Quick facts
Birth date 9 Sep, 1975
Age 44 yrs
Birth place United States of America
Residence New York City
Education George Washington University
Gender Female
Description American political commentator

Tara Setmayer, born Tara Olivia Setmayer on 9th September 1975 in the United States, is a political commentator on CNN, and contributes to ABC News. She had also been the Director of GOP Communications on Capitol Hill. She has worked in “The View” and “Good Morning America” on ABC and “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO. She has also been appointed board Director for an organization named Stand Up Republic in 2017 in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election in 2016. She has written for CNN.com, and The Daily Beast, and has been currently contributing to Cosmopolitan.

Personal Life

Setmayer spent her early life in Primus in the north New Jersey. Her family has been living at Primus since long where Emil Setmayer, her maternal grandfather, worked with Primus Police Department for 40 long years, and retired as captain. She studied at Primus High School from where she did her graduation in 1993. Later, she joined The George Washington University in Washington D.C., and obtained a degree in Political Science focussing on Journalism and Public Policy.

She is of mixed ancestry as her mother has Italian and German linage while her father is a Guatemalan. Although, she spent her life in the midst of the Democrats, she turned out to be a staunch conservative. However, she considers herself a “sane Conservative”, and vehemently criticizes the Donald Trump administration in the United States. She has been a confident and bold analyst widely known for her calling a spade a spade.

Setmayer married Marcelle Love on 4th September 2013, but much is not known about her husband. However, it is in the public domain that he is an agent in the law enforcement department. They are residing in New York City happily, and she has not divorced him as yet.


Before starting her TV career, Setmayer worked from 2006 to 2013 as Communication Director at Capitol Hill. She had also been concerned with matters related to law enforcement and immigration. During that period, she tried hard to get the jailed Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, the border agents of the U.S., released. She worked as a liaison official for more than two years, and advocated on a variety of issues relating to children and homeless in South Florida. She had been a permanent panellist for the programme To The Contrary on PBS concerning issues relating to women. She featured in many national and local publications such as The Hill, and The Wall Street Journal.

In 2010, she was one among the list of 50 Most Beautiful. She appeared as a commentator on various TV programmes such as CNN International, CNN, Fox News, ABC, HBO, and MSNBC. Setmayer worked with CNN in 2014 as a political commentator, and participated in a variety of programmes such as Anderson Cooper 360 Degree, CNN Tonight, and Erin Burnett OutFront. She has been an ardent critique of Donald Trump, and it has been amply manifest in her political commentaries on TV shows. As per her biography, her net worth is not in the public domain.

Last Modified: 04 Aug, 2018

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