Krystal Ball Biography
Krystal Ball is a political analyst in the United States. She has worked as a political candidate, a television personality for MSNBC, a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and a former co-host of The Hill’s Rising with Saagar Enjeti.
How old is Krystal Ball? – Age
She was born as Krystal Marie Ball on 24 November 1981, in King George County, Virginia, 60 miles south of Washington, D.C. She is 41 years as of 2022.
Where did Krystal Ball go to school? – Education
Ball attended King George High School in King George, Virginia, for one year before moving to the University of Virginia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.
Krystal Ball – Family
Ball is the daughter of Physicist Edward Ball and teacher Rose Marie Ball. Her father, a physicist, had written his dissertation on crystals, and she inherited the Krystal from him. Holly and Heidi are her two older sisters. She was a New Leaders Council senior fellow.
Krystal Ball’s Husband
Ball has three children with Jonathan Dariyanani.
Krystal Ball Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches.
Krystal Ball Twitter
She has a Twitter account (@krystalball).
What is Krystal’s Salary?
She receives an estimated salary of $3.5 million every year.
Krystal Net Worth
Her net worth is a predicted net worth of $44 million.
Krystal Ball Career
Ball is a certified public accountant and a business entrepreneur. She previously worked for CGI Group, a federal contractor, and flew to Louisiana to help the courts recover from Hurricane Katrina. She used to write for The Atlantic as a columnist.
After Limbaugh’s statements on Sandra Fluke, Ball started a website in 2012 asking for a boycott of advertisers on The Rush Limbaugh Show. On 2 March 2012, ThinkProgress announced that over 50 advertisers have confirmed their withdrawal from the show.
Ball campaigned for the United States House of Representatives in 2010 against Republican incumbent Rob Wittman to represent Virginia’s 1st congressional district. Ball backed education reform during the campaign, including charter schools, the use of technology, alternative certification for teachers, and offering teachers six-figure incomes.
Bloggers uploaded sexually explicit images of Ball with her then-husband from a Christmas party in 2004 in October of that campaign. Prior to the incident, her campaign had received little national notice. Ball was defeated by Wittman by a 63.90 percent to 34.76 percent margin. Despite her defeat, Forbes ranked her number 21 on its list of “The topmost powerful women of the midterm elections.”
Ball founded the People’s House initiative, a political action committee (PAC) dedicated to Democratic objectives, in May 2017. It was one of the biggest backers of Richard Ojeda’s Senate campaign in West Virginia. McClatchy wrote about her PAC in May 2018.
Ball reacted to McClatchy’s assertions by paying herself a large sum in the opening months of 2018 as backpay for what she should have earned in 2017, and that her pay “was equivalent to what other PAC directors normally get,” starting with the fact that the PAC receives money in fits and starts.
Ball appeared on Fox News, CNN, and CNBC, and became a regular commentator for MSNBC, in part owing to the photo incident from the 2010 campaign.
She was a frequent contributor to Huffington Post.
Ball backed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in 2020. Ball with Kyle Kulinski of The Kyle Kulinksi Show released a new podcast called Krystal Kyle and Friends on 1 January 2021. Marianne Williamson, a 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate, was the podcast’s first guest in the inaugural episode.
Krystal Ball’s Book
- Reversing the Apocalypse: Hijacking the Democratic Party to Save the World
- The Populist’s Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left Are Rising