Marie Harf is a Democratic national security policy and communications strategist who has held a variety of senior roles in government and politics since arriving in Washington over a decade ago. She currently serves as a Fox News contributor offering national security and political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming. She was a key member of Secretary John Kerry’s team at the State Department, serving as his Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications and as the Department’s Deputy Spokesperson. During the 2012 presidential election, Marie oversaw all national security and foreign policy issues on President Barack Obama’s campaign.
Marie began her career at the Central Intelligence Agency as an analyst on Middle East leadership issues and later served as its Media Spokesperson. She received a Master's degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Political Science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies from Indiana University, where she currently serves on the Dean’s Council of the School for Global and International Studies.