Martha MacCallum is a news host who works for Fox News from the United States. She became a part of Fox News in 2004. She has her own show The Story with Martha MacCallum, which is Manhattan-based.
Her shows have included interviews with President Barack Obama, General David Petraeus, Arizona Senator and 2008 Republican presidential contender John McCain.
Not only that but New Jersey’s Governor Chris Christie, and First Lady Laura Bush, among others who appeared on her show.
Life of Martha MacCallum
Martha Bowes Maccallum was born on January 31, 1964 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA. Her parents are Elizabeth B. and Douglas C. MacCallum, Jr. She was raised in Wyckoff and was known in her family for being a very studious child.
Being a good student, MacCallum earned a bachelor’s in political science as it was her passion. She loves politics and she got her degree from St Lawrence University, North Country of New York State.
After finishing high school from Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, MacCallum went on to study at the Circle in the Square Theater School on Broadway. Later on, she was the founding member of the Miranda Theater Company in New York.
MacCallum then served at Dow Jones & Company as an associate in corporate affairs.She was always a one-of-a-kind individual who stood out in a crowd. She has been ambitious since she was a kid.
When it comes to MacCallum’s demeanor, she is a delightful woman who epitomizes the phrase “beauty with brains.” She is a strong-willed woman who wears a lovely smile on her face all the time.
She Keeps Her Private Life Low-key
Martha MacCallum tied a knot with her longtime beau Daniel John Gregory on August 22, 1992, at St. Elizabeth Church, Manhattan and they have a happy life together.
She has three children: two sons, Harry and Edward, and a daughter, Elizabeth Bowes Gregory. MacCallum and her family are currently residing in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
She also worked as a business news reporter and anchor for The Wall Street Journal Report, World Market Outlook, and Business USA at Wall Street Journal Television from 1991 until 1996.
In the beginning of her professional career, Martha became an anchor and reporter for WBIS-TV, a short-lived sports and business channel in New York, in 1996.
She then moved to NBC/CNBC, where she worked on the ‘Today Show,’ ‘CNBC World,’ ‘The News with Brian Williams.’ Martha also was a part of ‘BC affiliates,’ prior to actually joining the ‘Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David’ on the CNBC channel.
She also featured on Checkpoint, an evening show that focused on homeland security and the War on Terror, due to her outstanding speaking abilities.
Then, for Business Center, a former CNBC show, MacCallum produced the series “Inside the Business,” which garnered a lot of attention in the past.
Martha MacCallum’s Long Journey with Fox News
In order to achieve a goal to become the best news anchor, Martha MacCallum became a part of the Fox News Channel in 2004. It was a great opportunity for her to prove that she could be one of the best hosts in the television industry.
For 5 years from 2006 to 2010, she also hosted a talk show The Live Desk and became popular when hosted another show, America’s Newsroom. She hosted the show from 2010 to 2017.
Years of working hard in establishing her professional career, Martha McCallum paved her way to success and got her own show which she started hosting on January, 9th 2017. The name of the show was “The First 100 Days.”
The show initially was made as a replacement for Tucker Carlson Tonight but the timings of the Megyn Kelly’s show were changed and MacCallum got the slot to start her unique show. She became the prominent face on Fox News.
The name of the show later changed into The Story with Marth MacCallum on April, 28, 2017.
By the end of 2020, newcomer Newsmax had soared in the ratings, while MacCallum and Fox had plummeted.
Once her show “The Story” was shifted from the prime 7 p.m. ET time slot to the 3 p.m. ET time slot on January 11, the views of her show were dropped and her show bore the loss.
Her Bold Statements That She Owned
After Trump’s lost reelection effort in January 2021, a group of demonstrators attacked the Capitol building, instead of calling them out, Martha MacCallum said a controversial thing.
MaCallum expressed her backing for former President Trump’s government, which is in line with Fox News’ conservative programming. “This is a huge victory for these protesters,” she declared as a throng of Trump supporters attacked the Capitol.
She subsequently characterized the protesters and following trespass inside the Capitol building as unsettling while documenting the event later. “They have disrupted the system in an enormous way!,” she stated.
She already said that the Covid-19 virus is the “China Virus” on several counts, although she also remarked that viruses are frequently called for their source. That is why she is mostly considered as one of the Fox News’ most conservative news anchors.
Despite all of this, Martha MacCallum has shown to be the most courageous and hardworking of them all. MacCallum has become an inspiration for countless young journalists in the field due to her personality attributes and excellent anchoring skills.
Martha MacCallum has won the Gracie Award for Women in Journalism twice for her efforts in journalism. She’s also been honored with the Soldiersocks Commitment to Serve Award.
Martha MacCallum’s Net Worth
Being a television anchor and political journalist who works exclusively for Fox News Channel, Martha MacCallum receives a yearly salary of approximately $2 million.
As of now, Martha MacCallum has an estimated net worth of $8 million and a salary of $700,000. However, she has amassed a massive sum of income as a result of her illustrious career in the journalism profession, where she held key positions with reputable channels.