• Elise Jordan is a journalist who gained recognition after joining MSNBC in 2010
• She married Michael Hastings in 2011, but he died in a car accident in 2013
• After his death, she married Mike Hogan in 2017 and the two currently have a daughter living with them in New York
• Elise enjoys watching movies, playing sports, and spending time in nature with her husband
• Michael Hastings was an American journalist, author, and reporter known for writing about the Iraq War and Barack Obama's re-election campaign

Who is Elise Jordan? Wiki Bio

Elise Jordan was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi USA, on 24 September 1982 – her zodiac sign is Libra and she holds American nationality. Elise is a journalist, who gained recognition after she started working for MSNBC.

Early life and education

Elise was raised with a younger brother named Russell in Holly Springs by their parents – their father died in 2016 from a heart attack. She became interested in journalism after being motivated by one of her high school teachers, who worked as a journalist for a period of time. After matriculation, Elise enrolled at Yale University, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2004.

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Career as a reporter

Elise launched her career as a reporter shortly after graduating from college when she started working for Condoleezza Rice, who was the 66th US Secretary of State. After that, she served in the US National Security Council, before becoming their director of communication and a presidential speechwriter.

She joined the MSNBC network in 2010 as their political analyst and a commentator. She has been part of several controversies regarding her harsh comments about Donald Trump and his actions, and has been criticized by numerous Trump supporters and other politicians.

Love life and new husband

Elise met her first husband Michael Hastings in 2007 when they appeared together in a TV show. They spent the 2010 New Year’s Eve together when Michael asked her to marry him, and their wedding was held on 21 May 2011. The two had no children together, before Michael died in a car accident on 18 June 2013.

Several years after the death of her husband, Elise began dating Mike Hogan, and the two married in September 2017. Mike is working for “Vanity” magazine as their producer and senior editor, and he and Elise are currently living in New York with their daughter.

Hobbies and other interests

Elise has been keen on watching movies and TV series since she was a teenager – some of her favorite actresses and actors are Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, and Will Smith, and favorite movies include “Lucy”, “Ghost in the Shell”, and “The Pursuit of Happiness’”. She grew up playing sports at high school, and also took journalism and dancing lessons, wanting to become a dancer, but eventually chose journalism as her career. She is a big lover of animals, and often uploads pictures of her pet dog onto her Instagram account, but her favorite animals are horses.

Elise enjoys spending her free time in nature and at the beach, and is interested in tasting various cuisines while her favorite is Chinese. She enjoys going fishing with her husband in their spare time, and the two are also keen on camping and hiking.

Appearance and net worth

Elise is 37 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, weighs around 165lbs (75kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-28-32. Her net worth is estimated at over $1 million, as of early 2020.

Elise Jordan

Who was Michael Hastings, Elise’s first husband?

Michael Mahon Hastings was born in Malone, New York State USA, on 28 January 1980 – his zodiac sign was Aquarius and he held American nationality. He was a journalist, author, and a reporter working for BuzzFeed.

Michael was raised in Malone by his father Dr. Brent and his mother Dr. Molly, and he has two brothers named Jon and Jeff. At the age of 11, his family moved to live in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where his mother studied pediatric ophthalmology at McGill University.

Michael attended Lower Canada College, and at the age of 16 moved to Vermont where he attended Rice Memorial High School in South Burlington. While there he played soccer and lacrosse, and acted in school plays. After matriculation, he enrolled at Connecticut College, but soon switching to New York University from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism in 2002.

He launched his career by becoming an unpaid intern at “Newsweek” magazine, while he also contributed to “Gentlemen’s Quarterly” and “Rolling Stone” magazines.

In 2005, he started covering the Iraq War from the Green Zones in Baghdad – in 2007 his fiancée Andre Parhamovich died after her convoy was ambushed by gunmen in Baghdad; the incident led Michael to write a book about it entitled “I Lost My Love in Baghdad: A Modern War Story”. In 2012, he published “The Operators” which covered his travels with General Stanley McChrystal in April 2010, and received mixed reviews. He wrote the “Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign”, which is about Barack Obama’s incumbent race for re-election.

He died on 18 June 2013 after his car travelled at what appeared to be maximum speed, creating sparks and flames before crashing into a palm tree. His engine flew more than 50m away from the car upon crash and Michael’s body was entirely burned having to be identified by matching footprints. It is believed that Michael committed suicide, suffering from depression, while another rumor claims he was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and that they were in one way or another somehow involved with his death.

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