Kellyanne Elizabeth Fitzpatrick was born in Camden, New Jersey on January 20, 1967. Her father was a truck driver and her mother was a bank teller. At the age of three, Kelly’s father abandoned the family.
Kelly was raised by her mother, grandmother, and two single aunts. On a farm in Hammonton, New Jersey, summers were spent gathering blueberries. She would eventually attribute her lifelong work ethic to this position.
While still in law school, Kelly began her career in polling with the Wirthlin Group. In 1995, Kelly launched The Polling Company. She is the current president and chief executive officer of The Polling Company Inc./Woman Trend.
The Polling Company expanded rapidly into political opinion research, making its services available to political candidates. For instance, The Polling Company earned $1.9 million during the 2016 election by working for politicians such as Ben Carson and Ted Cruz.
Throughout her stint as President Donald Trump’s counsellor, Kellyanne Conway has encountered multiple issues. She has repeatedly lied and/or misrepresented the truth. In January of 2017, she raised eyebrows by saying that Sean Spicer’s fraudulent statements were actually “alternative facts.”