About Hilary Rosen


-Age: 53 -Position: Managing director at Skdknicker­bocker, a Washington communicat­ion firm

-Who she is: Hilary Rosen is a longtime Democratic strategist and a political contributo­r to CNN. She joined the firm, which includes former Obama communicat­ion director Anita Dunn, in 2010. Though she does not have a formal role with the Democratic National Committee, according to DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse, her ties with the party run deep. Before joining the Brunswick Group, where she worked until 2010, Rosen chaired the Recording Industry Associatio­n of America, according to her Skdknicker­bocker biography. During the 2008 campaign, she was the political director for The

Huffington Post. An avid gay rights activist, she briefly served in 2004 as the interim director of the Human Rights Campaign. She lives in Washington and has two children with her ex-partner Elizabeth Birch.

-What she says about wom

en: “As a mom, I know that raising children is the hardest job there is. As a pundit, I know my words on CNN last night were poorly chosen. . . . As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay-at-home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day. I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended.” — From apology statement issued Thursday.

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