Ari Fleischer Biography – Ari Fleischer Wiki
Ari Fleischer is an American media consultant and political aide who served as the twenty-first White House Press Secretary, for President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003. As of press secretary in the Bush administration, he was a prominent advocate for the Invasion of Iraq and made numerously exaggerated and misleading claims about Iraq in the lead-up to the Iraq War. Since leaving the White House, he has worked as a media consultant and commentator. He joined Fox News as a contributor in July 2017.
Today he works as a media consultant for various corporations and sports organizations and players through his company, Ari Fleischer Communications. He has consulted former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, Mark McGwire, the Washington Redskins, Tiger Woods, and the Green Bay Packers.
He published a memoir, Taking Heat: The President, the Press and My Years in the White House, in 2005. Michiko Kakutani wrote in The New York Times, “[T]his book does not provide any new insights into the workings of the current White House. It does not present compelling portraits of cabinet members or members of the White House supporting cast. And it does not shed new light on the president or his methods of governance.” She found the book “insular, defensive and wholly predictable.” In Salon.com, Eric Boehlert declared that despite “a few curious nuggets,” the book is “long on praise for his boss and criticism of the ‘liberal’ media, and short on revelations.”
Upon his graduation from Middlebury, he worked as press secretary for Jon S. Fossel, a Republican candidate for a New York congressional seat. Later he worked as press secretary for Norman Lent. From 1985 to 1988, he was field director for the National Republican Congressional Committee. He went back to being a press secretary in 1988, working for congressman Joseph DioGuardi.
He served as U.S. Senator Pete Domenici’s press secretary from 1989 to 1994 and as spokesman for the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee for five years. He worked as deputy communications director for George H. W. Bush’s 1992 reelection campaign. When Bush became the President in 2001, he tapped Fleischer to become the first press secretary of his administration.
He is portrayed by Rob Corddry in Oliver Stone’s W., a biographical movie about George W. Bush. He is graduate from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York, in 1978, and graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont in 1982.
Ari Fleischer Age
He was born Lawrence Ari Fleischer on October 13, 1960, in New York, New York, United States.
Ari Fleischer Wife
In November 2002, he married his wife, Rebecca Elizabeth Davis, an employee in the Office of Management and Budget, in an interfaith ceremony. They reside in New York with their son and daughter.
Ari Fleischer Children
He has two children, a son and a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Fleischer.
Ari Fleischer Family
He is the son of Alan A. Fleischer and Martha Fleischer. His brother, Michael, worked for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.