Martha MacCallum Biography
Martha MacCallum is an American media personality serving as the anchor and executive editor of The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News. She previously co-anchored America’s Newsroom alongside Bill Hemmer.
Martha MacCallum Age
She was born on January 31, 1964 in Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Martha MacCallum Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Martha MacCallum Education
She attended Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and later joined St. Lawrence University in the North Country of New York State graduating with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She also attended the Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway, founding the Miranda Theater Company in New York.
Martha MacCallum Parents
She is the daughter of Elizabeth B. and Douglas C. MacCallum, Jr. Her father was a manager with IBM in New Jersey while her mother worked in sales for Murphy Realty in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. She died on April 14, 2013 at the age of 78.
Martha MacCallum Siblings
Martha has two sisters, Jane Elizabeth Preziosi, and Lisa Ann Miller.
Martha MacCallum Husband
Martha is married to Daniel John Gregory since August 22, 1992. He is a businessman serving as the is the vice president of Gregory Packaging Inc. in Newark, New Jersey. The company makes suncup juice. The company was founded by his father Edward R. Gregory who served as president until he died in 1999.
Martha MacCallum Kids
MacCallum and her husband are parents to three children, a daughter known as Elizabeth Bowes Gregory, and two sons Harry Gregory and Edward Reed Gregory. Elizabeth attended Villanova University and graduated with a major in political science in 2018. She served as a special coverage volunteer for Fox News. Edward Reed studies at Notre Dame University, where he plays football as a linebacker.
Martha MacCallum Fox News
Martha hosts The Story with Martha MacCallum on Fox News on weeknights, the show focuses on the headlines with insights from top newsmakers and analysts. She joined the network in January 2004. She previously anchored The First 100 Days, which chronicled the beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration and, prior to joining the primetime lineup, she served as co-anchor of America’s Newsroom (weekdays 9-11AM/ET) alongside Bill Hemmer from 2010 to 2017.
Throughout her tenure, she has played a role in every major political event since the 2004 presidential election. During the 2016 election season she co-moderated two Republican presidential primary debates alongside anchor Bill Hemmer in Des Moines, IA and Cleveland, OH.
In December 2019 she co-anchored FNC’s coverage surrounding the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump. She also helped lead coverage of the 2018 election which marked the highest-rated midterm election coverage in cable news history with total viewers.
She also co-anchored FNC’s Democracy 2020 election coverage alongside FNC’s chief political anchor Bret Baier, which garnered the highest ratings for an election night in cable news history with 14.1 million total viewers. They also covered the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.
Prior to joining Fox News she worked at NBC from 1997 to 2003 where she held several positions. She was co-anchor of CNBC’s Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David and was the anchor of CNBC’s Checkpoint, an evening news program focusing on the war against terror and the Iraq war. She also served as a frequent contributor to MSNBC’s The News with Brian Williams, NBC’s Today and CNBC World, MacCallum also created the series Inside the Business for CNBC’s Business Center.
She began her career in journalism as a reporter for Corporate Finance magazine before joining Wall Street Journal Television as a business correspondent where she anchored The Wall Street Journal Report, World Market Outlook and Business USA from 1991-1996. In 1996 she joined WBIS-TV (ION-31), a sports and business network in New York as an anchor and reporter.
Martha MacCallum Ratings
Martha’s show ratings decreased after Fox News admitted the truth of Trump’s loss. In December 2020 “Greg Kelly Reports” on Newsmax out-rated “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Fox.
Martha MacCallum Demoted
Martha was not demoted but her show was moved out of the 7 p.m. hour and into the 3 p.m. midday slot, replacing her early primetime news broadcast with an opinion-focused show. The changes were announced by Fox News on January 11, 2020. Fox News emphasized that no anchor was demoted and MacCallum will continue co-anchoring all major political events.
Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said; “This new powerful lineup ensures FOX News Media will continue to deliver outstanding coverage for our viewers who depend on the most trusted names in the business.”
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy however alleged that Martha was demoted and the raise of Newsmax had resulted in the shake-up at Fox.
“The Fox is on the run. The rise of Newsmax TV has caused a major shake-up at Fox News with news today that early evening host Martha MacCallum has been demoted to early afternoons.”
Martha MacCallum Democrat
She has revealed her political affiliation.
Martha MacCallum Salary
Her salary is $700 Thousand per annum.
Martha MacCallum Net Worth
Martha has a net worth of $8 million.