19 Facts About Anita Dunn


Anita Dunn is an American political strategist serving as a senior advisor to US President Joe Biden, having originally held the post from January 20,2021 to August 12,2021, and returning May 5,2022.


Anita Dunn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Anita Dunn began her career in the Carter White House, first as an intern for White House Communications Director Gerald Rafshoon and then worked for chief of staff Hamilton Jordan.


Anita Dunn worked on the campaign of US Senator John Glenn in 1984, and on Capitol Hill before joining the firm founded by Bob Squier and William Knapp in 1993.


Anita Dunn has been the adviser and communications director to Senator Bill Bradley, and served as the chief strategist for his presidential campaign.


Anita Dunn served as advisor to Senator Evan Bayh, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and as communications director for Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000.


In 2004, Anita Dunn produced the media for Congressman Lloyd Doggett.


Anita Dunn was featured as one of four top advisers in a 60 Minutes interview held after then-President-elect Obama's November 4,2008, victory speech at Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.


Anita Dunn served as interim White House Communications Director from April to November 2009.


Anita Dunn took the lead in the Obama administration's criticism of the Fox News Channel.


Anita Dunn left her interim post at the end of November 2009 and was replaced by her deputy Dan Pfeiffer.


Anita Dunn represented Amazon who sought PR help from SKD Knickerbocker as it developed plans to establish a second headquarters in New York City.


Anita Dunn was interviewed for two documentaries, The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth and JFK: The Making of Modern Politics.


Anita Dunn was hired as a senior advisor to Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign in 2019 to assist with communications strategy.


Anita Dunn first met Biden in the 1980s during her time as the communications director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and they reconnected in 2008 when Biden was named as Obama's running mate.


On September 5,2020, Anita Dunn was announced to be a co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition Team, which planned the presidential transition of Joe Biden.


On January 15,2021, it was announced that Anita Dunn would serve as a senior advisor to the President of the United States in the Biden Administration.


Anita Dunn is involved in the strategic planning for President Biden's 2024 re-election campaign.


Anita Dunn is married to Robert Bauer, former partner at Perkins Coie and former personal counsel to President Obama and the White House Counsel.