Kayleigh McEnany is a well-known political commentator and former White House Press Secretary who has made waves in the political world with her outspoken opinions and bold statements.
Born in Tampa, Florida in April of 1988, she has had a successful career in politics and media, as well as in her personal life.
Who is Kayleigh McEnany?
Kayleigh McEnany was born and raised in Tampa, Florida, where she attended the Academy of the Holy Names for high school. After graduating, she went on to attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where she majored in international politics.
During her time at Georgetown, she interned for various politicians and organizations, including the White House Office of Media Affairs and the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign.
After graduating from Georgetown, Kayleigh McEnany landed a job as a producer on the Mike Huckabee Show, a political talk show hosted by the former Arkansas governor.
She spent three years working on the show, gaining valuable experience in media and politics. However, she ultimately decided to pursue a law degree and enrolled in the University of Miami School of Law.
While in law school, Kayleigh continued to make various media appearances, including as a paid commentator for CNN.
However, she gained national attention during the run-up to the 2016 Presidential election, when she made several disparaging remarks about then-candidate Donald Trump.
She criticized his comments about Mexicans as “racist” and stated that “Donald Trump has shown himself to be a showman” and that it was “unfortunate” to call him a Republican.
Despite her criticisms of Trump, Kayleigh McEnany went on to become the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee in 2017.
She also authored the book The New American Revolution: The Making of a Populist Movement in 2018.
Her tenure as a spokesperson was marked by her staunch defense of the Trump administration, and she was often called upon to defend controversial policies and statements.
In April 2020, Kayleigh McEnany was appointed as the 31st White House Press Secretary, a role in which she served until the end of the Trump administration in January 2021. As Press Secretary, she was known for her combative style and her defense of the President’s actions and statements, often coming under fire from the media for her statements.
Who is Kayleigh McEnany’s husband?
In 2017, Kayleigh McEnany married Sean Gilmartin, a minor league pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.
The couple has a daughter, Blake Avery Gilmartin. Sean has previously played in the Majors with the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, and he was the 28th overall selection in the 2011 draft, signing a deal with the Atlanta Braves that came with a $1.134 million signing bonus.