American political analyst Elise Jordan had never envisaged the way her life would turn. On one hand, she had to suffer the grief of losing her husband, while on the other, she rose up from the dark days and found a new love to help grieve her heartwrenching loss. 

The American Journalist made her name as a political speechwriter and commentator. Moreover, she is currently a political analyst for MSNBC and a contributor for the Time Magazine. Prior to working for MSNBC, she had also served as a director for communications in the National Security Council from 2008-2009.

MSNBC analyst: Elise Jordan speaks as a political analyst for MSNBC (Published on 30th March 2018)

Her career as a speechwriter for White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting has led to various regions including Baghdad, Iran and Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Also, she also wrote speeches for the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, during George Bush's tenure as president. 

Elise Jordan Bio: Age, Height & Education

Graced into the world in 1990, Catherine Elise Jordan was born and raised in New York. She was born as the daughter to parents Susan Boone Jordan and Kelly Jordan and has a brother named Russell Jordan.

During her childhood, she loved dancing and acting but as she grew up she found her keen interest in journalism. She graduated from the prestigious Yale University in 2004

She was very close to her father, who she describes as unflappable and larger-than-life, and was grief-stricken after his death in 2016. His death left a large hole in the life of the journo, and despite standing tall at the height of 6 feet and 1 inch, she was broken from inside. That was because it was her second personal loss in the space of three years.

Elise Jordan Went From Engaged To Married In 6 Months

Jordan as a flourishing journalist fell in love with someone who shared few common grounds with her. She and investigative journalist, Michael Hastings met in Kabul in 2010 and both had contrasting philosophies. 

Hastings was an accomplished war correspondent and sharp political reporter who was engaged in controversy for writing a sharp Rolling Stone article on General Stanley McChrystal which led to his resignation.

Michael was against the war while Elise was totally for it and despite the differences in thinking they connected. And after starting to date in early 2010, she and Michael were engaged in the middle of 2010.

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Moreover, her bio quickly turned to married in May 2011 as the lovebirds who met in war zone tied the knots in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Wedding Day: Elise Jordan poses for a picture with husband Michael Hastings (Photo: CNN)

However, having witnessed war from close and having lost his girlfriend in Iraq, Hastings struggled with PTSD and was prescribed medical marijuana. Moreover, he also had a history of drug abuse, which ultimately led to his death.

Elise's Husband Died In Horrific Accident In 2013

Sometimes life can be really unfair. Nothing is certain in this uncertain life.

Similarly, for Elise, everything was going as she had always dreamed of. A good career, a loving husband. Life was worth living for. But then her world collapsed when a month before her second wedding anniversay, in 2013, her husband Michael suffered a fatal car accident and was pronounced dead. The cause of death still remains suspicious because Michael at the time was working on a scoop involving National Security Agency. 

The accident plunged Elise into a world of darkness. Heartbroken, grieving and alone, she gathered all her strengths and rose up from the grief--stronger and bolder and published her husband’s unfinished novel The Last Magazine on his birthday as a tribute for him.

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To this day, she says it’s the best book he has written and makes her laugh every time she reads it and that it brings back all the good memories she had with her late husband.

Elise had a hard time dealing with the loss of her husband but had made enough memories with him to last a lifetime. Moreover, she also recieved a generous helping hand to help erase those haunting memories and make new ones.

Elise Jordan's Second Wedding 

Jordan will always hold Hastings near her heart but moving on is an important part of life and that is what Elsie is trying to do. Her life took a new turn in 2017 and this time for once was for good, as she let someone in her heart once again.

Newly Wed Couple: Elise Jordan with her second husband Mike Hogan (Photo: The Announcer Newspaper)

Elise found another Mike in Mike Hogan--the digital director for Vanity Fair. She and her new husband met during their work-related duties and connected. And this time she chose September to get married as she and Hogan got married in September 2017. Maybe 'May' brings back all the memories.

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Despite having to suffer from tragic losses of her husband and her father, Elise pulled herself back from the darkness that had clouded her for so many years and mustered up all the strength she had to finally be happy and start a new life with her new husband. It is good to see Elise enjoying a happy married life.