As of 2015, Kirsten Powers currently serves as a rotating panel member on Fox News Channel’s "Outnumbered" and as a network contributor for political analysis. Additionally, Powers makes frequent appearances on Bret Baier's Special Report and FOX News Sunday. She is also a USA Today contributor and has a column with The Daily Beast.
Powers was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, then attended Georgetown University Law School for a year and a half before leaving to join future President Bill Clinton's campaign.
With the Clinton campaign and administration, Powers was initially a staff assistant in 1992. In 1993, she was appointed as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs, a position she retained until 1998.
Powers proceeded to work in New York State politics for the Democratic Party for many years. She was at first a staff member of the New York State Democratic Committee, the press secretary for Andrew Cuomo campaign for the governorship, and communications director on C. Virginia Fields' mayoral campaign. She also worked on the "Vote No on 3" campaign.
After her official political career, Powers served as a columnist for The New York Post, then as a communications consultant at Human Rights First and for the New York State Democratic Committee. She was also briefly a Vice President with the International Communications at America Online, Inc.