Gillian Turner is an American journalist, who served as a ‘National Security Council’ staffer during the presidential administration of George W Bush and Barack Obama. She presently serves as a full-time news correspondent and the vice president of ‘Fox News.’ She has also served as the vice president of the global strategy firm ‘Jones Group International.’ Gillian had initially developed an interest in dance, taken dance lessons, and danced with the ‘Pennsylvania Ballet’ for a year. However, she stepped into a completely different career since beginning of her college years. She earned a BA degree in political science and government before starting work with the ‘Albright Group, LLC.’ With time, she achieved great heights in her professional career. She joined the ‘White House National Security Council’ as a research associate during the George W Bush administration. Her remarkable work earned her the ‘National Security Council Outstanding Service’ Award. She was eventually promoted to the post of director (acting) and worked in such capacity during the Barack Obama administration. She later earned a master's degree in social science, African governance, security studies, and politics.
Gillian initially worked with ‘Albright Group, LLC.’ She also worked at the ‘United States House of Representatives,’ as part of the office of the minority leader. In July 2006, during the presidency of George W Bush, she joined the ‘White House National Security Council’ in Washington, DC, as a research associate. She worked with the government agency for almost 4 years, witnessing the transition of the administration, with Barack Obama becoming the new president of the US on January 20, 2009. Thus, Gillian had the opportunity of serving the administrations of two former US presidents. She was bestowed with the ‘National Security Council Outstanding Service Award’ for her remarkable contribution to the council during the Bush administration. Later, in January 2009, she was promoted to the post of director (acting) of the legislative affairs in the council. During the Bush administration, Gillian traveled a lot with the president and visited several countries in Europe. While working with the Obama administration, her main responsibility was to liaise between the ‘US House of Representatives’ and the ‘White House’ on matters related to national security and foreign policy. She worked as a director (acting) of the legislative affairs in the council till May 2010.
In June 2012, she joined ‘Jones Group International.’ When she left the global strategy firm in August 2017, she was serving as its vice president. Meanwhile, Gillian became associated with ‘Fox’ as a contributor in 2014. She became a full-time news correspondent for ‘Fox News’ in January 2018. Her responsibilities as a correspondent included dealing with high-profile officials of the ‘National Security Council.’ She is also known to be serving as the vice president of the channel. Her tenure with ‘Fox News’ so far has seen her feature in some of the popular programs of the channel, such as ‘The Five,’ ‘Fox & Friends,’ ‘America’s Newsroom,’ and ‘Fox News Sunday.’
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Family & Personal Life
Gillian Turner was born on September 6, 1982. While some sources mention her birthplace as Cape Town, South Africa, others mention it as New York, US. Not much is known about her parents or siblings. According to sources, both her parents are authors, and her mother was her inspiration behind her resolve to become a journalist. Gillian grew up in New York, where she obtained her primary school education. As a kid, she developed a passion for dance, inspired by stalwarts such as Peter Boal, Maria Kowroski, and Wendy Whelan. At age 7, she aspired to become a professional dancer. At age 8, she began attending dance classes. She also danced for a year with the ‘Pennsylvania Ballet,’ following her high-school graduation. However, during her college days, she changed her focus completely. In 2005, she earned a BA degree in political science and government from ‘Columbia University.’ She enrolled at the ‘University of Cape Town’ in 2010 and obtained a master’s degree in social science, African governance, security studies, and politics in 2012.
Gillian is in a relationship for a while. However, it seems she prefers to keep her personal life away from the limelight, as she has not revealed anything on her significant other. According to sources, she got engaged in 2016. Gillian is quite active on social media, particularly on ‘Instagram’ and ‘Twitter,’ where her respective accounts, ‘gillianhturner’ and ‘GillianHTurner,’ have accumulated thousands of followers. According to her ‘Instagram’ account, she is a dog enthusiast. She mentions herself as the mother of her two dogs, Olivia and Connor, who feature in many of her ‘Instagram’ posts.