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Josh Barro Biography

Josh Barro is a journalist from the United States and the author of the newsletter and podcast Very Serious. He previously presented the weekly radio show Left, Right, and Center on KCRW in Los Angeles and worked as a senior editor and columnist for Business Insider.

Josh Barro Age

How old is Barro? He is 37 years old as of 17 July 2021. He was born in 1984 in Massachusetts, the United States. He celebrates his birthday every 17th of July.

Josh Barro Education

Barro received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University.

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Josh Barro Nationality | Ethnicity

Josh is an American national and citizen by birth, he was born in  Massachusetts, United State of America. Barro is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry.

Josh Barro Family | Parents

He was born in Massachusetts, the United States as Joshua A. Barro. He is the son of a macroeconomist and Harvard University professor Robert Barro. However, She was raised by his parents, but he has not provided any information about his siblings or family in general. It is unknown whether he had siblings, and the identity of his mother is still unknown. He has kept the public in the dark about his childhood.

Josh Barro Husband | Married | Gay

Who is Josh Barro’s husband? Barro is an openly gay man and married to Zachary Allen, the chairman of TIPAH Consulting and a former Democratic National Committee official. The two married in 2017. He is a devout atheist who lives in Manhattan.

Josh Barro’s Net Worth

Barro has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Josh Barro Career

Barro previously worked as a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a Wells Fargo real estate banker, the lead writer for The Ticker (a now-defunct economics and politics blog sponsored by Bloomberg L.P.), and the politics editor at Business Insider. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Television and MSNBC, and he has been on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. He is presently the host and moderator of the weekly political roundtable radio show Left, Right, and Center, which airs on public radio stations across the country and is based at KCRW Los Angeles.

In early 2013, he was a strong backer of a prospective trillion-dollar currency, but by late 2013, he had altered his views. Barro’s Twitter account was selected as one of Time’s “140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2013,” and he was one of ten in the Politics category. David Brooks, is a member of the “vibrant and increasingly prominent center-right discussion.” In 2014, Barro left Business Insider to join The New York Times’ “The Upshot.” Business Insider rehired Barro as a senior editor in 2016. In 2018, he left Business Insider again to become a business columnist for New York magazine. In 2020, he plans to return to Business Insider as a columnist covering politics, business, and the economy.

Barro described himself as a Republican early in his career, but he was critical of many policies. He identified as a neoliberal as well. Barro has been vocal in her opposition to traditional Christian beliefs about homosexuality, claiming that they “linger and oppress” and must be “ruthlessly stamped out.” Barro became increasingly critical of the Republican Party following the 2012 US elections, writing that “the party’s economic agenda, as embodied in the latest Ryan budget, is simply terrible for the vast majority of Americans.”

Republicans in Congress, according to Barro, are “crazy and horrible.” The Atlantic labeled Barro “the loneliest Republican” in response to other conservatives’ reactions in the media. Barro “doesn’t come across as much of a Republican,” according to Ezra Klein, based on his opinions. On October 11, 2016, Barro announced his resignation from the Republican Party and registered as a Democrat in response to the Republican Party’s nomination of Donald Trump for president. Barro cited the “fact-free atmosphere in which so many of its voters live, as well as the anti-Democrat hysteria that had been wilfully drummed up by so many of its politicians” as reasons for his choice, which he claimed created a “vulnerability in our democracy.”