Mona Charen Biography

Mona Charen is an American columnist and political analyst. She is also an author of three books Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First published 2003, Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help (and the Rest of Us) published in 2005, both New York Times bestsellers and Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch with Science, Love, and Common Sense published in 2018. Charen was also a weekly panelist on CNN’s Capital Gang until it was canceled. Her political stance is conservative. She often writes about terrorism, politics, foreign policy, public morality, family structure, and culture. She is also known for her generally pro-Israel views.

Mona Charen worked for National Review magazine as an editorial assistant starting in 1979. She later joined the staff of First Lady Nancy Reagan as a speechwriter. She then worked on President Ronald Reagan’s staff, in the White House Office of Public Liaison and in the Office of Communications. Mona has served as Jack Kemp’s speechwriter in his unsuccessful 1988 presidential bid. In 1987, she launched her syndicated column. It is syndicated by Creators Syndicate and has been featured in more than 200 papers, including the Baltimore Sun, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Globe, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Washington Times.

Charen served as a regular weekly commentator on CNN’s The Capital Gang, which appeared on Saturdays. After Mona and fellow panelist Al Hunt, got in an on-air heated exchange the two of them did not appear on the same panel for several weeks. She then switched to Capital Gang Sunday when that program was launched, appearing until the program was canceled.  Her columns also appear online at National Review Online,, and the e-zine Jewish World Review.

She also regularly appears on television, including Fox News, CNN, and other TV channels. Charen participates as a commentator on radio, including NPR and other talk radio channels. She is a regular contributor to The Corner blog of National Review Online. Charen has also won an award for herself, in 2010, she won the Eric Breindel Journalism Award. She currently appears regularly on John Batchelor’s radio show.

She together with  Jay Nordlinger host a regular podcast, Need to Know, on and National Review Online. They mostly discuss, in addition to current events and public policy, their mutual appreciation for classical music. In June 2014, Mona became a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. In January 2016, she contributed to the National Review symposium against Donald Trump, writing, “Trump has made a career out of egotism, while conservatism implies a certain modesty about government. The two cannot mix.”

Mona Charen Age | Mona Charen Birthday

Mona Charen was born in the year 1957 on the 25th of February. The 62 years old is a columnist, political analyst, and author.

Mona Charen Family

Mona was born in New York City to a Jewish family. She grew up in Livingston, New Jersey. There is no much information about her family and siblings if she has any. The author and columnist does not really talk about her family and her childhood. It Seems she considers keeping her family from the limelight. Charen went to school with fellow journalist Ruth Marcus starting fourth grade. She attended Barnard College where she graduated from in 1979 with a B.A. degree with honors. She later received a J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in 1984.

Mona Charen Husband

Charen has been married to her husband Robert P. Parker a Washington, D.C. lawyer for a long time. There are no more details about there marriage, the year, month and date they got married. The two have three children Jonathan, David, and Benjamin.

Mona Charen Books

Through her writing career, Charen has been able to write three books.

  • Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got It Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First. Regnery Publishing. 2003
  • Do-Gooders: How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help (and the Rest of Us). Sentinel. 2005
  • Sex Matters: How Modern Feminism Lost Touch With Science, Love and Common Sense. 2018.
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Mona Charen Cpac

Mona was invited to participate in a CPAC panel discussion in February 2018. The CPAC is an annual political conference attended by conservatives activist and elected officials. Its hosted by American Conservative Union. Mona subsequently wrote a New York Times op-ed entitled “I’m Glad I Got Booed at CPAC”. Charen’s comments, which elicited boos and jeers from the audience were:

“I am disappointed in people on our side for being hypocrites about sexual harassers and abusers of women, who are in our party, who are sitting in the White House, who brag about their extramarital affairs, who brag about mistreating women—and because he happens to have an ‘R’ after his name we look the other way … This is a party that endorsed Roy Moore for the Senate in the state of Alabama even though he was a credibly accused child molester. You cannot claim that you stand for women and put up with that … Speaking of bad guys, there was quite an interesting person who was on this stage the other day. Her name is Marion Le Pen. Now, why was she here? Why was she here? She’s a young, no-longer-in-office politician from France. I think the only reason she was here is because she’s named Le Pen. And the Le Pen name is a disgrace. Her grandfather is a racist and a Nazi. She claims that she stands for him. And the fact that CPAC invited her is a disgrace.”

Mona Charen Net Worth

Charen is a columnist, political analyst, and author. Throughout her career, she has been able to garner a good amount of money. Though her past estimated net worth has not yet been revealed, her current net worth is reported to be in the range of $100K-1M. Mona lives a comfortable life together with her husband whos a lawyer.

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