Steve Doocy was born in Algona, Iowa on October 19, 1956. His full birth names are Stephen James Doocy. He was born to James Edward Doocy and Anne Sharp Doocy. His father passed away in January 2014. The journalist grew up with siblings, Lisa Doocy, Ann Walker, Jenny Doocy, and Cathy Curtis. Steve is of mixed ethnicity (English, German, Irish and German descent).
The media personality grew up in Abilene, Kansas. He completed his schooling from Kansas grade schools in Russell, Salina. The journalist went to Clay Center High. The journalist then proceeded to the University of Kansas, in Lawrence where he completed his BS degree in Journalism. He is married and enjoying his family life.
Steve Doocy’s love for journalism started at a young age. His father worked as a sales and construction worker, but that did not motivate him to follow in his father’s footsteps.
After he graduated with his Journalism degree from Kansas University, he started working at WCBS TV. He later worked for NBC and ABC. The journalist won an Emmy Award when he worked at NBC, where he co-hosted Wake Up America. Steve then moved to join Fox news in 1996.
At Fox News, he began co-hosting Fox & Friends in 1998. He ran with the show for several years. In 2004, he helped unveil Fox’s, New Year’s Eve special, All American New Year, which was hosted by Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly.
His show Fox & Friends gained fame after the presidential elections of Donald Trump, who had been an occasional visitor to the show for several years before his campaigns. Trump gave the show very high ratings, terming it as, “the most honest morning show.” President Trump kept giving the show his approvals on his Twitter account after he joined office, He is said to have rated Steve Doocy 12 out 10 in his review of journalists. This made the show to be rated by the New York Times, “the most powerful TV show in America.
Doocy has written New York Times bestsellers. One is The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook. The other one is titled, Tales from the Dad Side. He says the book is about fatherhood. It is a guide to many dads who may have no clue on how to raise their kids. He says there are not many books about dads. The books are published by William Morrow and Company, a division of HarperCollins.
Steve Doocy was implicated in a case where his co-host Gretchen Carlson sued Roger Ailes for sexual harassment and an unwarranted dismissal. Doocy fostered a hostile work environment. He treated Gretchen badly. As a result, he paid $2 million as reparation.
Steve Doocy is Married to Wife Kathy Gerrity.
Steve Doocy met his model wife, Kathy Gerrity when he was working for WRC TV in Washington D.C. They dated for some time and later got married in 1986. They have been happily married ever after.
The two were blessed with their first born son Peter Doocy in their second year of marriage. The couple later got two other children, Mary Doocy, and Sally Doocy.
Peter Doocy followed in the footsteps of his father by pursuing journalism and is now working together with his father at Fox News Channel.
Sally is currently a sales planner at Fox News, while Mary is a professional Counselor at the House Oversight Committee.
Steve is a family man who loves showering his children and wife with pleasantries when celebrating milestones in their lives. On July 2018, he posted a photo of his daughter, Sally, and her birthday cake. In the same month, he posted a video with his daughters attending a concert together.
His children also do occasionally surprise him. In 2018, his son surprised him with father’s day visit. One time in June 2018, Haute Living met them together and requested for a brief interview. Peter intimated that his father was his baseball coach in his middle school. He said his father is his career coach to-date.
Steve and his wife are happy.
Net worth and salary
The media can be a very lucrative venture. Steve Doocy’s net worth is $2 million. This wealth comes from his stint on media. His career on Fox News spanned over 20 years after he joined the network in 1996. He receives an annuals salary of $500,000. He co-hosts the popular show Fox &Friends together with other high earning journalists, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade.
He also earned a good salary when he co-hosted, Wake Up America on NBC cable. His stint as an anchor in CBS-TV’s flagship station, WCBS-TV made him a tidy income. As per Glass doors’ estimated salaries, a news anchor in the station earned $158,549.
He also worked as a feature reporter for WRC, in Washington DC. Steve later joined the Times Square as a reporter on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC-TV.
He has also written two New York Bestsellers that earn him a good income from their sales.
Steve has also revealed the cover of his cookbook, “The HAPPY COOKBOOK”, on Instagram. This is a project they have been working together with his wife, Kathy for about 30 years. This book should earn him a good income.
Steve Doocy Measurements: height and weight
The man is quite a tall man standing at 6 feet.
|Stephen James Doocy
|Date of birth (age)
|TV Personality (Fox & Friends, All American New Year)
|Kathy Gerrity (m. 1986)
|3 Peter Doocy(Son), (Sally Doocy, Mary Doocy) Daughters