Jesse Watters was born on July 9, 1978, and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The tv host later grew up in Germantown and then East Falls. He is an American nationality, of White and Jewish ethnicity. Jesse was born to Stephen and Anne Watters. He has a sister by name, Aliza. Know about Jesse Watters’ Net Worth, Salary. Also, more about divorce and married life with ex wife.
He attended William Penn Charter School in his junior year and then moved to Long Island in New York, where he joined other schools.
When they moved to Long Island, his father got a job as a headmaster at the Green Vale School. His mother was a psychologist and director of admissions.
In 2001 he graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, with a B.A. in History.
Jesse Watters is a registered Republican, but her mother differs with her politically. However, they remain a very watertight family.
Read the following paragraphs to know much about Jesse Watters’ life
After his college education, Jesse joined Fox News as a production assistant. He later moved to produce The O’Reilly Factor show in 2003. In 2004, he began to appear in certain segments of the show.
Jesse was made to feature on the Fox News show, Outnumbered. He would appear as a guest-host in the show.
In 2015, he started his own month show, Watters’ World. He works as an ‘ambush journalist’ who meets his audience in the streets for interviews. 2017brought about a more fixed schedule for the show.
Watters is a guest on The Spin Stops Here Tour 2017 with Bill O’Reilly and Dennis Miller.
In April 2017, Watters was picked as a co-host of the discussion series, The Five. This is a show that discusses current affairs, pop culture and political stories. It is quite an animated show when the commentators, engage in heated debates on different issues.
Jesse Watters’ Wife and Children
The star is a divorcee. His ex-wife is Noelle Inguagiato Watters. They are parents to twin girls. Noelle later filed a divorce against Jesse, after she learned that her husband was having an affair with a 25-year-old producer working with him on the show.
Jesse is said to have willingly reported the office relationship he had with his colleague, Emma, to his Chief Human Resources on November 2017. The lady, who was an associate producer, was moved to another show, The Ingraham Angle, and they continued to date.
Noelle filed the divorce in 2017, and since then Jesse got involved in a tumultuous divorce process.
Jesse continued on with dating Emma. He often does brandish her photos on his social media pages. Emma was a fit model with MSA models.
The star is now dating, and no marriage plans have been announced so far.
Net worth and salary
Jesse Waters’ net worth is $1 million. His wealth comes from the money he earns on television. He has been a political commentator on Fox News Channel where he is touted to earn $2 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Jesse has produced for the TV series, ‘The O’Reilly Factor’, and he also does appearances as a guest host. He normally does “On-The-Street”, and a segment that involved meeting people in the streets and having personal interviews with them about their personal lives. All these are high-income generators for him.
Jesse Watters Controversies
Jesse Watters got a backlash for his segment of “Watters’ World” when he was touted as a racist towards Asian Americans.
Jesse ran an episode where he was in New York City’s Chinatown and was captured asking Chinese Americans if they knew karate and whether he should bow when greeting them, or if their watches were ever stolen.
During the show, the famous “Kung Fu Fighting”, 1974 song, was playing in the background. The interviews were spaced by references to martial arts and parts where Watters is receiving a foot massage and playing with nunchucks.
The backlash started with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who condemned Watters’ segment as “vile, racist behavior” that “has no place in our city”. Many other lawmakers and journalists condemned him. The Asian American Journalists Association made a statement saying:
“We should be far beyond tired, racist stereotypes and targeting an ethnic group for humiliation and objectification on the basis of their race.”
He later apologized by tweeting,
“My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense. … As a political humorist, the Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World segments are.”
Ivanka Trump comments
Another turn of rubbing his audience the wrong way was just two days after joining, The Five, as a co-host. He made a comment about Ivanka Trump that didn’t go down well with part of his audience. After seeing footage of Ivanka speaking in a panel about female entrepreneurship, Watters commented:
“So I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone.”
The audience interpreted him as imitating the stimulation of oral sex with his hand gesture as he says this. The audiences, especially the female ones, were irate about his sexist action. They tweeted with very angry comments, which forced him to respond.
He commented and said:
“During the break, we were commenting on Ivanka’s voice and how it was low and steady and resonates like a smooth jazz radio DJ…This was in no way a joke about anything else.”
Jesse Watters Measurements: height and weight
Jesse Watters has an attractive personality, with a great height of 5 feet 10 inches. His weight is anyone’s guess.
How Old is Jesse Watters?
Born on July 9, 19978, Jesse Watters is 41 years old as of writing this.
|Date of birth (age)
|July 9, 1978 (41 Years Old)
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Commentator, Political Humorist
|Noelle Inguagiato Watters
|2 (Ellie and Sophie)
|5 feet 10 inches