David Gergen

United States

David Gergen Bio

Who is David Gergen

David Richmond Gergen is an American political commentator and former presidential advisor who served during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.

Early Life (Childhood)

David Gergen was born in Durham, North Carolina, to Aubigne Munger (née Lermond) and John Jay Gergen. He earned his bachelor's degree in American studies from Yale University in 1963. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1967.

Interesting Facts

Gergen is a Senior Political Analyst for CNN. He is a Professor of Public Service and Co-Director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Personal Life

David Gergen married Anne Elizabeth Gergen, a native of London, England in 1967. They have two children a son Christopher and a daughter Katherine. They have five grandchildren.


He was a member of election coverage teams that won Peabody awards—in 1988 with MacNeil-Lehrer, and in 2008 with CNN. He has been awarded with 25 honorary degrees.