Amanda Bennett Biography and Wiki
Amanda Bennett is a well-known American journalist and author and the current CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media. Bennett was the director of Voice of America (2016-2020). Bennet is the author of six nonfiction books and in 2003, she was elected to the Pulitzer Prize board.
Bennet started her career at Harvard Crimson as an editor. In 1987 she won her first award with her colleagues a Pulitzer Prize for her work about public health officials and the AIDS epidemic scandal. Later in 1988, she left the Journal to become a managing editor at The Oregonian.
She also worked with The Lexington Herald-Leader, a Knight Ridder paper as the editor in 2001. Knight Ridder appointed her as the first female editor in the 174-year history of the flagship paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer which she later stepped down in 2006.
In 2006 Amanda was executive editor at Bloomberg News, where she created and ran a global team of investigative reporters and editors. In 2016 she was named the 29th director of Voice Of America where she announced her resignation in 2020 as the Trump administrators replaced VOA’s parent agency director with Michael Pack.
Quick Facts About Amanda Bennett
- Full Name: Amanda Bennett
- Birthday: July 9, 1952
- Age: 71 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Director, Journalist, Author
- Net Worth: $7 Million
- Gender: Female
Amanda Bennett’s Age and Birthday
Bennett was born on July 9, 1952, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Bennett is 71 years old. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.
Amanda Bennett Parents, Family
Bennett was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and raised in Boonton, New Jersey. Unfortunately, there are no details about her parents and siblings.
Amanda Bennett Husband/Spouse
Bennett was married to her late husband Terence Foley. The couple was blessed with two children. She later married Donald E. Graham on June 30, 2012. They live in Washington, D.C. with their four step-children.
Amanda Bennett’s Net Worth
Bennett’s net worth has grown significantly over the years. At the age of 70, her net worth is approximately $7 Million as of 2023.
Bennett grew up in Boonton, New Jersey where she attended Boonton High School and graduated in 1971. She then joined Harvard College and graduated with a degree in English language and Literature in 1975.
Amanda Bennett Books
- The Death of the Organization Man (1990)
- The Man Who Stayed Behind (1993)
- The Quite Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness (1994)
- In Memoriam (1997)
- Your Child’s Symptoms (1995)
- The Cost of Hope: A Memoir (2021)
Amanda Bennett Awards
Bennett has received the following awards over her career:
- Pulitzer Prize for Public Service (2001)
- Gerald Loeb Award (2011)
- Lifetime Achievement, Washington Women in Journalism Awards (2018)
- National Press Club Fourth Estate Award (2019)
- Senior Fellow, University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Amanda Bennett?
Bennett is an American journalist and author and the current CEO of the United States Agency for Global Media.
How Old is Amanda Bennett?
Bennett is currently 71 years old.
Is Amanda Bennett Married?
Bennett got married to her late husband Terence Foley. The duo has two children. She later married Donald E. Graham on June 30, 2012. They live in Washington, D.C. with their four step-children.
Where Was Amanda Bennett Born?
Bennett was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, and grew up in Boonton, New Jersey, United States.