37 Facts About Hilary Rosen


Hilary Rosen was born on 1958 and is the former head of the Recording Industry Association of America.


Hilary Rosen was a columnist for The Washington Post, became the first Washington editor-at-large and political director of The Huffington Post, and has provided political commentary for CNN, CNBC, and MSNBC.


Hilary Rosen worked for the RIAA for 16 years, including as CEO from 1998 to 2003.


Hilary Rosen has been a registered lobbyist during her career, both at the RIAA and for the Human Rights Campaign.


Hilary Rosen was born to a Jewish family in West Orange, New Jersey in 1958.


Hilary Rosen's father worked as an insurance agent and her mother was the city's first councilwoman.


Hilary Rosen earned her bachelor's degree in international business from George Washington University in 1981.


In 1979, Hilary Rosen began working as a legislative assistant in the Washington, DC office of Governor Brendan Byrne, who was a friend of Hilary Rosen's mother.


Hilary Rosen worked for Senator Bill Bradley early in her career.


Hilary Rosen worked for the lobbying firm Liz Robbins Associates in the 1980s.


In 1987, Hilary Rosen joined the Recording Industry Association of America, the trade organization representing the American recording industry, as its first government relations director.


In 1995, Hilary Rosen supported artists' rights when Bob Dole, then Senate Majority Leader, criticized Time Warner and said that rap lyrics promoted violence and were degrading to women.


Hilary Rosen became the organization's president and chief operating officer in May 1996.


Hilary Rosen was a strong supporter of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which became law in 1998, to prohibit the creation of technologies used to get around copyright protections.


Hilary Rosen was promoted to the role of chief executive officer in 1998.


Hilary Rosen said the award, which was named as such because "diamonds are valuable [and] no two are alike", represented "a quantum leap" for the music industry and an expansion of the national music market.


Nonetheless, Hilary Rosen encouraged partnerships between the recording industry and online music businesses, and consulted on the launch of digital music services such as Apple Inc.


Hilary Rosen was recognized for advancing the industry's political efforts and appeared on lists of influential leaders, including Entertainment Weekly "Annual Power List" and National Journal "Washington's Powerful Insiders".


Hilary Rosen was included in The Hollywood Reporter list of the most powerful women in entertainment in 1998,2000,2002, and 2003.


Hilary Rosen resigned from the RIAA in June 2003 to spend more time with her family.


Hilary Rosen was a regular political columnist for The Washington Post, has authored articles for many national publications, and provided political commentary for CNBC and MSNBC.


Also, in 2008, Hilary Rosen became the first Washington editor-at-large and political director of The Huffington Post.


In 2013, Hilary Rosen began writing for The Washington Post as an opinion contributor.


Hilary Rosen described it as "an experiment I did several years ago to see how it worked"; however, records indicate Hilary Rosen made dozens of purchases between 2015 and 2017.


In 2010, Hilary Rosen became a partner and managing director at the political communications and public relations firm SKDKnickerbocker, leading the company alongside Anita Dunn.


Hilary Rosen has advised many national candidates, and in 2012 The Wall Street Journal reported that she was consulting with Debbie Wasserman Schultz during her time as chair of the Democratic National Committee.


Hilary Rosen was criticized in December 2017 for making two tweets calling several Georgetown Hoyas fans "anti-Semitic," singling one out as a "bigot" after she noticed a photograph of a fan wearing a bacon costume.


Hilary Rosen mistakenly corrected Turner, stating that King only objected to the 'silence' of the "white moderate" not the comfort of the 'white moderate' with the status quo as Turner had stated.


Hilary Rosen was derided for her use of the pejorative phrase "angry black women" which is a racial trope.


Hilary Rosen then apologized a second time on Twitter stating that she was "humbly sorry" and would never refer to Nina Turner as an 'angry black woman' and only wanted people who were using the phrase against Ms.


Between 2004 and 2008, Hilary Rosen was a registered lobbyist for the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.


Hilary Rosen served on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation board.


Hilary Rosen was named one of the 25 "most powerful LGBT players" in Washington, DC, by National Journal and ranked number 62 in Out 2012 "Power List".


Hilary Rosen has lived in Washington, DC since her studies at George Washington University.


Hilary Rosen is well-connected and has been called a "Washington insider".


Hilary Rosen has been a longtime supporter of the Democratic Party and has hosted fundraisers for candidates, including Senator Barbara Boxer.


Hilary Rosen has been a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton and supported President Joe Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary race.