Douglas Brinkley Bio | Wiki
Douglas Brinkley is an American author, Presidential historian for CNN, Professor of History at Rice University, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities, and a contributing editor for the Vanity Fair Magazine. He works in various capacities in the world of public history such as museums, boards, historical societies, and colleges. Douglas has received seven honorary doctorates in American studies and was given the honors of editing the presidential diaries of Ronald Reagan in 2011 by Nancy Reagan.
Douglas Brinkley Age
He was born on December 14, 1960, in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Douglas is 59 years old.
Douglas Brinkley Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Douglas stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.73 m).
Douglas Brinkley Parents
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Douglas’s mother, Anne Elizabeth Brinkley was a native of New Jersey, and a high school teacher of English while his father, Edward Brinkley, was a native of Pennsylvania and the personal manager of Owens-Illinois. At the age of eight, Douglas’ family relocated to Perrysburg, Ohio, in the USA. He later enrolled in Ohio State University majoring in History with a minor in Latin and Graduated in 1982. Douglas developed his love for history since his parents took him to various historic sites when he was growing up. He is the younger brother of Leslie Brinkley.
Douglas Brinkley Wife
He is married to his lovely wife, Anne Brinkley. Douglas and his wife reside in Austin, Texas in the United States. They are proud parents of three children, Johnny, Benton, and Cassady. However, Douglas and his wife have been discreet on their private life, making it difficult to fathom how they met and when they exchanged their marriage vows. This section will be updated once the details are available.
Douglas Brinkley CNN
He works for CNN as a Presidential Historian. Douglas discusses currently trending issues in the USA on CNN network such as where President Trump will deliver his speech while accepting the Republican nomination either from the White House in Washington D.C or from the Pennsylvania site of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. He has also discussed together with Gloria Borger on Donald Trump’s past presidential campaigns that he had attempted to emulate in Tulsa, Oklahoma during his rally.
Douglas also discussed the similarities and differences between Trump and Reagan as well as comparing the firing of Andrew McCabe, A former FBI Deputy Director to former President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre”. CNN also described him as the man who knows more about the presidency more than any other being alive during the 2013 inauguration coverage.
Douglas Brinkley Historian
He developed his love for history at an early age since his parents instilled the importance of history through taking long trips to historic sites during summer. Douglas also visited the presidential center on school field trips and also became a big fan of Ohio Civil Wars generals. He is a lover of America that he has a goal of documenting all its glory as well as all its mistakes. He believes that one can only be a good citizen of his country by being conversant with its history.
He also spends his time traveling to historic visits and talking to librarians which helps Douglas to process time and space. He also has a passion for the presidency that CNN described him as the man who knows more about the presidency more than any other being alive during the 2013 inauguration coverage.
Douglas Brinkley Books
He is an author who often writes on a person or topic that fascinates him. Douglas has numerous books and out of those six have been recognized as New York Times “Notable Books of the Year” and seven of his books were the New York Times Bestsellers. He has written books such as New Orleans, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina which received the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Book Award. He has also written Cronkite which won the Ann. M Sperber Prize for the outstanding biographies in 2012 from the University of Fordham. Douglas is also the author of Rosa Parks, American Moons, and The Wilderness.
Douglas Brinkley And David Brinkley
He shares the same surname with David Brinkley and this has sprout speculations that they are related. However, Douglas and David are neither related nor share the same ancestry. David was born in 1920 in Houston, Texas while the latter was born in 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia setting them 40 years apart. The only similarity between them is that they both married women named Anne and they have three children in their respective marriages.
Douglas Brinkley Illness
He appears often on television networks such as CNN as the Presidential Historian. There are speculations of Douglas’ loss of weight and that he has an illness. However, the rumors are yet to be confirmed since he is in perfect health. The illness speculations may be fueled by the fact that he should watch his diet since he is approaching 60 years old. People who are a little advanced in age tend to get vulnerable to lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.
Douglas Brinkley Salary
He currently works for CNN as the Presidential Historian, Professor for Rice University, and the Contributing Editor for Vanity Fair magazine. There is no doubt, therefore that Douglas earns a decent salary. Douglas’ salary is $500,000 per year.
Douglas Brinkley Net Worth
From his illustrious career as an author, professor, editor, and Presidential Historian, there is no doubt that Douglas has accumulated a decent fortune. Douglas’ net worth is $10 million.