Karen Avrich

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Karen Avrich’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Karen Avrich

Eye Color

Hazel Brown

Place Of Birth

New York City, USA


55 years old

Birth Date

January 06, 1967

Star Sign

Karen Avrich Facts

Child Star?



Writer, Editor

Net Worth

$1 million

Current Partner

Mark Halperin


James Halperin


Ina Avrich, Paul Avrich


Jane Avrich


1.7m (5'6"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Sheep

About Karen Avrich 

Karen Avrich was born to her parents in New York City.

She is a famous American writer. Karen Avrich was influenced by her father, Paul Avrich, and his work and followed in his footsteps, becoming a writer, researcher, editor, and educator.

The legendary historian, Paul Avrich, has influenced her life tremendously. He is renowned for his analysis of 19th and 20th-century anarchist movements in the USA and Russia and has authored ten books on the subject of anarchism over his lifetime.

He explored events such as the 1886 Haymarket Riots and the 1921 Kronstadt Naval Base rebellion in his writings. Paul was fluent in speaking six languages. He had a decorated career as a professor at Queens College. Following his path, Karen also became a successful political author.

Please continue reading to learn more about Karen Avrich, including her net worth, personal life, and former workplace.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Karen Avrich's net worth?

As a famous writer and co-author, Karen Avrich has an estimated net worth of about $1 million as of 2022. Writing is her primary source of income.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Karen Avrich?

Karen Avrich has a height of 5 ft 7 in (170 cm).

How old is Karen Avrich?

Karen Avrich is 55 years old as of her birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

Karen Avrich was born in New York City, New York, USA. She is said to have been born on Friday, January 6, 1967. Her father and mother are Paul Avrich and Ina Avrich, respectively, and she has a sister named Jane Avrich, who grew up with her in Amsterdam and various locations globally.

In her early life, she shifted residences and traveled across the globe, so it is unknown what high school she attended or what university she majored in.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Karen Avrich's partner?

Karen Avrich is in a live-in relationship with American journalist Mark Halperin, a senior political analyst on MSNBC. They have been together since 2002, which makes their relationship 20 years old as of 2022.

The couple shares the same interests in politics, with Mark being the political director at ABC News and the co-managing editor at Bloomberg Politics. Their shared interests have allowed their relationship to remain strong and flourish, even without a state-issued marriage license.

She has a son James Halperin from the partnership, born in 2017. Karen keeps her personal life away from the eyes of the media. The couple seems to have decided to keep away from marriage, being content with their decision to live together.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Karen Avrich is best known for completing the famous book 'Sasha And Emma: The Anarchist Odyssey Of Alexander Berkman And Emma Goldman'. She co-wrote the book with her father, historian Paul Avrich, who died of Alzheimer's in 2006 before completing the book, his eleventh.

Karen Avrich has traveled the world to promote her books and is considered one of the brightest minds in the publishing industry. She has spent years refining her craft, and her professional career is expansive. She is of great repute, with some of her less-bulky pieces published in well-known magazines such as the New York Times.

Along with writing, she is also known to be an editor with an excellent eye for detail, allowing her to catch errors. She is responsible for editing books by Mark Halperin on topics of politics. An avid politics enthusiast, her knowledge of the subject matter is comprehensive and rich.

Due to her travel and interest in politics, as well as the influence of her father, she is an established writer with several published books to her name. She has used her skills with clients ranging from individuals to corporations. One of her clients includes her husband and partner, political analyst Mark Halperin.

Other Interesting Karen Avrich Facts And Trivia

  • Born on January 6, 1967, her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
  • Mark Halperin describes her as a political freak.
  • She completed her father's book after his death and published it in 2012.
  • Born in New York, she spent a significant amount of her childhood in Amsterdam.
  • She helped edit her partner's book 'The Way To Win'.
  • Mark Halperin wrote the book 'How To Beat Trump: America's Top Political Strategies On What It Will Take' in 2019, which offers a compelling read on American politics.
  • Valuing her privacy, she does not have any social media accounts on any of the major websites.
  • Karen Avrich is an avid reader of political content and publishes op-eds and critiques occasionally.

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