Ian O. Cameron
Ian O. Cameron is the TV producer husband of former national security adviser to Barack Obama, Susan Rice.
Ian’s wife is a longtime Democratic foreign policy official, she became one of President Obama’s closest aides. She was born Susan Elizabeth Rice on November 17, 1964. Rice has very good family credentials. Her father Emmett, is a Cornell University economics professor and former governor of the Federal Reserve System, while mother Lois is an education policy researcher and guest scholar at the Brookings Institution.
Susan, a D.C. native excelled in her schooling and academic work. She began her career working as an international management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Toronto, Ontario, Canada –after she studied International Affairs at the University of Oxford in Oxfordshire.
Next she took a job with the National Security Council in Washington, D.C., under President Clinton.
Before she joined President Obama’s Cabinet, she worked at the Brookings Institution. In 2009 she received Senate confirmation to be U.N. ambassador.
In her role as UN ambassador, Ms Rice has been credited with representing US interests in negotiations over sanctions against Iran – although some critics say the eventual agreement was not as tough as the US might have liked.
In 2013, she was appointed national security adviser by Obama.
Susan has certainly faced controversial situations in her posts. In 2013 she was at the centre of Republican criticism over the Obama administration’s response to a deadly attack on a US consulate in Libya.
Most recently she has been at the center in the controversy over Russian meddling in last year’s election.
Tough times or not, she’s always been able to count with the support of her husband of 25-years.
Ian Officer Cameron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Newton D. Cameron of Victoria, British Columbia. His father used to own the Victoria Plywood Company, a lumber company in Victoria –according to the couple’s wedding announcement.
Ian O. Cameron and Susan Rice met while attending Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. They tied the knot on September 12, 1992. The couple lived in Canada until 1993.
He graduated from Stanford, and received a master’s in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
At the time of their nuptials, Ian O. Cameron was working as a television producer in Toronto for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Ian O. Cameron has worked as a producer for ABC News for over a decade. According to his LinkedIn, he served as an ‘executive producer’ for ABC news from 2008-2011.
He first arrived to ABC News in 1998 producing shows such as ‘This Week with Christiane Amanpour.’ He also served as senior Washington producer for ‘ABC World News with Charles Gibson.’
He was named executive producer of ‘This Week’ in 2008.
He and his wife are the proud parents of two children: daughter Maris; and son, Jake.
The family have been long time Washington residents now and have lived there since the early 90’s.