kurtbardellapage], where he posts links to his articles, podcasts, interviews, and events. He has over 2K connections on LinkedIn [Kurt Bardella], where he showcases his professional profile and achievements.