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David Pakman
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Born David Pakman
2 February 1984 (1984-02-02) (age 37)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentinean-American
Education University of Massachusetts Amherst
Bentley University (MBA)
Occupation Political media personality and media entrepreneur
YouTube information
Years active 2005–present
Genre News & politics
Subscribers 1.35 million
Total views 959 million

David Pakman (born February 2, 1984) is an Argentine-born American progressive political commentator. He is the host of the YouTube/Twitch talk radio program The David Pakman Show. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Pakman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Early life

Pakman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1989, when he was five years old. His family is culturally and ethnically Jewish. 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, and two episodes of Joe Rogan Experience and in Mother Jones, the Boston Herald, The New York Times, and Wired.

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