Who Is Elizabeth Warren?

Elizabeth Warren ran for president in 2020. While the Massachusetts Senator didn't win the Democratic nomination, she is one of America's most prominent progressives and consumer advocates, and will be a force in the Senate for years to come.

Senator Elizabeth Warren is, in many ways, the embodiment of the American dream.

Born in Norman, Oklahoma, to working class parents, Warren enrolled in George Washington University on a debate scholarship, but dropped out of college to marry her high school sweetheart. She would eventually finish her degree at the University of Houston, paying for tuition by working part-time as a waitress.

Warren would become one of America's foremost experts on bankruptcy law, and, for a time, Harvard's only tenured law professor who went to college at a public university.

During the financial crisis, Warren became famous for her appearances on The Daily Show, but ultimately was not selected to lead the agency she proposed, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. So, she ran for Senate, and then, president. 

Warren didn't win the nomination. But her story can tell us a lot about American politics, and what the future may hold for one of America's most powerful progressives. 

"Who Is?," an original podcast hosted by NowThis correspondent Sean Morrow, explores the stories of well-known, powerful politicians in the United States and beyond.

Over the course of sixteen episodes, Season One focused on top leaders in Washington, Trump’s inner circle, the field of presidential hopefuls, and major political donors. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

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