Is Ashley Parker marred? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Michael Charles Bender. The couple celebrated their wedding ceremony on June 16, 2018, in their home located in Washington. The bride was at the age of 35 is five years younger than her groom. So, how did the duo started dating and reached the stage of making their knot tied? Well, they met each other in 2015 while covering national politics.
They started dating only in 2017 after two years of knowing each other. Ashley Parker and her husband have welcomed their first child recently. From the previous marriage, her spouse is blessed with a daughter. Scroll down to explore in detail about Parker’s biography and relationship facts:
Who is Ashley Parker?
Parker is an American journalist by profession who is noted for being the Pulitzer Prize-winning White House reporter contributing for The Washington Post. She is also serving as the senior political analyst for MSNBC. She has also garnered the experience of working for The New York Times as a Washington-based politics reporter from 2011 to 2017. Further, she has written for various publications like The New York Sun, The Huffington Post, Life magazine, Glamour, Chicago Magazine and Washingtonian. Besides that, her photographs appeared in Vanity Fair as well.
Early Life and Education
The American journalist was born as Ashley Rebecca Parker in 1982 which makes her age be 38 years old as of 2020. Her place of birth is in Bethesda, Maryland, the United States. Ashley Parker was born to the parents named Betty A. Parker (mother) and Bruce J. Parker (father). Her father was a former president and chief executive of the Environmental Industries Association, which is one of the recognized trade associations in Washington. Similarly, her mother is working as a gardener and pruner. She has a sister named Justine Parker who became the Universal Life minister for the event, officiated during Ashley’s marriage.
Ashley grew up in Bethesda, Maryland and is still residing there near to her family. Talking about her education and academic achievements, she attended Walt Whitman High School during which she became a member of the class of 2001. She was the classmate of Andrew Feinberg who is best known for being the former White House correspondent for Sputnik. As per her bio, she has spent her time at La Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. This has made her fluent and good at Spanish.
She received her bachelor’s degree in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She majored in English and Communications as her major subjects. She was also awarded Nora Magid Mentorship Prize for her excellent writing during her senior year while being a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
Career and Professional Life
Ashley joined The New York Sun by means of the internship and later became part of Gaithersburg Gazette as well. She served Gaithersburg Gazette as a features editor and also contributed as the writer for the Daily Pennsylvanian and 34th Street. Being the part of Gaithersburg Gazette, she reported on local government. Later, she worked as a researcher for American columnist Maureen Dowd and later to The New York Times.
She appeared in the public affair television program named Washington Week on PBS and also wrote for The New York Times Magazine. She mainly covered the candidates from Republican Party side and some elected officials. She was also seen covering for The New York Times during the Chelsea Clinton’s wedding.
Ashley Parker is married to Michael Charles since June 16, 2018. She found her love in the year 2015 but started dating only after 2017. After a year of the relationship, the duo decided to initiate their conjugal life. Her husband Michael Charles is also from the same field and is the son of Elisa A. Bender and Michael W. Bender of Baltimore. Their bond seems to be too strong and therefore there seems no chance of getting separation of the couple.
Ashley Parker has an appealing height and possesses a charming personality. Looking at her well-maintained body structure, we can predict that she definitely follows a strict diet and nutritional plans to make her fit and physically sound. The journalist looks awesome in her long hair and fair skin.
Salary and Net worth
She receives an impressive figure of salary as a journalist where Ashley works for The Washington Post, NBC News and The New York Post. Ashley Parker has an estimated net worth amounting to 1 million USD. She is accompanied by her husband in her professional life and both of them seem to be supporting each other.
Wiki and Facts
Ashley Parker isn’t the first wife if her spouse Michael. Most of the popular wiki sites like Wikipedia have provided Ashley’s bio on their web pages. You can join her on Instagram h@ashleyrparker where she is being followed by over 16k followers. She is also active on twitter @AshleyRParker with more than 229k followers.