Jamal Simmons Biography

Jamal Simmons, in full, Jamal Nkosi Simmons is an American personality who is appointed as the communications director for the vice president Kamala Harris. Kamala Devi Harris is also an American personality who is a leading politician and attorney. She is currently the 49th and current vice president of the United States. She has been named as the first female vice president, the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, first African American, and first Asian American vice president. It has been announced that Jamal Simmons would be serving as the communication director for Kamala Harris.

Early Life

Jamal Simmons was born on 21st July 1971 and he is a native of Detroit. He went to Cass Technical High School. He received his degree in Bachelor’s of Arts (majored in history) from Morehouse College and later a Masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School.

Jamal Simmons Career

Jamal began his professional work while working for Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick where he served to be an advisor to Max Cleland. In 1992, Simmons started working as a press assistant on the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign. He gave two years of his life (1993-1995) to the office of the United States Trade Representative where he served as a press assistant. Later for the consecutive two years, he was appointed as the special assistant to Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor. He also worked in the office of scheduling and advance.

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Later, he left the Clinton administration and started working at Citigroup and United Technologies which he could stretch for a short period only. In 1999 and 2000, Simmons served as the chief of staff for congressman Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and also worked as the deputy communications director for the AI Gore 2000 presidential campaign. Later he was appointed as the director of communication for the Democratic National Committee, and communications director for Max Cleland’s 2002 re-election campaign.

Then, he worked as press secretary for the Bob Graham 2004 presidential campaign, as travel pass secretary for Wesley Clark 2004 presidential campaign, as a senior vice president at the Walker Marchant Group, and lastly established his consulting firm. He became the principal at the Raben Group. He was featured as a political commentator for various news outlets including CBS, NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and The Hill. In 2009, Simmons was named as one of the most influential people under the age of 40 by Washington Life Magazine.

Jamal Simmons Biography

Real Name Jamal Nkosi Simmons
Birth Date 21 July 1971
Age (as of 2022) 50 Years
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 72 kg  –  in Pounds –  158 lbs
Shoe Size 9 (U.S.)
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average




School Cass Technical High School
College Harvard University, Morehouse College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Jewel James
Children One (Truth Sundiata James Simmons)
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Personal Life

Simmons married twice in his life. He first married Lynn Monique Jollivette in 1998. But, unfortunately, their marriage didn’t work for them and within two years the pair decided to get separated. They finally got divorced in 2000. Later in 2016, Simmons married Jewel James. They together have a son named Truth Sundiata James Simmons. The family is residing in Washington, DC.

Jamal Simmons Net worth

Jamal Simmons has always maintained his charisma at work. He possesses the kind of personality who never fails to work hard, crosses the hurdles with well-proven plans, and has a backup for every plan in hand. Simmons has been working with politicians since his adulthood. He shortly opened his consulting firm to help others in leading the path for their success. Seeing his working capacities and positions he was hired for till now (or in his entire career), we assume his net worth as $5 million.

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