Who is Heidi Przybyla?
Heidi Przybyla is an American journalist who once served as the senior political correspondent of ‘USA Today,’ and is currently employed at ‘NBC News’ as a national political reporter. She came into limelight after putting forth a bold statement about the U.S. President Donald Trump. Possessing a keen interest in news reporting since childhood, she attended Michigan State University and later enrolled in Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany. In 1997, she started working for the ‘Washington Business Journal’ as a reporter, marking the beginning of her journalism career. In her long career spanning over two decades, she has worked with top television and print news companies. Her excellent work ethics and courage to boldly voice her opinions have made her one of the most successful American journalists of this era. The major part of her career was spent working with ‘Bloomberg News’ where she joined as the White House reporter and left as the congressional reporter. During the Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump presidential campaign, she covered several major presidential debates. Despite being a public personality, she likes to keep her personal life off the radar. She has never disclosed anything about her family and marital status publicly, but is believed to be married.
Heidi Przybyla began her professional career in 1997 when she started working as a reporter in the ‘Washington Business Journal’. After serving for two years in that company, she was offered a position by one of the biggest financial and media companies – ‘Bloomberg’. In 1999, she joined ‘Bloomberg News’ as the White House reporter. She worked for almost sixteen years in ‘Bloomberg’. In 2005, she was promoted to the post of the senior political reporter. She was also the guest host of the popular TV show ‘With All Due Respect’ alongside John Heilemann and Mark Halperin. Five years later, in 2010 October, she became the congressional reporter. She served in this position till 2015, before leaving ‘Bloomberg News’. During her tenure there, she commented on different political issues, including those related to some big political personalities.
Subsequently, she joined ‘USA Today’ as the ‘Senior Political Correspondent’ in August 2015. Initially, she was assigned to cover Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and actively travel to every location on Clinton’s campaign trail. She also covered every Democratic presidential debate during the Clinton-Trump presidential campaigns.
For a while, she was associated with MSNBC as a ‘Political Analyst’ and came into spotlight for making bold comments about the US President Donald Trump. In January 2018, she was employed at ‘NBC News’ as a national political reporter.
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Controversies & Scandals
Heidi Przybyla was pulled into a controversy after putting forth a bold and disputable statement about the US president Donald Trump. On 7 October 2016, during the Clinton vs Trump presidential campaigns, she posted a cryptic tweet against Donald Trump stating ‘the men who say @realDonaldTrump hot mike is just how you all talk in private? Not my dad, brother, and husband,’ and later in February 2017, while she made an appearance on MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ show, she made a polarized statement about Trump and implied that his stance on anti-semitism lacked credibility. While some agreed with her, she also received some backlash for making such a harsh statement.
Family & Personal Life
Heidi Przybyla was born on 18 November 1973, in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. After completing school, she attended Michigan State University, where she received a BA degree in German and International Relations . Due to her proficiency in German, she studied at ‘Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg’, Breisgau, Germany from 1993 to 1994. She is very guarded about her personal life as she has never publicly disclosed anything about her parents or relationship status. She has a brother and a niece named Lainey Marie with whom she post pictures on her social media accounts.
There is much speculation regarding her relationship status. Some of her tweets imply that she is happily married though she has never publicly talked about her spouse. One of her Instagram post suggests that she has a daughter. However, there has no confirmation or denial regarding this from her side.