Who is Susan Hennessey? CNN contributor joins Biden's Justice Department

Jane Corscadden May 11, 2021
Who is Susan Hennessey? CNN contributor joins Biden's Justice Department

Who is Susan Hennessey? CNN’s legal analyst is making a move to join the Biden Administration’s Justice Department. As a result of this career move, many people are wanting to know more about her life.

Let’s take a closer look.

Who is Susan Hennessey?

Susan Klein was born on August 29, 1985 in Sacramento, California. This means she’s currently 35 years old. Her parents Mary Grad and Christopher Klein also have two other children, named Molly and Helen.

After graduating from high school, she went on to study Italian at the University Of California In Los Angeles. Susan then went on to Harvard Law School. Her first job after finishing law school was working as a legal adviser at the National Security Agency.

Since then, she has worked as a legal-political analyst, editor and executive, and is perhaps best known for her work on the blog Lawfare which is dedicated to discussing national security topics. She was also a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. As well as this, she’s also appeared on various news programmes throughout her career including the likes of CNN and PBS.

Susan married Italian studies professor Brendan Hennessey on June 20, 2009 at a small ceremony at Point Reyes Station in California. The couple have two children.

Career change from legal analyst to Biden’s Justice Department

Last week, Susan Hennessey announced she was stepping down from her positions at Lawfare and the Brookings Institution.

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But yesterday she updated her Twitter followers to let them know she’ll be joining the Department Of Justice. She will be working in its National Security Division.

After announcing the news, Susan Hennessey has had a lot of people wishing her well on the social media platform. Here are just a few:

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Jane is a freelance journalist from Belfast, Northern Ireland specialising in news, culture and politics. She studied Politics at Queen’s University Belfast before completing a Journalism MA at the University of Ulster. Always trawling social media and keeping up to date with the latest trends and crazes, her main interest lies in digital culture and internet trends.