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Jane Hampton Cook is an award-winning author of ten books, a national media commentator, columnist, a former White House communication staffer, and a presidential historian. Her passion is to inspire patriotism through her writings, historical scholarship and TV appearances.
A contributor to TheHill.com and GenealogyBank.com, Jane is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, WMAL, and has appeared on CBN, CNN, BBC, SKY News, CNBC, and other media outlets. She was a historical consultant for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission in 2019-20.
An on-camera storyteller and cast member, Jane has appeared on Brian Kilmeade’s WHAT MADE AMERICA GREAT? on Fox Nation, the George Washington documentary THE FIRST AMERICAN, and the History Channel’s UNITED STUFF OF AMERICA.
Inspired by her 9/11 evacuation from the White House, her feature film screenplay SAVING WASHINGTON placed third out of 1,000 entries in ScreenCraft’s 2018 drama screenwriting contest. SAVING WASHINGTON is adapted from her book, The Burning of the White House: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812. Her TV Drama series AMERICAN PHOENIX, about Louisa and John Quincy Adams, was a top ten finalist in ISA’s 2020 Genre Contest in the category of Biography and History.
Jane received a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Texas A&M University, and a research fellowship from the Organization of American Historians and White House Historical Association.
She began her career at Rice University and Texas A&M University before moving to the Texas governor’s office and White House. She lives with her family in a Washington, D.C., suburb.