Peter Doocy

Peter Doocy is an American journalist and is known for being an anchor on Fox News.


Background

Peter Doocy was born on July 21, 1987, in the District of Columbia but he was raised in New Jersey. He is the son of the famous Fox News Television reporter, Steve Doocy. He has two sisters, Mary Doocy, and Sally Doocy. Doocy received his Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University and previously worked as a student reporter at Fox News’ partner site, The Palestra.

Peter Doocy decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and began his career as a general assignment reporter for the Fox News Channel in 2009.

Broadcasting Career

Peter Doocy is one of the youngest media reporters for the Fox News Channel. He gained his popularity from an interview he did with John McCain. He questioned John McCain about the drinking habits of Hillary Clinton during a segment on Chris Matthews' Hardball College Tour.

When he started his career as a news assignment reporter for Fox News Channel, one of his beginning reports included coverage of Hurricane Sandy. It was one of his most embarrassing moments, "Embarrassing? Fell into a hole on live TV during Superstorm Sandy coverage (continued with the live shot, by the way). Memorable? Like five minutes later, when the picture of me falling into the hole was on every website (heard from a lot of old friends)."

One report which Doocy provided live on air was the coverage of the shooting of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in August of 2015. During June of 2015, he reported on the manhunt for the two prisoners who escaped the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, NY.

Peter Doocy has also hosted a documentary called “The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden”. It was the first television exclusive interview with the Robert O'Neill. Robert O'Neill is the person who claims to have fired the shots that killed the terrorist leader, Osama Bin Laden. This is the highest ranked documentary on Fox News Channel's history according to their records. The documentary first aired in November 2014.

Peter Doocy previously reported live on the scene of the Navy Yard which was the scene of a deadly shooting in Washington, D.C. He also covered the marathon bombing in Boston and the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School located in Newtown, CT.

He has covered other important stories that had huge importance on a global level. He has also covered the heart transplant surgery of former Vice President Dick Cheney in March 2012, the floods of 2011 in the Midwest and the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012.

Starting in 2015, Fox has assigned Doocy on occasion as a substitute on his father's show, Fox & Friends.

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Personal Life

Peter Doocy has revealed that his celebrity crush is on Kate Upton, the beautiful supermodel. He has also stated that his favorite movie is Forrest Gump.

When it comes to his dating life, he seems to be pretty secretive about it. He has never been known to have dated anyone from the journalism industry. The absence of his married life and him having no girlfriend has made people speculate that he is gay. His sexuality, however, has not been confirmed to his fans and he has managed an air of mystery around him.

In spite of all the success he had, he’s been level headed and never lets fame get into his head. He is one of the most sought after people on social media networks has many followers. His fans remain eager to know about his personality, as well as professional and life updates. He has thousands of followers across his social media web pages.  He has been attracting a huge number of fans, particularly for his charm and expertise portrayed on the screen.

Peter Doocy has an estimated net worth of $500,000 and has an annual salary of $100,000.

Father and Son Combo

He co–hosts a show with his father Steve Doocy, making a good father–son pair. In a world where working parents lack building a strong parent bond with their children, Peter stands apart as his father has always been there for them. Peter had been fortunate to have a successful career. Peter credits all his success to his father by whom he was inspired by even as a kid.

Peter took up his first assignment when he was in the 4th grade as he was exposed to the journalism profession by his father. He grew up watching his dad on TV and always admired the way he dealt with the celebrities and making them laugh and feel comfortable. In spite of his father’s hectic schedule, he would always make sure that he was home on time to spend quality time as well as pick them up from school.

His father takes pride for his son who is as successful as he was. This father and son relationship is surely an exceptional and inspirational one for many of us.

Peter leads a very private life, there hasn’t been a single scandal involving him. He credits all his accomplishments to his family whom he values a lot. His family keeps him grounded and does not let success get to his head. He has kept his personal life very private away from the glare of the camera and has not fallen prey to the glitz and glamor of his profession.

He also has a keen sense of humor, which according to him,  he gets from his father. His best advice received ever was claimed to be, "My dad told me once to walk around the newsroom with your sleeves rolled up, so it looks like you are busy, even if you are not."  His father wanted to realize that even though he works in a very serious profession, he always needed to find time to unwind. The job can really stressful and ruin your life if you let it consume you. Peter took his dad’s advice to heart and always tried to keep his work environment very light. He wanted people around him to feel comfortable so that they were at their best when the lights came on.

Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020


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