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David Pakman
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Personal information
Born David Pakman
(1984-02-02) 2 February 1984 (age 40)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine-American
Education University of Massachusetts Amherst (BS)
Bentley University (MBA)
Occupation Political media personality and media entrepreneur
YouTube information
Years active 2005–present
Genre News
Political commentary
Subscribers 2 million
Total views ~ 1.7 billion

David Pakman (born February 2, 1984) is an American progressive talk show host and political commentator. He is the host of the talk radio program The David Pakman Show. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a naturalized citizen of the United States.

Early life and education

David Pakman was born to an Ashkenazi Jewish family in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in February 1984 and immigrated to the United States at the age of five. He grew up in Northampton, Massachusetts, and graduated from Northampton High School. Pakman attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he majored in economics and communications. He earned an MBA degree from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts.


Pakman hosts The David Pakman Show, a television, radio, and internet political program. In 2005, Pakman began hosting a show on local radio as a "hobby", and by 2011 the show aired on 100 stations, and outlets including DirecTV and DISH Network through Free Speech TV, the PACIFICA Radio Network, on YouTube, LBRY, and via podcasts. The program first aired in August 2005 on WXOJ-LP ("Valley Free Radio"), located in Northampton, Massachusetts, as Midweek Politics with David Pakman. Pakman has appeared on Fox News, CNN, HLN's Nancy Grace program, HLN's Dr Drew on Call, Lex Fridman Podcast and two episodes of The Joe Rogan Experience and in Mother Jones, the Boston Herald, The New York Times, and Wired.

Pakman earns income through sales to advertisers, ads on platforms including YouTube and memberships sold through his website for $5 per month.

Personal life

Pakman announced that he would be taking paternity leave in June 2022 after the birth of his first child, a daughter.

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