Jamal Simmons has spent over two decades at the nexus between politics and media and more recently technology. He helped elect Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to the presidency and has advised the White House, members of Congress, the Cabinet and corporate, foundation and faith leaders on communications issues. He specializes in communications strategy, third party engagement and strategic counsel at the Raben Group, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm.
These days Jamal is most often found on MSNBC, NPR’s Here and Now and ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Previously he was the lead interviewer for The Root 100 miniseries (2013) on Magic Johnson’s Aspire TV network; a political analyst for CBS News (2010); and a fixture on CNN during the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Jamal is an honorary board member of the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and a Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard University. He enjoys writing and traveling and has been to 35 countries on five continents. He lives in Washington DC with his wife Jewel James.
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