Who is Michelle Malkin?
Michelle Maglalang was born on 20 October 1970, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, and now known as Michelle Malkin, is an author, blogger, and political commentator, best known for her work with various news networks as a contributor. She’s appeared as a part of Fox News, MSNBC, C-Span, and can also be heard on national radio programs.
The Wealth of Michelle Malkin
How rich is Michelle Malkin? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $22 million, mostly earned through her work on television, and her column. She’s also published four books through Regnery Publishing. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and EducationMichelle’s parents were immigrants from the Philippines who went to the US through an employer-sponsored visa. She grew up with a younger brother, and the family would later move to Absecon, New Jersey. Her parents weren’t politically active, but she was raised a Roman Catholic and attended the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic High School. During her time there, she was an editor of the school newspaper, but was actually more inclined to pursue a path towards becoming a concert pianist.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) May 10, 2018
After matriculating, she attended Oberlin College and initially studying for a degree in music, but later shifted to English. She was a working student at Oberlin, and served as a tax preparation aide as well as a network news librarian. She also wrote for a school publication, and attracted controversy with an article criticizing one of the school’s programs, which led to a negative response from students. She graduated in 1992, and commenced her professional, paid career in journalism being employed by the Los Angeles Daily News.
Writing and Television CareerMalkin served as a columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News for the next two years before moving to Washington, D.C. to join the Competitive Enterprise Institute as a journalism fellow. In 1996, she moved to Seattle, Washington, as a columnist for The Seattle Times, leading to her eventually becoming a nationally syndicated columnist three years later with Creators Syndicate. Her popularity saw her invited onto various news television networks, and she became a frequent commentator for Fox News, and often made appearances as a part of “The O’Reilly Factor”.
However, she left the show in 2007 due to a mishandling of Fox News in the dispute over her and Geraldo Rivera, who made derogatory statements about her during an interview. She has since focused more on writing, though at times appearing in the show “Fox & Friends” working with Sean Hannity. She’s also done a lot of blogging work, and has travelled around the country as a public speaker. She’s written six books so far, and her first book entitled “Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces” was a New York Times bestseller.
Controversies and Other Projects
Michelle was among the first who questioned the credibility of Iraqi source Jamil Hussein who had been used by the Associated Press regarding stories about the Iraq war. She visited Baghdad on one occasion, and spoke with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior which said that Hussein did not exist; reports done by the Associated Press about Iraq were later proven to be untrue, however, she later issued a correction of her statement about Hussein not existing. Another known issue she had was with Students Against War (SAW), which is based at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She later published the contact details of three student leaders of the organization, which led to numerous death threats and anti-Semitic comments, and precipitated a blog war in which Michelle’s home address and phone number were leaked, causing her to move her family to another location.
She is also known to be a contributor to the website VDARE, which is known for developing the book “Alien Nation: Common Sense About America’s Immigration Disaster”. She also established the blog Hot Air, which was later bought by Salem Communications.
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For her personal life, it is known that Michelle is married to Jesse Malkin who previously worked as a health care consultant for RAND Corporation, but later left the company to be a stay-at-home dad. They have two children, and previously lived in North Bethesda, Maryland before moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has denied numerous allegations that she has been insensitive when it comes to minorities. She has mentioned in her public speeches that her mother taught her that everyone has prejudices. She’s discussed racism a lot during her speaking appointments, among many other topics.