Angela Rye Biography

( 1979 - )
Angela Rye Biography

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Date of Birth: 1979 October 26
Age:38 years old
occupationPolitical Commentator,
educationUniversity of Washington Seattle University School of Law
place_of_birthSeattle, Washington, United States
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Angela Rye is a political strategist, pop culture connoisseur, lawyer and CEO of IMPACT Strategies. She is a leading political commentator for CNN and Political Analyst for NPR.

Early Life

Angela Rye was born on October 26, 1979, in Seattle, Washington, United States. Her father, Eddie Rye Jr., is a community organizer and a small business consultant. Her mother, Andrea Rye is a retired college administrator. She grew up discussing political issues with her parents and friends and debates with her Dad often.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, she obtained her law degree from Seattle University. Rye learned the importance of advocacy through her family's political and community activism.


In 2005, Rye moved to Washington, D.C. to work for the National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO). She served on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Congressional Black Caucus PAC and the Seattle University School of Law Alumni. She is also a member of The Links, Incorporated, National Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Washington Government Relations Group.

Prior to working for the CBC, she served as Senior Advisor and Counsel to the House Committee on Homeland Security under the leadership of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson.  Upon moving to the Nation’s Capital, Rye co-founded IMPACT, an organization that seeks to encourage young professionals in three core areas: economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement.

CNN Political Commentator and NPR Political Analyst

Angela Rye is currently a CNN Political Commentator and NPR Political Analyst. She has been featured as an influential politico, lawyer, and advocate in several publications and outlets from Marie Claire to Ebony and the Washington Post. Rye has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process.

She is a prominent political strategist who has been seen on several media outlets including BET, CNN, HBO, HuffPost Live, and TV One. She is also known for her humour, wit, candidness and ability to create a dialogue that ranges from political campaigns to complex legislation to social issues that bear long-term implications nationally and internationally.

Speech with Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie

As a political CNN commentator, Angela Rye called for reparations during a heated discussion with Donald Trump supporter Carl Higbie in 2016. Rye and Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and conservative pundit, were discussing whether the two major political parties are dividing the country when the segment on CNN's At This Hour went off the rails and turned into a debate over slavery and reparations.

Higbie, started by commenting on how New York City's skyline represents Donald Trump's accomplishments and how every other American wants to achieve the same thing.

He added that the Democratic Party wants to keep Americans dependent on the government. Rye became visibly angry at Higbie's statement. Rye claimed that Trump achieved his success off the backs of "poor people." The conversation started to skew away from the subject when Rye said, "Part of the real issue here, Carl, is the fact that he won't denounce white supremacy." "The very people who you're talking about who you think are looking for free gifts and handouts are people who have been disenfranchised since they got off the slave ship in this country, and until you recognize that and pay for that, we're going to continue to–,” Rye said before Higbie cut her off.

Caught rolling her eyes at claims Trump does selfless acts in his spare time

On July 2016, Rye's extended eye roll during the network's panel discussion at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia has set social media alight. She was participating in a panel on when the network's conservative commentator Kayleigh McEnany began talking about Mrs. Clinton's track record in office as secretary of state. 'I love that we have facts like Libya in disarray, Iraq in disarray, Syria in disarray, all under the tutelage of Hillary Clinton's State Department,' she said.

McEnany then claimed Trump had 'done great things too' in response to Bill Clinton's praise of his wife's record helping schools and adoptive parents. 'Well, that's great,' McEnany said. 'You know, Donald Trump has done great things in his private time, too, for veterans, all across his foundation. 'He's done great things, too. We've all done great things in our lives and I commend her for helping children, that's a commendable thing.'

But Rye struggled to hide her feelings at the comment, unleashing the eye roll. It was the 'Eye Roll Heard 'Round The World', according to New York Mag, as social media went crazy.

Thoroughly Traumatized by the TSA

Angela Rye was randomly selected for additional screening in Detroit on December 20, 2016. She has shared a video that shows her bursting into tears during an aggressive TSA pat-down in which her dress was lifted up and her genitals were hit. She was surprised when she was randomly selected for additional screening in a nearly empty Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Rye had already gone through the metal detector and full body scanner and had both TSA PreCheck and was a CLEAR traveler, which allows you to skip the security line. But the full body scanner alerted to her right boot and three places near her genitals.

The TSA officer then informed Rye that they would have to pat down the area. 'I didn't care about anything but one place on my body,' Rye wrote in an op-ed about the incident for CNN. 'I said in complete disbelief: "You know you aren't putting down my vagina, right? Like that's not happening.'"

But the TSA officer said she had to unless her supervisor said otherwise. The supervisor then said he would call his manager. 'I repeated my protests: I have a Homeland Security background. This is a severe violation of my privacy and civil liberties,' Rye wrote. 'Please just let me get the scan again. Rye said the TSA agent then began to insist that it was a 'backhanded pat around the upper thigh'.

Personal Life

Angela Rye has a fizzy witty character, one not to take "NO" for an answer. As we try to unravel her personal life, we discover the secret of what make her tick and to whom she has been dating.

The reason behind her determination could be a result of a man in her life she is hiding away or maybe she has abandoned love that makes her such a stunning lawyer. According to her social accounts, Angela Rye is not yet married and possibly single as well.

Rye, who is in her mid-thirties has a long run career that should be giving her a large amount of net worth. But unfortunately, there is no official information about her exact net worth or salary.

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