Dana Milbank Biography
American columnist for The Washington Post, author, and journalist Dana Milbank. He is known as Dana Timothy Milbank in the US. Dana covered President George W. Bush’s first term in office as well as the presidential elections in 2000 and 2004.
Dana Milbank Age
At 55 years old, Dana. Dana Timothy Milbank was his name when he was born in the United States on April 27, 1968. Every year on April 27, he celebrates his birthday; he was born under the sign of Taurus.
Dana Milbank Height
Dana has a height that is typical. If his images, in relation to his surroundings, are any indication of his stature, he appears to be quite tall. His real height and other physical characteristics, however, are not currently known to the general public. When the data is available, we’ll update this area.
Dana Milbank Education
Dana received his degree from Yale University, where he was a member of Skull & Bones, the Progressive Party of the Yale Political Union, and Trumbull College. Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York, is where Dana attended school.
Dana Milbank Parents
Dana Milbank, the son of Ann C. and Mark A. Milbank, was born into a Jewish family. We tried to learn more about his family but were unsuccessful because no such information is available to the general public. Also unknown is the existence of Dana’s siblings. Once this data is available, we will update this area.
Dana Milbank Wife
Milbank wed Donna Lynn DePasquale in 1993 through a joint Jewish and Catholic ceremony. Following the dissolution of that union, he wed Anna Greenberg in 2017, the stepdaughter of Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and the daughter of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg.
Dana Milbank Net Worth
Dana is thought to be worth between $1.8 million and $10 million. This includes his possessions, funds, and earnings. His work as a writer, author, and columnist for The Washington Post is his main source of income. Dana has been able to amass wealth through his multiple sources of income, yet he likes to live simply.
Dana Milbank Politics
Milbank has declared that he will always vote for the best candidate who is not on the ballot in presidential elections in the United States. In 2000, he supported John McCain; in 2004, Chuck Hagel; and in 2008, Michael Bloomberg. He added that his strategy enables him to “go through the exercise of who would be a good president” without endorsing any particular candidate.
“Extravagantly contrarian” is how Greg Marx, associate editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, describes Milbank. “Milbank’s insistence on characterising political debate as consisting of two unreasonable poles, and himself as a truth-teller caught in the middle,” noted Jay Rosen, a professor of journalism at New York University, “is a posture so habitual and inflexible that it has become an ideology.”
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner’s expansion has drawn criticism from Milbank, who claimed in 2011 that the gathering “was a minor irritation for years when it was a ‘nerd prom’ for journalists and a few small celebrities. But the event has gotten out of hand, like with so many other things in this town. It is now another example of Washington’s excesses, funded by lobbyists and corporations.
Dana Milbank Author
- Smash Mouth: Two Years in the Gutter with Al Gore and George W. Bush—Notes from the 2000 Campaign Trail is written by Milbank.
- Random House released Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes that Run Our Government in January 2008.
- Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America, Milbank’s polemical biography of conservative pundit Glenn Beck, was published by Doubleday in 2010. According to a review in Milbank’s newspaper, The Washington Post, it is a “droll, take-no-prisoners account of the nation’s most audacious conspiracy spinner.”
- The Destructionists: The 25-Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party was written by Milbank in 2022.
Dana Milbank Washington Post
Milbank covered President George W. Bush’s first term in office as well as the presidential elections in 2000 and 2004. Karl Rove asked The Washington Post not to let Dana cover White House stories after George won the 2000 election. Milbank’s pool report, which chronicled George’s visit to the US Capitol, sparked debate in conservative circles in 2001.
He contributes the “Washington Sketch” observational piece to the Post, which covers political theatre in the Capitol, Congress, and the White House. Milbank covered the Clinton White House and Congress for The Wall Street Journal before joining The Washington Post in 2000.
Dana Milbank Journalist
Dana received criticism for a July 30, 2008 essay in which he used quotes to illustrate how presumptuous Barack Obama was. A few days later, Milbank was informed by MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann that he would not be permitted to return to his program, where he had been a guest since 2004 unless Milbank had provided “a correction or an explanation.” Milbank, though, appeared to have already departed Olbermann’s program for another CNN program.
He said that he had previously been speaking with CNN because of his displeasure over being chastised by Olbermann’s staff for praising Charlie Black, a top adviser to John McCain.
On the website of The Washington Post, a series of humorous movies titled “Mouthpiece Theatre” featured Dana and Chris Cillizza. Following the release of a film in which participants at the White House “Beer Summit” selected new brands for a number of individuals, including “Mad Bitch Beer” for Hillary Clinton, there was outrage. The series was cancelled after both men offered their regrets for the video.