TJ Ducklo Biography and Wiki
TJ Ducklo (Born Tyler Joseph Ducklo) is an American political advisor who served as a Special Assistant to the President and White House Junior Deputy Press Secretary for the Biden Administration from January 2021 until February 13th, 2021, when he announced his resignation after threats to a reporter were revealed.
TJ previously worked as a communications director for NBC News since March 2018.
TJ Ducklo Age and Birthday
Ducklo was born on September 22, 1988, in Nashville, Tennessee. He is 34 years old as of 2022. His birth sign is Virgo.
TJ Ducklo Height and Weight
Ducklo stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 m) and weighs 171 lbs (78 Kg).
TJ Ducklo Education
TJ attended George Washington University, a private research university in Washington, D.C, where he studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political communication in 2011.
While in the university, he served as a campaign volunteer for Karl Dean for his run as Nashville Mayor. Besides, he joined The Fritts Group in January of 2009 as an intern as well as the Tennesse Association of Broadcasters an intern that lasted for another five months ending in September of 2009.
TJ Ducklo Family, Parents, Siblings
He is the proud son of Tommy Ducklo and Beth Ducklo. His father is the owner of Ducklo Eyecare in Nashville, while his mother is a teacher. Ducklo also has a younger sister.
TJ Ducklo Wife, Girlfriend, Is He Married?
TJ is not married, however, the media personality is in a relationship with his beautiful girlfriend, Alexi McCammond.
The duo met when she was covering Joe Biden’s presidential campaign while TJ was working as Joe’s press secretary. After being together for a while, both of them knew they had to share the big news with their bosses.
This led to Alexi’s withdrawing from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Alexi then started covering progressive lawmakers in Congress, progressive across the U.S. as well as VP Kamala Harris.
TJ Ducklo Cancer
Ducklo announced his diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer via his Twitter account on December 21st, 2019. ‘Some upsetting news to share & explanation for why I’ve been MIA recently: after a bunch of tests, I’ve been diagnosed w/ metastatic lung cancer.’
He also further stated, “Which sucks a lot. I’m starting treatment Monday, & my doctors — who have been incredible — believe we can get this into remission.”
After that, Joe Biden tweeted a message to Ducklo saying, ‘TJ, Stay strong Me, Jill, and the whole Biden family are with you.
Not just in spirit — for anything. You have the right attitude. You are going to beat this and when you do, we are going to be there to celebrate. Love you, and we’re here with you.”
TJ Ducklo White House
On January 15, 2021, it was announced that Ducklo would serve as a White House deputy press secretary in the Biden Administration.
Ducklo previously worked as a staff assistant for James Carville and Mary Matalin. He volunteered for Karl Dean’s 2007 Nashville mayoral campaign and interned in the United States Senate in 2008.
TJ Ducklo Resigns
TJ announced on February 13th, 2021 that he was resigning from his post as the White House Deputy Press Secretary after the report that he threatened a reporter, Tara Palmeri who was going to publish his romantic relationship with Alexi McCammond.
Vanity Fair reported that Ducklo threatened Politico reporter Tara Palmeri, telling her he would “destroy her” if she published a story about his relationship with McCammond.
He had also reportedly made “derogatory and misogynistic comments” toward Palmeri during a phone call and accused her of being “jealous” of his relationship with Alexi.
This resulted in him being suspended for one week without pay.
TJ Ducklo Net Worth
TJ Ducklo has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2022. His primary source of income is his career as a political advisor.