Karen Finney is a political consultant who has found a second career as a pundit, both in print and on the air.
A former press secretary to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Virginia-born-and-bred Ms. Finney also served as spokesperson and communications director for the Democratic National Committee. Today she is a columnist for The Hill, a daily newspaper covering Congress, as well as a commentator for Politico and the Huffington Post. She's also a frequent commentator on the MSNBC cable news channel.
Her exotic looks come from her biracial background; she has a black father an a white mother. And - I am not making this up - she is a descendant of Robert E. Lee on her mother's side.