Ainsley Earhardt Biography
Ainsley Earhardt (born September 20, 1976) is a conservative television personality and author from the United States. She is a Fox & Friends co-host.
Ainsley Earhardt Age
Earhardt is 46 years of age as of 2022, she was born on September 20, 1976, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S. She has been celebrating her birthday with her friends and family every year on September 20.
Ainsley Earhardt Family and Education
Earhardt was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and moved with her family as a child to the Foxcroft neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. Sharon Elementary School was where she went. When Earhardt was in elementary school, her family relocated to the Columbia, South Carolina, area, and she graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1995.
Earhardt attended Florida State University after high school before transferring to the University of South Carolina, where she earned a B.A. in journalism.
Ainsley Earhardt Husband
Earhardt’s first marriage, in April 2005, to Kevin McKinney, ended in divorce in 2009. Earhardt married former Clemson University quarterback Will Proctor in October 2012. They have a single child. Proctor filed for divorce in October 2018 after Earhardt announced their divorce amid allegations of infidelity. In 2019, they divorced.
Is Ainsley Earhardt in a relationship with Sean Hannity?
According to Vanity Fair, Earhardt began dating Fox News personality Sean Hannity in August 2019. The two met as guests at a wedding at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she hosted Fox & Friends from a remote studio in the basement of Hannity’s Long Island mansion.
Ainsley Earhardt Career and Net Worth
Before graduating from the University of South Carolina, Earhardt worked as a reporter for WLTX, the local CBS station in Columbia, South Carolina. She was the morning and noon anchor from 2000 to 2004. She traveled to New York City after the September 11 attacks to cover South Carolina middle school students who raised nearly $500,000 for firefighters to purchase a new fire truck to replace one lost at the World Trade Center site.
Earhardt relocated to San Antonio, Texas, in 2005, to anchor the weekday morning and noon newscasts at KENS-TV. She ran the Austin half-marathon, skydived with the United States Army’s Golden Knights, and flew in an F-16 with the United States Air Force Thunderbirds while living in Texas.
Earhardt is the author of two children’s books, Take Heart, My Child, and Through Your Eyes, as well as a memoir, The Light Within Me.
In 2007, Earhardt relocated to New York City and began working for Fox News Channel. Before being hired by Roger Ailes to work at the network, Earhardt stated that she “didn’t know the first thing about politics.”
She has co-hosted Fox and Friends Weekend, All-American New Year’s Eve, and America’s News Headquarters, as well as appearing on Hannity with her own segment called “Ainsley Across America.” She has appeared on The Live Desk and Greg Gutfeld’s Red Eye as a panelist.
In 2016, Earhardt joined Fox & Friends as a co-host. In the first eight months of his presidency, President Trump tweeted about the show more than 100 times. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both been interviewed by Earhardt.
During an interview in 2018, she praised Trump for threatening former FBI Director James Comey with alleged audio recordings, saying it was “a smart way to make sure he stayed honest” in congressional hearings.
Trump had recently withdrawn the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement; Earhardt asked him, “Why did President Obama… why did his administration think this agreement was okay for America?” Later, in an interview with Mike Pence, she called the Paris Climate Agreement “unfair” to the US.
Earhardt defended Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, claiming that “he gets to choose who works for him.” Anyone who works for him who is not supportive of him is fired.” During the Trump administration’s negotiations with Kim Jong-Un, Fox & Friends aired North Korean images of Kim Jong-Un touring the industry in his country, which Earhardt described as “very romantic.”
She falsely claimed in 2017 that “5.7 million… illegal immigrants may have voted” in the 2008 election.
On Fox & Friends in August 2018, Earhardt stated incorrectly that the United States’ defeat of “communist Japan” was an event that made “America great.” When the United States defeated Japan in World War II, it was an imperial fascist regime and an Axis power. Her co-host, Steve Doocy, attempted to hide her gaffe, but it quickly went viral.
Earhardt praised Trump in May 2019, after The New York Times documented Trump’s “deep financial distress” between 1985 and 1994, which included losing more money than almost any other American taxpayer. “It’s pretty impressive, all the things he’s done in his life,” she said.
It’s far beyond what most of us could ever hope to achieve.” Earhardt chastised “the liberal media,” claiming that Republicans will no longer run for office “because they know the liberal media will bring them down.” After The New York Times revealed that Trump received nearly $500 million from his father through “dubious tax schemes” and possible tax fraud in October 2018, Earhardt accused the Times of “bashing” Trump’s father.
“Few subjects animate [Earhardt] more than stories about alleged attacks on Christianity,” according to Business Insider.
When a Missouri sheriff’s department was chastised for displaying “In God We Trust” decals on their squad cars, Earhardt defended the sheriff’s department by asking, “Do you believe in God?” “What about the overwhelming majority? I’m sick and tired of defending minority rights. What about the rest of the country?”
Following Trump’s order to assassinate a top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general, Qasem Soleimani, citing intelligence he claimed was necessary, Earhardt defended the administration against requests that the intelligence be made public.
She stated, “I find it interesting that people are critical of the president’s decisions, the decisions of our intelligence community, or the decisions of generals… Nothing can be made public.” “You just have to trust us,” she told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Previously, during Trump’s presidency, Earhardt expressed deep mistrust of the intelligence community and advanced “deep state” conspiracy theories.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Earhardt advised readers to fly, claiming that “it’s actually the safest time to fly.” Her remarks contradicted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations.
She chastised Democrats and “the media” for making the coronavirus pandemic “political.”
Following the arson of the Fox Christmas tree outside its New York headquarters in December 2021, Earhardt, a devout Christian, stated on air: “It is a tree that connects us and brings us together. It is about the Christmas spirit, about the holiday season, about Jesus, and about Hanukkah.” Her incorrect portrayal of the Christmas tree as a symbol of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah drew mockery on social media and corrections in the news media.
Ainsley Earhardt Salary
Ainsley Earhardt’s salary is $2.3 million every year and gets a monthly salary of $29,870, he is an American journalist. She is the co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends (weekdays 6-9AM/ET) alongside Steve Doocy & Brian Kilmeade. She joined the network in 2007 and is based in New York.
Ainsley Earhardt Net Worth
Ainsley Earhardt is estimated to have a net worth of $6.5 million dollars at present. She has accumulated his net worth with the versatility she has shown in each field she has worked in. Her main source of earning is from her journalism career.
Ainsley Earhardt Wiki
- Born: September 20, 1976 (age 45 years), Spartanburg, SC
- Height: 5′ 8″
- Parents: Lewie Wayne Earhardt
- Spouse: Will Proctor (m. 2012–2019), Kevin McKinney (m. 2005–2009)
- Children: Hayden Dubose Proctor