Ed Rollins Biography
Ed Rollins is an American journalist and republican campaign consultant/advisor who serves at Fox News as well as Fox Business. He frequently features on Lou Dobbs Tonight. He also served as the chairman of the pro–Donald Trump Great America PAC. Ed has worked as a political commentator for CNN.
Ed Rollins Age
Rollins is 79 years old as of 2022. He was born on March 19, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 19th March every year.
Ed Rollins Height
Rollins stands at a height of 5 ft 7 in (1.7m).
Ed Rollins Family
Rollins was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Irish Catholic blue-collar parents. In the Aleutian Islands, his father worked for the US Army. After the war, his parents returned to Vallejo, California, where his father worked as an electrician at the city’s Mare Island Navy Yard, particularly making submarines. Ed grew raised in the Federal Terrace housing complex, but he has kept his siblings and mother’s identities private.
Ed Rollins Wife
Rollins has had three marriages, the first two of which ended in divorce. In 2003, he married Shari Lois Scharfer, a former CBS television executive, for the third time. From his second marriage to Sherrie Rollins Westin, he has an adopted daughter named Lily.
Ed Rollins Net Worth
Rollins has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Ed Rollins Salary
Rollins earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Ed Rollins Education
He barely spent a year at St. Vincent Ferrer Grammar and High School. Ed attended St. Joseph’s College, a junior seminary in Mountain View, before returning to Vallejo at the age of 14. Ed was a boxer from the age of 13 to 23, winning multiple amateur titles on the West Coast. His record reads 164 wins and only two losses.
In 1961, he graduated from high school and attempted to enlist in the Marine Corps. Ed, however, failed the physical and spent nearly a year in the hospital for back problems. Ed began his college studies at Vallejo Junior College in 1962 and graduated with an associate degree. He enrolled at San Jose State University in 1965 and moved after one semester to California State University, Chico. In 1968, he earned a BA in Political Science with a secondary concentration in Physical Education.
Ed Rollins Career
In 2011, Ed Rollins became a contributor for Fox News Channel. Rollins has counseled and worked in the administrations of four US presidents during the course of his career. During the Reagan administration, he served as Assistant to the President in charge of the White House Offices of Political Affairs and Intergovernmental Affairs, as well as deputy chief of staff.
Mr. Rollins ran President Ronald Reagan’s reelection campaign in 1984, and he won 49 of the 50 states. Mr. Rollins has managed nine presidential campaigns and been involved in hundreds of state, congressional, and local campaigns in addition to overseeing President Reagan’s campaign.
Mr. Rollins has advised cabinet officers, U.S. senators, governors, members of Congress, state legislators, and city officials over his more than four decades in politics. Mr. Rollins was the Republican Chief of Staff and Assistant to the Speaker of the California State Assembly before coming to Washington. In 2011, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Political Consultants.
Rollins is a senior presidential fellow at the Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University in New York. In 1996, his memoir “Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms” was the best-selling political book in the United States. Rollins was a Varsity athlete, student body president, and nationally rated amateur boxer at California State University, Chico.
The Board of Trustees of California State University awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on him in 2012 in recognition of his professional accomplishments and political savvy. Rollins was also awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2010. He received the John Ashbrook Award in 2016.
The John M. Ashbrook Award is given each year to an individual who upholds the limited constitutional government values championed by John M. Ashbrook, the late Ohio congressman and co-founder of the American Conservative Union. In 1986, President Ronald Reagan was the first winner.
Ed Rollins Book
Ed is a registered author, in addition to his multiple duties as a media personality and political counselor. His most well-known book is “Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms.” The volumes became the best-selling political novels in America in 1996.
Ed Rollins Political Consultant
Ed worked as an intern for Jesse Unruh in 1967, when he was the Democratic Party’s leader in California and the Assembly Speaker. Unruh then connected Ed to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who hired him as a campus organizer in 1968 and helped him organize his primary campaign in Northern California.
Following the 1968 election, when the Republicans won a majority in the California Assembly, Republican Assemblyman Ray E. Johnson hired Ed to be his Chief of Staff. Ed worked for President Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign in California in 1972. This allowed him to be near Governor Ronald Reagan, who was the chairman of Nixon’s California campaign.
Ed moved to Washington in 1973 to work as Monagan’s principal assistant, overseeing legislative relations at the US Department of Transportation. Ed served as dean of the faculty and deputy superintendent at the National Fire Academy in Washington from 1977 to 1979. He met and married Kitty Nellor Burnes when he was there. Ed and his wife returned to Sacramento in 1979, when he began working as the chief of staff for the Assembly Republican Caucus. Ed was offered the role of chief of staff to former President Nixon when he was there, but he declined.
Ed Rollins Fox News
Rollins works at Fox Newsalongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Nicole Saphier
- Katie Pavlich
- Marc Siegel
- Austin Westfall
- Ashley Strohmier