Mark Halperin Height, Weight, Age, Controversies, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Mark Evan Halperin
Author, Anchor, Political Analyst
Physical Stats & More
in centimeters - 185 cm
in meters - 1.85 m
in feet inches - 6’ 1”
in Kilograms - 85 kg
in Pounds - 187 lbs
Date of Birth
January 11, 1965
Age (as in 2017)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun sign
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Maryland
B.A. from Harvard University in 1987
Father- Morton Halperin (a public servant and longtime expert on U.S. foreign policy) Mother- Ina Weinstein Brothers- David Halperin and Gary Halperin Sister- N/A
resides in the Upper West Side of New York City near Central Park
• In December 2011, Salon website listed him as #1 in its Hack List, describing his reporting as "shallow and predictable."
• In 2011, on “Morning Joe,” while giving his analysis on Barack Obama's press conference, said with a slight grin that “I thought the president was kind of a **** yesterday.” His comment received widespread criticisms.
• In 2013, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) named Halperin as one of its P.U.-Litzer winners for his comment about Chris Christie (New Jersey governor)- "Chris Christie is someone who is magical in the way politicians can be magical, like our last three presidents."
• Ruben Navarrette, in his syndicated column, accused Halperin of asking racist questions when interviewing Ted Cruz on May 9, 2015.
• Halperin received widespread criticisms for his coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election as some critics saw it as "sycophantic" coverage of Donald Trump.
• On October 26, 2017, CNN reported that multiple women had come forward and accused Halperin of sexual assaults and harassments. One woman told the CNN that in the early 2000s, "I went up to have a soda and talk and — he just kissed me and grabbed my boobs,” she said. “I just froze. I didn’t know what to do.”
Another woman told that during the 2004 campaign cycle, Halperin once pressed his penis on her shoulder- “I was obviously completely shocked,” she said. “Given I was so young and new I wasn’t sure if that was the sort of thing that was expected of you if you wanted something from a male figure in news.”
A third woman accused Halperin of blocking her way to the ladies bathroom.
• On October 26, 2017, NBC News released a statement that in light of the allegations, Halperin would not be returning as a contributor for the time being. The same day, HBO canceled a planned miniseries about the presidential election, which was based on the work of Halperin.
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Karen Avrich (2002-present)
Son- 1 Daughter- None
Net Worth (approx.)
$30 million (as in 2017)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Mark Halperin
Does Mark Halperin smoke?: Not Known
Does Mark Halperin drink alcohol?: Yes
He was born to a Jewish family in Bethesda, Maryland.
His father, Morton Halperin was a foreign policy expert and has served in the Johnson, Nixon, Clinton, and Obama administrations.
In 1982, before he began his senior year at Whitman, Halperin lived with a family in Japan as part of the “Youth for Understanding program.”
In 1988, Halperin embarked his career a researcher for World News Tonight and as a desk assistant for ABC News.
In 1992, working as an off-air producer, Halperin covered Bill Clinton’s Presidential campaign.
In 1994, with ABC’s special events unit in New York, Halperin became a producer and later an editorial producer.
In 1997, Halperin was named the Political Director for ABC News. From there onwards, he frequently appeared as a political analyst and as a correspondent for television and radio programs of ABC News.
In October 2006, Halperin, along with John F. Harris, released a book- “The Way to Win: What Clinton, Bush, and Rove Know about Taking the White House in 2008.”
Since 2006, he has been a board member of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.
Halperin has also been on the NHIOP public advisory board since it was created in 2008.
In March 2007, he replaced David Chalian as Political Director for ABC News. The same year in May, Time magazine hired Halperin as a political analyst and editor at large. He was also hired by MSNBC as its senior political analyst.
In 2011, Time magazine released an iPad app called “Mark Halperin 2012” containing Halperin’s take on the news.
On June 30, 2011, MSNBC suspended Halperin from his duties for “slurring” President Barack Obama on the program Morning Joe. Referring to Obama’s previous day’s press conference, Halperin said- the President came off as “kind of a dick.”
Halperin, along with John Heilemann, wrote a book entitled- Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain, and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime. The book was made into a movie- Game Change, which was premiered on HBO on March 10, 2012. Halperin also did a cameo in the film as a reporter.
On October 26, 2017, CNN reported that multiple women had come forward and accused Halperin of sexual assaults and harassments.