Pete Hegseth Biography
Peter Brian Hegseth is an American journalist and author who serves as a co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends Weekend (weekends 6-10AM/ET). Hegseth served in the Army National Guard and was the executive director of the political advocacy groups Vets For Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America.
Pete Hegseth Age
Hegseth is 41 years old as of 2021. He was born on June 6, 1980, in Forest Lake, Minnesota, U.S. He celebrates his birthday on June 6 every year.
Pete Hegseth Height
Hegseth stands at a height of 1.83 m.
Pete Hegseth Family
Hegseth has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. It is also not known if Pete has any siblings.
Pete Hegseth Wife
In 2009, Hegseth divorced his first wife, Meredith Schwarz. In 2010, he married Samantha Deering, his second wife, and the couple has three children. Hegseth had a daughter with Fox executive producer Jennifer Rauchet, with whom he was having an affair, in August 2017, during his marriage to Deering. In August 2017, he and Deering divorced. Hegseth and Rauchet married in August 2019, and she has three small children from her prior marriage.
Pete Hegseth Net Worth
Hegseth has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as a journalist and Author.
Pete Hegseth Salary
Hegseth earns an annual salary ranging between $45,000 – $ 110,500.
Pete Hegseth Education
Hegseth graduated from Forest Lake Area High School in Forest Lake, Minnesota, in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in arts from Princeton University. He earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 2013. Hegseth was the publisher of The Princeton Tory, a conservative student newspaper at Princeton.
Pete Hegseth Career
Hegseth is a co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends Weekend (weekends 6-10 a.m./ET). In 2014, he became a contributor to the network. Hegseth has contributed analysis and commentary to FNC’s daytime and primetime broadcasts during his time there.
He most recently hosted The Miseducation of America, a FOX Nation special. The five-part series looks at how the American educational system has changed over the last century, as well as the present status of education, including the shift to more progressive subjects in today’s curriculum. Hegseth has hosted FNC’s special New Year’s broadcast for the past few years.
He and his FOX & Friends Weekend co-hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy and Will Cain broadcast All American New Year live from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, to ring in 2022. He and FBN’s Lisa Kennedy Montgomery co-hosted FNC’s All-American New Year special in 2020.
Hegseth conducted an exclusive interview with then-President Donald Trump during the show. Hegseth was previously the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America before joining FNC. He previously served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay as an infantry Captain in the Army National Guard. For his service in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Pete Hegseth Books
Hegseth wrote the foreword to the 2017 book The Case Against the Establishment (ISBN 978-1-6826-1474-7) by Nick Adams and Dave Erickson. His own books include:
- Hegseth, Pete (2016). In the Arena. Threshold Editions. ISBN 978-1-4767-4934-1
- Hegseth, Pete (2020). American Crusade. Center Street. ISBN 978-1-5460-9874-4
Pete Hegseth FOX News
Hegseth works at Fox News as a co-host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends Weekend (weekends 6-10 a.m./ET). At the station he works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel