Margaret Hoover Biography, Age, Firing Line, Husband and Gay Rights

Firing Line host, Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover Biography

Margaret Hoover is a political commentator, political strategist, gay rights activist, feminist, media personality and author from the United States of America. Hoover is a political commentator on CNN. She is also a great-granddaughter of Herbert Hoover, the 31st U.S. President and is a conservative. Margaret is also popular for her book American Individualism: How A New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party as well as her conservative interview show Firing Line.


How old is Margaret Hoover? – Age

Hoover is 42 years old as of 11th December 2019. She was born in 1977 in Colorado, United States of America.

Margaret Hoover’s Husband | Spouse – Who is John Avalon’s wife?

Margaret is married to fellow political commentator and journalist who is a former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast, now CNN contributor, John Avlon. Avlon is also known for having been a speechwriter for Rudy Giuliani and senior columnist for Newsweek.

John Avlon and Margaret Hoover’s Kids

Hoover and Avlon got married in 2009 and have since had two children: a son by the name Jack who was born in 2013 and a daughter, Toula Lou who was born in 2015.

Margaret Hoover with her husband John Avalon and their son
Margaret Hoover with her husband John Avalon and their son

Is Margaret Hoover a Democrat or Republican?

Herbert Hoover’s great-granddaughter is a conservative, making her a republican.

Who is the host of Firing Line? | Is firing line conservative?

Firing Line is an American television show on public affairs. Hoover hosts the show whose title is Firing Line with Margaret Hoover and it is a relaunch of the William F. Buckley Jr. show by the same title, Firing Line. Buckley’s show aired for 33 years on PBS. Hoover’s show is described as a civil engagement that engages contest of exchanging ideas and opinions.

The show began airing on WNET on 2nd June 2018. It serves the New York metropolitan area.

Where did Margaret Hoover go to college? – Family

Margaret is a great-granddaughter of the 31st president of the USA, Herbert Hoover. Her father is Andrew Hoover, a mining engineer, while her mother is Jean Williams, a flight attendant. From the state of Colorado, Ms. Hoover attended school at Graland Country Day School in Denver. In 2001, she joined Bryn Mawr College to study Spanish literature and also took a minor in political science. She earned a B.A. upon completing her studies. She was also a student at Davidson College for two years.

Margaret Hoover Books

  • July 2011 – American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party

This is a book authored by Margaret and published in 2011 by Crown Forum.

Margaret Hoover as a Gay Rights Activist

As mentioned earlier, Ms. Hoover advocates for gay rights which include gay marriage. Her argument for supporting that which is largely not accepted by many people belonging to her political affiliation is that, individual freedom and marriage are conservative values. She signed an amicus curiae brief in 2013 which was handed to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage in Hollingsworth v. Perry.

Margaret Hoover TV Shows

♦  Firing Line
♦  (Get to) The Point

Margaret Hoover’s Twitter

You can find and follow Margaret on Twitter at the account name @MargaretHoover