Tara Setmayer Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Children, and Net Worth

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Who is Tara Setmayer?

Tara Setmayer (Tara Olivia Setmayer) is an American and a former political commentator from CNN, ABC News contributor, and Capitol Hill former GOP Communications Director. Tara has appeared on ABC’s The View, ABC’s Good Morning America, and on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. On 9th January 2020, Tara was named as a Harvard Institute of Politics Spring 2020 Resident Fellow. She joined The Lincoln Project in January 2020 as a senior advisor.

Tara is the host of “The Breakdown” live show on LPTV with Rick Wilson, its co-founder.
Tara was named the University of Virginia, Center for Politics, Resident Scholar for the 2020-21 academic year. She narrated the 3-part documentary, Dismantling Democracy, in collaboration with the Center for Politics. The documentary was nationally aired in September 2020 on PBS stations. Currently, it streams on Amazon Prime.

appeared on several television programs on CNN, CNN International, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and HBO, as a media commentator.

Setmayer has authored for Cosmopolitan and has additionally contributed to The Daily Beast and CNN.com. Setmayer was a guest host on SiriusXM’s Patriot and POTUS channels, including The Michael Smerconish Program. She is the current host of the ‘Honestly Speaking with Tara’ podcast. The show majors on “politics, culture, and common sense from a conservative point of view”.

A photo of Tara Setmayer
A photo of Tara Setmayer

How Old is Tara Setmayer?

Tara was born in Queens, New York, on 9th September 1975. She was raised up in Paramus in northern New Jersey. Tara is 46 years old as of 2021. She shares her birthday with celebrities such as Hugh Grant, Michael Bublé, Rachel Hunter, Michelle Williams, Goran Visnjic, Adam Sandler, among others.

Tara Setmayer’s Family

Who Are Tara Setmayer’s Parents?

Tara is of mixed heritage her mother is a German-Italian and her father is of Afro-Guatemalan descent. Her mother’s name is Jacquelyn Setmayer, but her dad’s name is not disclosed. Tara’s family are longtime residents of Paramus. Emil Setmayer, her grandpa served with the Paramus Police Department for 40 years as a captain. He also served in the Paramus Company 03 Volunteer Fire Department for 71 years.

Does Tara Setmayer have Siblings?

There is no disclosed information about her siblings. We will update you as soon as we get the information.

Tara Setmayer Education

Setmayer received her high school education at Paramus High School, in Bergen County, New Jersey, where she graduated in 1993. After her High School graduation, she attended George Washington University in Washington D.C. Tara majored in political science, focusing on journalism and public policy.

Tara Setmayer Spouse

Setmayer is married to the love of his life lawyer Marcelle Love. The couple married on 4th September 2013 in a private wedding at Castello di Caccamoin Sicily, Italy.

Does Tara Setmayer have Children?

Tara has not yet had any kids.

How Tall is Tara Setmayer?

Adding to her well-curved body, Tara stands at a height of 1.73 meters.

Tara Setmayer Career

Setmayer formerly worked for Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education (CURE) as a researcher and communications specialist. CURE is a non-profit organization that deals with the social policies impact on America’s inner cities and the poor. Tara also served GOPAC, as a political trainer. This is a conservative organization specializing in organizing, educating, and training grassroots Republicans who intend to run for public office.

Starting from 2006 to 2013, Tara worked as the Communications Director for Republican Representative Dana Rohrabacher of California, in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that period, she handled immigration and federal law enforcement policy issues. Tara led the national effort to free Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, Border Patrol Agents, through a presidential commutation.

Tara served as a community liaison, for over two years. She advocated for issues including affordable housing and services for the chronically homeless and children in South Florida. This is where Tara co-founded a faith-based homeless program. Tara was a regular panelist on PBS, To the Contrary, a women’s issue program. In January 2018, she rejoined CNN as a commentator through the inauguration of President Biden.

Setmayer Publications

Tara was featured in numerous national and local publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill newspaper. In 2010, she was included in the annual 50 Most Beautiful list publication. Additionally, Tara was included in Ebony magazine, on terrestrial radio syndication and satellite, News & Notes and Tell Me More on NPR and XM Radio.

Before she joined the ABC, Tara was a political commentator on CNN, from 2014 through the 2016 presidential election cycle. She regularly appeared on CNN’s New Day, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360°, and CNN Tonight with Don Lemon news analysis shows.

Tara appeared subsequently through 2017 on political panels on CNN. This is where she was credited as a guest contributor on ABC News.

Tara Setmayer’s Scandal

In October 2018, Tara found herself in a controversy. This is after she called Kanye West, a rapper and Trump supporter, “an attention whore, like the president”. Tara called Trump’s surrogates cowards and hypocrites who had sold their souls. She said while most were leaving the Republican Party, “somebody has to stand by and hold them accountable”.

Tara Setmayer Net Worth

Tara has accrued an estimated net worth of about $5 million from her profession.