Martha MacCallum is a professional journalist known for her work on the Fox News Channel. She has worked at Fox News since 2004, and before that she worked for the magazine known as Corporate Finance. She started working as a waitress while she was still very young, and she even enjoyed a stint at Dow Jones & Company, where she worked as an associate in corporate relations. She got her start in journalism working as an anchor and business news correspondent for the Wall Street Journal Television.
Martha MacCallum was born on January 31, 1964, in Buffalo, New York, to parents Douglas and Elizabeth. She attended Ramapo High School and later went to St. Lawrence University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in political science. She was also involved in the Circle in the Square Theatre School.
MacCallum has been married to Dan Gregory since August of 1992, and they have two sons – Harry and Edward, as well as a daughter named Elizabeth. The family lives in Chatham, Massachusetts (some publications claim it is New Jersey). MacCallum is 5’ 3” in height (some publications say 5’ 4”) and has blond hair and blue eyes. Her net worth is estimated to be roughly $8 million. She is, in fact, one of the highest-paid anchors on Fox News, with an annual salary of approximately $700,000.
MacCallum lives in a five-bedroom mansion worth over $3 million dollars. She also has a presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and she is definitely enjoying a very lavish lifestyle. The only snag in her life seems to be that it was once rumored that she was having an affair with a co-worker by the name of Bill Hemmer. Fortunately for her, that rumor can be neither confirmed nor denied, so it should not be taken at face value.
Her Career Begins
Shortly after she graduated from college, MacCallum found a job as an anchor and reporter for WBIS-TV, a New York City-based station that concentrates on business and sports. She also worked as a reporter for NBC/CNBC, The Today Show, and The News with Brian Williams.
Since joining Fox News in 2004, MacCallum has been named host of the channel’s The First 100 Days. She is also the recipient of the Soldiersocks Commitment to Serve award, as well as the Gracie Allen award, which is handed out to women in journalism. She won the latter award a total of two times.
MacCallum is currently the host of the program The Story with Martha MacCallum, and in the past she has interviewed President Barack Obama, John McCain, General David Petraeus, Laura Bush, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, among many others. At CNBC, she co-anchored Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David, and she has also appeared on Checkpoint, which aired in the evenings and examined the War on Terror and homeland security.
More Highlights of Her Career
MacCallum also created the show called Inside the Business, while she was at CNBC. Since joining Fox News, her stories have included:
- The presidential elections in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016
- The funeral of Pope John Paul II
- The visit of Pope Francis to the United States
- The threat of ISIS
- The shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, MO
In addition, she hosted The Live Desk from 2006 to 2010, and America’s Newsroom from 2010 to 2017. Since early 2017, she has hosted The Story with Martha MacCallum, which started out as The First 100 Days. She has played a very big role in the past four presidential elections, and even hosted two Republican debates in Des Moines, Iowa, and Cleveland, Ohio. The latter delivered over six million viewers and contributed to the station’s highest-rated election night in history on November 8, 2016.
MacCallum has reported on dozens of national and international stories, including the 2013 birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child and the Royal Wedding in 2011. A few other important people she has interviewed include Governor Mitt Romney, White House press secretary Josh Earnest, and former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schulz.
More About Her Life
Daniel John Gregory, Martha’s husband, is a vice president at Gregory Packing Inc. She and her sons like to watch The Bachelor together, and the family appears to be very close. Thanks to her quick wit and her self-confidence, she was able to quickly dispel the infidelity rumors that were swirling around not long ago. She did this on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, where she poked fun at the situation while declaring to her fans that the rumors were completely false.
MacCallum also makes appearances on other shows on the Fox News channel, including The O’Reilly Factor and the late-night show Red Eye that stars Greg Gutfeld. She is also very active on social media, with more than 300,000 followers on Facebook, 15,000 followers on Instagram, and nearly 400,000 followers on Twitter.
MacCallum is also a very attractive woman, which is why the cartoonist and political commentator David Horsey placed her in the category of “Blonde Barbie Dolls” for an article he had written. Horsey is a reporter for The Los Angeles Times, and apparently Ms. MacCallum was unhappy with his portrayal of her, because she responded to him iterating her displeasure with it.
Martha MacCallum is smart, well educated, and has a keen “nose for news,” which has helped shape her career into one that most journalists would be proud to call their own, and her success doesn’t seem to be waning now or in the future.