HIGH PROFILE: Larry Gregory Hale, former production director for Hillary Clinton campaign

Raised on a family farm outside De Queen, where he still raises cattle for relaxation, Greg Hale travels from his home in Bentonville to Washington, New York and Los Angeles

Posted: May 6, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

“He’s creative, warm, funny and has a magnetic personality as big as that beard I’m always trying to get him to trim,” says Hillary Clinton. “I’m proud of the work he’s done for Democrats, both at the highest levels of national politics and throughout Arkansas, and equally proud to call him a friend.”

Greg Hale describes his career as being defined by losses, but he remains hopeful that a win is still in the cards.


Greg Hale

DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: June 23, 1975, De Queen.

MY FAVORITE MOVIE: And book, by far, is Lonesome Dove. I read it a lot and I watch [the series] probably quarterly. They have great characters.

TO MY FANTASY DINNER PARTY I WOULD INVITE: Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Pistol Pete. I just think it would be great to get all the generations of great players together. There’s all this debate about who’s the greatest player, and I want to hear them talk about it.

MY BEST CHILDHOOD MEMORY: North Carolina basketball camp was really good, but watching my best friend fall into the Cossatot River on a cold February day was probably the best.

I’M MOST PROUD OF: My family.

MY FAVORITE MEAL: I really love pizza. I eat mostly pepperoni but I try other stuff.


OUR SON WOULD SAY I’M: Hardworking.

I’M MOST COMFORTABLE: On game day, when I’m producing an event.


ONE WORD TO SUM ME UP: Passionate.

“I’m not that political, frankly. I have friends on both sides. I mean, I have my views that I believe but I’m not overly political. But I still want ...

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