Ainsley Earhardt is an iconic TV personality known for her contribution to Fox News Channel, where she has served as a host to the popular show ‘Fox and Friends’. She has also anchored and worked as an analyst for many other programs for Fox News Channels like ‘ Ainsley Across America’, America’s News Headquarters, Red Eye, The Live Desk and All-American New Year’s Eve.
Her early life
Earhardt was born on 30th September 1978 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She spent a part of her growing up years in North Carolina as well. Sharon Elementary School is the place where she attended her primary education. When she completed high school, she joined Florida State University where she completed her studies, majoring in Biology with an academic scholarship. Earhardt further pursued a degree in Journalism at University of South Carolina.
When in Florida State University pursuing her biology major studies, she served as a senator of the student body. The 1.73 meter tall reporter has an arts degree (B.A.) in Journalism obtained at University of South Carolina in 1999.
She served in KENS-TV, which is a part of CBS5 group based in San Antonio in Texas. Earhardt also maintains a stint with WL TX-TV within Columbia, SC. These companies have helped her enhance her reporting and journalism. She clinched the name of the Best Personality of the Year in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.
Earhardt is known for covering some of the popular and important news events including the famous Fort Hood Base shooting, death of Actor James Gandolfini, and E5 tornado in Moore. A lot of admiration comes from the spectacular coverage of the “All American New Year” in 2014. This was a FNC New Year Eve Special coverage done from Times Square New York.
She has build her name also from coverage of the natural and man-made disasters such as the famous 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill as well as the huge 8.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked China killing more than 70,000 people in Sichuan Province.
Ainsley Earhardt – Husband
In 2005, she married Kevin McKinney but the marriage lasted until 2010. Her next marriage was in 2012 where he married Will Procter until to date.
Her professional career
When taking her studies, she graduated as a top candidate and was hired to serve at WLTX-News 19 as a reporter. This was the local CBS station located in Columbia, South Carolina. She traveled to New York City where she covered South Carolina middle school and donated about $500,000 towards firefighter victims following the 11 September attack at ground zero. That money was used in purchasing a new firefighting truck after the one that was lost in the bombsite.
She moved to San Antonio in 2005 where she anchored weekday newscasts like Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon at KENS-TV. In 2007, she moved to New York City where she joined Fox News Channel as a reporter. She served as the host of ‘Fox and Friends First’ a curtain raiser program at 5 AM prior to the main show. On Feb 16, 2016, she took over the host of the coveted daily show ‘Fox and Friends’, after Elisabeth Hasselbeck had quit in late 2015, citing the reason that she wanted to spend time with her family .
Ainsley Earhardt – salary and net worth
Earhardt has been successful in terms of wealth and a rough estimate shows that she is about $5 million in net worth. She earns a salary of around $400,000 in a year.
Ainsley Earhardt co-wrote a book called ‘Take Heart, My Child – My Mother’s Dream‘, a colorful, motivational book for children, released on November 15, 2016. The book has become a best-seller in record time.