As in any industry, there are plenty of children in the world of media and politics that dream of growing up to work in the same or similar jobs as there parents. There are a few, however, who actually succeed– below some of the most prominent people in news and politics and their prides and joy, either starting up or firmly established in the business.
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Rep. Nancy and Alexandra Pelosi
The former House Speaker and current Minority Leader takes care of the politics side of this family, while her acclaimed director daughter works on the media side– though producing often political documentaries on the American experience.
Governor Jon and Abby Huntsman
The former Utah governor’s three oldest daughters became something of a media sensation while he was running for President, and Abby has landed herself a regular gig on cable news.
Brian and Allison Williams
NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams recently saw the debut of his daughter, Allison, into the media, in the much-discussed HBO series Girls.
Vice President Dan and Congressman Ben Quayle
Tea Party-backed Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle is yet to be the most famous Quayle in America, thanks to his dad, the former Vice President. Here the father-son duo look up to a bust of the father.
Bill and Willie Geist
Emmy Award-winning CBS journalist Bill Geist and son, MSNBC morning host Willie Geist, are one of the most prominent parent/son combos on morning television.
Congressman Ron and Senator Rand Paul
Senator Rand Paul ascended to the Kentucky seat in 2010, following the footsteps of longtime Congressman and often presidential candidate Ron Paul. They share some– but not all– of their politics and are both doctors.
Steve and Peter Doocy
Fox & Friends shares an employer with his reporter son, a general assignment reporter at the network.
Congressman Dennis and Jackie Kucinich
Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s daughter Jackie works for
USA Today as a politics reporter, taking the family line from Congress to the press.
Lester and Stefan Holt
NBC newsman Lester Holt recently welcomed his son, Stefan Holt, to the news business. The younger Holt is now working for
WMAQ Channel 5 in Chicago, and recently tweeted this photo of himself taking notes on his dad on air.
Tim and Luke Russert
Upon assuming a job as a reporter, Luke Russert had big shoes (and a huge media name) to fill. In the years since he started at NBC, he has proven a formidable voice. Here pictured are three generations of Russerts, along with father/grandfather Russ.
President Bill, Secretary of State Hillary and Chelsea Clinton
This isn’t exactly a duo, but we would be remiss to exclude
President George W. Bush and Jenna Hager
Clinton isn’t the only former First Daughter on NBC staff– Jenna Hager, the younger of the two Bush daughters, took the jobs years after dad George W. left the presidency.
Vice President Dick and Liz Cheney
The former Vice President and his daughter share both a love of politics and an ideology– Liz Cheney is a frequent cable news guest and has hosted
Senator John and Meghan McCain
The former Republican presidential nominee’s daughter is an MSNBC contributor and author of two books.