Donna Brazile( December 15, 1959 - Present )
Donna Lease Brazile is an American author and political analyst. She is a member of the Democratic Party, briefly served as the interim chairperson for the Democratic National Committee in spring 2011, and assumed that role again in July 2016.
She was the first African American to direct a major presidential campaign, acting as campaign manager for Al Gore in 2000. She has also worked on several presidential campaigns for Democratic candidates, including Jesse Jackson and Walter Mondale–Geraldine Ferraro in 1984, and for Dick Gephardt in the 1988 Democratic primary.
Brazile was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of Jean Marie and Lionel Joseph Brazile, the third of nine children. Her family's surname was "Braswell" several generations back. Brazile became interested in...