Michael Allen (Journalist) Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Politico and Axios

Michael Allen Biography

Michael Allen is an American-born political journalist. Allen is the co-founder and executive editor of Axios. Michael was also a former chief political reporter for Politico.

While he was at Politico, he wrote the daily Playbook. In April 2010, in reference to his frequent correspondence with White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, The New York Times called him “The Man The White House Wakes Up To.”

Michael Allen Age | Birthday

The amazingly talented political journalist and executive editor, Allen, was born on June 21, 1964, in Orange County, California, United States. Michael is 56 years old as of 2020. He celebrates his birthday on June 21st every year.

Michael Allen Height

The American-born journalist, Michael, is of an average height. Allen lives a private life. There is no known information about his height, weight, nor his other body measurements. This information is currently under review and will soon be updated.

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Michael Allen Family

Allen was born to conservative writer Gary Allen. His father was a spokesman for the John Birch Society. Michael described his household as normal and ‘apolitical’, in considerable contrast to his father’s flamboyant public persona as a conservative icon. His father once denounced rock music as a “Pavlovian Communist mind-control plot” and wrote speeches for George Wallace. Alle is an Eagle Scout. There is no known information about his mother nor his siblings. This information is currently under review and will soon be updated.

Michael Allen Wife and Children

Michael lives a private life away from all publicity. Allen was profiled by Mark Leibovich, who reported that many of his friends did not know where he lived and that none of them had ever been inside his apartment. It is not known if he is currently single or in a relationship. There is also no known information about his past relationship. Once available, this information will be updated.

Michael Allen Education and Career


The American-born political journalist, Allen, attended Washington and Lee University where he graduated in 1986 with a double major in politics and journalism. His father died the same year he was graduating. Allen was quoted in the New York Times obituary giving details on his father’s career.

Career | Politico

Michael is Politico‘s former chief political reporter. He is also the founder and executive editor of Axios.  While at Politico, Allen wrote the daily Playbook in April 2020 in credentials to his persistent correspondence with White House communications director named Dan Pfeiffer. The political analyst also worked with other publications before joining Politico. He worked with Times and The New York Times.

Allen was featured in The New York Times magazine on April 25, 2010, in its edition known as The Man The White House Wake Up To.

The New York Times announced that Allen would no longer be writing the Playbook after July 11, 2010, but instead, the writing would be taken over by other Politico staffers that included Anna Palmer, Daniel Lippman, and Jake Sherman.

Michael Allen Net Worth and Salary

Michael is a well-known journalist who has greatly advanced in his career. Allen is the co-founder and executive editor of Axio‘s. Not much is known about his personal life nor his fortune. His net worth and annual salary are currently under review.

Reference and Acknowledgment

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