Kate Andersen Brower: Presidents' Day Celebration
February 21, 2023
The presidency is a job one never truly leaves behind. With the role of “former president” comes not only the benefits of which many are familiar (the federal pension and US Secret Service protection) but membership to an unofficial association with its own unique traditions and customs: The Presidents Club. Journalist and author Kate Andersen Brower offered a unique perspective into the lives and aspirations of contemporary American presidents and their families in their post-presidential years.
The Hauenstein Center and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum welcomed Kate Andersen Brower to share her expansive insight on the personalities behind the American presidency.
“She did a nice job of connecting with the local audience.”
Kate Andersen Brower
Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House and First Women, also a New York Times bestseller, as well as Team Of Five, First In Line, the children’s book Exploring the White House and her recently released title, Elizabeth Taylor, which is the first authorized biography of the icon. The Residence is being made into a television series produced by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.
Brower covered the White House for Bloomberg News and Businessweek and traveled across the U.S. and around the globe on Air Force One as part of the White House press corps, accompanying President Obama on dozens of trips including stops in Colombia, Poland, Ireland, France, England, and Portugal. She was also assigned to cover First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. She was one of three reporters who traveled with the vice president to Mongolia, China, and Japan.
Brower is a graduate of Barnard College with a master’s degree from Oxford University. She is a CNN contributor and a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. She has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post.
She lives outside of Washington, D.C., with her husband, their three young children, and their wheaten terrier.