The Net Worth Of Fox News Leading Reporters Isn’t What People Think
Since 1996, Fox News has been reporting ground-breaking news from around the world. Based in New York City, the outlet has seen more than one reporter pass through the newsroom, each amassing incredible wealth in the process.
From Uma Pemmaraju’s estimated $4 million net worth to Julie Banderas $12 million, here are the wealthiest women to report for Fox News.
Molly Line: $2.5 Million
In January of 2006, Molly Line joined the Fox News team as a Boston-based new correspondent. Since joining Fox News, Line has covered multiple hard-hitting stories, including the Cartoon Network “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” scandal and the arrest and extradition of Neil Entwistle.
With her talent and success in the newsroom, Line’s net worth has accumulated to an estimated $2.5 million.
Harris Faulkner: $6 Million
Newscaster and television host Harris Faulkner joined the Fox News Channel in 2005. As of 2021, she began anchoring the daytime show The Faulkner Focus and the segment Outnumbered.
A popular and successful reporter, Faulkner has earned six Emmy Awards for her work as an anchor. As of 2021. her estimated net worth is $6 million.
Maria Bartiromo: $50 Million
In 2013, Maria Bartiromo decided to leave CNBC and join the Fox Business team. She began hosting Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street and Mornings with Maria before expanding her reach into the Fox News Channel.
There, she’s been hosting the Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo. Her long career and many shows have earned her an insane net worth of $50 million.
Julie Banderas: $12 Million
In 2005, Julie Banderas joined Fox News as a general assignment reporter. From there, her notoriety as a broadcaster and anchor grew. Within a few years, she earned an anchor position on the Fox Weekend Report.
Moving even higher up the ranks, Banderas soon found herself in a weekday anchor role. With all of her success in the newsroom, Banderas has earned an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Megyn Kelly: $45 Million
Megyn Kelly has had a long career in broadcasting, starting with ABC as a general assignment reporter in 2003. By 2004, she applied for a position at Fox News. There, she began hosting her own segment, The Kelly File.
Even after leaving the network in 2017, Kelly found herself with a “triple role” at NBC News. With her various success and intense interviews, including former presidents, Kelly has accrued a net worth of $45 million.
Jeanine Pirro: $14 Million
Jeanine Pirro has been the host of Fox News’s segment, Justice with Judge Jeanine, since 2011. While it is impressive for anyone to have the privilege of hosting their own show, Pirro has a background that’s much more than her work at Fox News.
Pirro attended Albany Law School and spent time as both the Assistant District Attorney and the District Attorney of Westchester County. She’s authored several books and worked on The CW as a talk show host, adding money to her estimated salary of $14 million.
Martha MacCallum: $8 Million
Fox News welcomed Martha MacCallum to the team in 2004. Years later, in 2017, she began hosting her own show as part of Fox News’s program lineup, The Story with Martha MacCallum.
Not only that, but she has been behind the scenes as the presidential election correspondent during four different elections. As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $8 million.
Jenna Lee: $5.5 Million
In 2005, Jenna Lee graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with a master’s degree. Two years later, Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes hired Lee as one of the anchors to host Fox Business Morning.
Lee went on to co-host Happening Now and is currently an anchor for the news outlet. As of 2021, Lee’s net worth is an estimated $5.5 million.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck: $16 Million
Elisabeth Hasselbeck got an interesting start to stardom, becoming one of the contestants on the second season of Survivor. Then, she married an NFL star. Finally, she moved into broadcasting, becoming one of the hosts of The View.
Then, from 2013 until 2015, Hasslebeckk joined the Fox News team, co-hosting the morning show Fox & Friends. She still ventures into the newsroom as a guest from time to time. Her current estimated net worth is $16 million.
Tomi Lahren: $3 Million
After giving her “final thoughts” on TheBlaze’s Tomi, Tomi Lahren has gained widespread media recognition throughout the world. A self-proclaimed contributor and not a reporter, Lahren managed to gain Fox News’s attention, joining their team in 2017.
Since 2018, she’s been the host of the Fox Nation talk show called No Interruption.
Uma Pemmaraju: $4 Million
Uma Pemmaraju was part of the original Fox News team when it made its debut in 1996. From there, she’s made a name for herself as the host of “America’s News Headquarters with Uma Pemmaraju.”
With her strong personality and experience, Pemmaraju helped Fox News become one of the leading broadcasters in the world. Her estimated net worth is $4 million.
Hollie McKay: $4-6 Million
When she first started at Fox News, Hollie McKay was nothing more than an intern. She quickly moved up the ranks, beginning an entertainment column on the Fox News Website called Pop-Tarts.
Since 2017, McKay has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Fox national bureau, where she uncovered numerous dealings happening in the Middle East. Her estimated net worth is between $4 and $6 million.
Lea Gabrielle: $3 Million
When she found herself as a civilian again, former US Navy member Lea Gabrielle made her way into journalism. First, she found herself working for NBC Nightly News and The Today Show.
Then, in 2013, she joined the Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter for Shepard Smith Reporting. As of 2021, Gabrielle’s estimated net worth is $3 million.
Sandra Smith: $6 Million
Sandra Smith began her career as a retail stock researcher and analyst. It wasn’t until 2007 that Smith joined the Fox Business Network as a reporter. On top of that, she is a regular guest on the Fox Business Happy Hour.
In 2014, Smith became the co-hosting the segment Outnumbered, and, currently, she serves as the co-anchor for Fox News America Reports. As of 2021, her estimated net worth is $6 million.
Laura Ingraham: $40-80 Million
Laura Ingraham has been all over the talk show spectrum, starting with a nearly two-decade-long hosting of the national radio show The Laura Ingraham Show. From there, she began a stint as the editor-in-chief of the conservative website LifeZetter.
She finally found herself as part of the Fox News family in 2017, becoming the host of the opinion-based talk show The Ingraham Angle. As of 2021, Ingraham’s estimated net worth is between $40 million and $80 million.
Patricia “Trish” Regan: $30 Million
From 2001 until 2007, Patricia “Trish” Regan worked as a business correspondent for the CBS Evening News. She then moved on to CNBC, creating documentaries and hosting a daily markets show.
After CNBC, Regan worked for Bloomsberg Television before moving to the Fox Business Network and Fox News Channels from 2015-2020. There, she hosted The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan and Trish Regan Primetime. Regan’s estimated net worth is $30 million.
Katie Pavlich: $5 Million
Katie Pavlich joined the Fox News team in 2013 as an alternative for “The Five.” But working for Fox hasn’t been Katie’s only time working in the broadcasting industry.
She has also worked for MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Fox Business. Pavlich even worked on a podcast with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Everything’s Going to be Alright. Currently, her net worth is an estimated $5 million.
Jillian Mele: $900k
Jillian Mele is best known for co-hosting Fox & Friends First from 20017 through 2021. Before that, Mele was involved with NBC 10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia. For the former job, she won an Emmy Award for her work on an Olympic-related news story.
She even won an Emmy Award for Endgame, a Philadelphia Eagles post-game program. As of 2022, Mele is worth a little over $900k.
Emma DiGiovine: $50,000 (Plus Husband’s $73 Million!)
Emma DiGiovine is a former producer and journalist for Fox News. As of 2022, she is a social media personality and leaves broadcasting to her husband, Fox News political commentator Jesse Watters.
While DiGiovine’s net worth is only 50,000, she and her husband’s combined net worth is quite astounding, considering he is worth over $70 million!
Heather Nauert: $3 Million
Broadcast journalist Heather Nauert worked for Fox News channel from 1998 until 2005. During her time with the network, Nauert first worked as a contributor before moving on to a correspondent position.
Nauert frequently contributed to The Big Story and, in 2012, became a news presenter on the show Fox & Friends. As of 2021, her estimated net worth is $3 million.
Gretchen Carlson: $18 Million
In 2006, Gretchen Carlson appeared as a weekend substitute host on the Fox News show Fox & Friends. It was the start of her career with the network. From there, she became the anchor on the segment.
In 2013, she left the show and began hosting her own segment, The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. As of 2021, her net worth is an estimated $18 million.
Dana Perino: $6 Million
From 2007 until 2009, American political commentator Dana Perino was the White House Press Secretary. After she served her term, it didn’t take long for Perino to find herself on the Fox New team as a regular host on The Five, The Daily Briefing, and America’s Newsroom.
On top of being a host, Perino has also served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, and as Editorial Director for Random House, Inc. Currently, her net worth is an estimated $6 million.
Greta Van Susteren: $35 Million
Greta Van Susteren has worked for many newsrooms as a reporter, including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. After some time as a legal analyst for CNN, Van Susteren moved to Fox, where she would become the host of On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren for 14 years.
In 2015, Forbes named her as one of the most powerful women in the world. That title might have something to do with her net worth of $35 million.
Claudia Cowan: $4 Million
At the start of her career, Claudia Cowan worked her way up from a messenger to an on-air reporter for KTTV-TV (FOX). She became an anchor for KMST-TV, KOVR-TV13 (CBS), and KRON-4 (NBC).
Cowan then joined Fox News in 1998 as their Bay Area correspondent and, as of 2021, still works there as a reporter. It is estimated that her net worth is $4 million.
Elizabeth Prann: $1.5 Million
During her time with Fox News, Elizabeth Prann was based out of Washington, D.C.’s Fox News Bureau, where she first worked as a production assistant for On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren, a fill-in news anchor, and a correspondent.
Prann reported on major news stories for the network, including the West Fertilizer Plant explosion and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Currently, her estimated net worth is $1.5 million.
Melissa Francis: $8 Million
After acting in a few television shows and films, Melissa Francis moved on to television news. In 2012, she joined Fox Business News and Fox News Channel as an anchor for the show Outnumbered.
She also anchored the new show Happening Now until its final segment in 2018. Francis left the network in 2020. Even so, she still has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Shannon Bream: $10 Million
While Shannon Bream graduated with a law degree, she decided to switch focuses and started to work in television, namely news. She began her new career as the evening and late-night news reporter for WBTV before moving on to WRC-TV.
Then, in 2007, Bream joined the Fox News Channel team as the anchor and host of Fox News @ Night. As of 2021, Bream’s estimated net worth is $10 million.
Britt McHenry: $1.4 Million
After her time as a personality for ESPN working as a correspondent on multiple shows, including SportsCenter, NFL Live, Outside the Lines, and Baseball Tonight, Britt McHenry joined the Fox News team.
Now, she works as a commentator on Fox Nation, Fox News’s streaming platform. As of 2021, McHenry’s net worth is an estimated $1.4 million.
Andrea Tantaros: $3.5 Million
During her time with Fox News, Andrea Tantaros was a co-host of the segment Outnumbered. She’s also one of the original co-hosts for the popular segment The Five. In 2016, Tantaros was taken off the Fox News air.
That same year, she released the book Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable. Currently, Tantaros’s estimated net worth is $3.5 million.
Jamie Colby: $6 Million
Before moving on to Fox News, Jamie Colby worked for CNN and CBS News. She moved to Fox News in 2003, originally hosting America’s News Headquarters before becoming the host of Strange Inheritance.
Besides her work on the air, Colby is also an accomplished author, publishing the book Back to Life After a Heart Crisis: A Doctor and His Wife Share Their 8-Step Cardiac Comeback Plan in 2010. With her numerous ventures, Colby’s net worth is an estimated $6 million.
Catherine Herridge: $10 Million
Catherine Herridge is one of the reporters who was there at the inception of Fox News. Starting her job as a London-based correspondent, Herridge soon became the Chief Intelligence correspondent and hosted Weekend Live.
Herridge wound up leaving Fox in 2019, moving to CBS News and taking up a senior investigative correspondent position. As of 2021, her estimated net worth is $10 million.
Anna Kooiman: $4 Million
Anna Kooiman’s broadcasting career began while she was still in college, taking up a sideline reporter role at Fox Sports. In 2011, she was offered a position at Fox News, where she worked as both a reporter and anchor until 2016.
Currently, Kooiman works as an anchor for the News Corp’s Australian division. As of 2021, her estimated net worth is $4 million.