Marie Harf has varied experience in the U.S. federal government, politics, media, and higher education. She began her career in 2006 at the Central Intelligence Agency, first serving as a Middle East analyst and later as the CIA’s Media Spokesperson. From 2013-2017, Marie worked for Secretary of State John Kerry, as his Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications and the State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson. In those roles, she regularly conducted the on-camera Daily Press Briefing and managed the public strategy for the U.S. team in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.
In 2012, Ms. Harf ran national security and foreign policy issues for President Barack Obama on his re-election campaign. She also served as Campaign Manager on Congressman Seth Moulton’s 2020 presidential bid and subsequently ran his political organization, Serve America, which helps military, intelligence community and diplomatic corps veterans run for public office. Since 2017, she has been an on-air analyst at the Fox News Channel, providing commentary across FOX’s various programming and platforms.
Ms. Harf is currently the Executive Director of External Relations and Marketing at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She has previously held roles at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors from Indiana University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with concentrations in Jewish Studies and Russian and Eastern European Studies, and received her Master’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.