Newt Gingrich Biography
Newt Gingrich (born Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich) is an American politician and author working for FOX News Channel. He serves as the host of the “Newt’s World” podcast.
Newt Gingrich Age
Gingrich is 78 years old as of 2021. He was born on 17 June 1943 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.
Newt Gingrich Height
Gingrich stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Newt Gingrich Family
Gingrich was born on June 17, 1943, at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In September 1942, when she was 16 and McPherson was 19, his mother, Kathleen “Kit” (née Daugherty; 1925–2003), and his biological father, Newton Searles McPherson (1923–1970), married. Within days, the marriage fell apart. He is of descent from English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
In 1946, Robert Gingrich (1925–1996) married his mother, who adopted him. Robert Gingrich, who served tours in Korea and Vietnam, was a career army officer. The family moved to Europe in 1956, living in Orléans, France, and Stuttgart, Germany, for a period. Gingrich has three of his mother’s younger half-sisters, Candace and Susan Gingrich, plus Roberta Brown.
In Hummelstown (near Harrisburg) and on military bases where his adoptive father was stationed, Gingrich was raised. The religion of the family was Lutheran. He also has a half-sister and half-brother from his biological father’s side, Randy McPherson. During his junior year of high school, the family moved to Fort Benning in Georgia in 1960.
Newt Gingrich Wife
Gingrich was married on three occasions. In 1962, he wed Jacqueline May “Jackie” Battley, his former high school geometry coach, when he was 19 years old and she was 26. Since starting an affair with Marianne Ginther, Gingrich filed for divorce from Jackie in 1980. Gingrich married Marianne Ginther in 1981, six months after the divorce was finalized.
A deacon and volunteer in Atlanta, Georgia, Jackie died at the age of 77 in Atlanta. The marriage was characterized by Gingrich’s daughter Kathy as “difficult”: “She’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer.”
Gingrich started an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek in 1993, while still married to Marianne. In 1999, a few months after she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Gingrich filed for divorce from Marianne. Four months after his divorce, he married Callista. In 2011, Gingrich told a Christian community that “things happened in my life that was not appropriate”
Newt Gingrich Net Worth
Gingrich has an estimated net worth of $9 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist.
Newt Gingrich Salary
Gingrich earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Newt Gingrich Career
Gingrich serves at FOX News Channel as a host of the “Newt’s World” podcast, a dynamic new weekly series that offers context to today’s world through entertaining stories and conversations. Former United States Speaker House of Representatives Newt Gingrich is well-known as the architect of the “Contract with America” that helped the Republican Party reclaim a majority in the House for the first time in 40 years. In 2012, Newt was also a Republican candidate for U.S. president.
Today, Gingrich is president of Gingrich 360, an American full-service consulting, education, and media production group that brings together the past, present, and future to inspire audiences, solve challenges and create opportunities. Westwood One is distributing the podcast. He has published 36 books, including 16 bestselling New York Times fiction and nonfiction, such as “Understanding Trump and Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback.”
Of both the Joint War Fighting course for Major Generals and Capstone for rising generals, Gingrich is the longest-serving teacher. He has also served as a member of the Board of Defense Policy, and the Council on Foreign Relations’ Terrorism Task Force, and co-chaired the United Nations Reform Task Force.
Newt Gingrich Fox
Gingrich is working at Fox where he works alongside other famous Fox anchors and reporters including;
- Charlie Gasparino
- Paul Gigot
- Lauren Green
- Jehmu Greene
- Jennifer Griffin
- Greg Gutfeld
- Donna Brazile
- Shannon Bream
Newt Gingrich Social Media Platforms
Gingrich is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 2.4M followers on Twitter, over 29.4k followers on Instagram, and over 1.1M followers on Facebook.