Steve Doocy

Stephen James “Steve” Doocy, is a multi-talented personality best known for his work on Fox news. Doocy is a television presenter and a bestselling author of two New York Times bestsellers. Steve Doocy was born in Algona, Iowa, on October 19, 1956. His father worked in construction and he is of Irish descent


Steve is currently working with the Fox News channel. Before joining the Fox News Channel, he had been working for the CBS channel’s flagship station called WCBS-TV in New York City. Steve is a winner of an Emmy Award for feature reporting. Steve Doocy’s  first book, “The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook” derives inspiration directly from his life; in the book he talks about his love experience with his wife, Kate Gerrity. Steve met Kate in Washington, DC. at the television studio where both of them had been working. After dating Kate just for six months, he decided that she was the girl whom he wants in his life and they tied the knot. Since then, they have been married almost twenty-five years and they have a happy and fulfilling married life. Some believe that the secret to their successful marital union is that Steve might still be treating his wife, Kate as his girlfriend. In “Tales from the Dad Side”, which discuss marriage and family life, Steve says he wanted to write about fatherhood.  "I wanted to write that book just to show that dads are out there – we don't know exactly what we're doing. We're doing our best and we love our kids. There aren't so many books for guys. It's not like we get a lot of advice from our dads, 'Just hold him still; he’ll stop crying.' And, ad lib…there's a lot of ad libbing in the dad department."

Steve Doocy and his wife are currently promoting a cookbook which they co-authored titled “The Happy Cookbook.” The book is a collection of delicious but easy recipes; many of which were made famous by other American celebrities who share the Doocy’s love for food. In promoting the book Steve recounts a story-“Just know we are a typical family – Kathy does almost all cooking indoors and I do most of the grilling outside. One night when the kids were young I made myself a bet that I could make an entire meal on our Weber grill and never dirty a single pot or pan. ‘Mommy! Daddy’s baking brownies on the barbecue!’ our youngest announced to Kathy, who then started a clock in her head until the time that I would admit that was a dumb idea and that brownies and grills don’t mix… I just knew that the brownies would be a culinary showstopper that our family would talk about for years to come. “They’re perfect!” I announced as I waved the brownie pan (the only pan I used) under the nose of my wife, who seemed genuinely delighted. Once the content of the pan had cooled down, I started to cut it into squares, but the knife would not go any deeper than about half an inch…the brownie top looked perfect, but the bottom of the pan, closest to the 75,000 BTUs, had fused and melted together into a 9 x 13-inch carbon briquette. Flop sweat beading on my forehead, I remembered that we’d bought a specialty knife we saw on TV that could be used to cut beer cans and rain gutters. Retrieving it from the pile…my plan was to essentially fillet each brownie, cutting the soft top from the rock-hard bottom. And that’s exactly what I did on two brownies. On the third I used too much pressure on a part I thought was hard but was actually soft, and the knife flew out of the brownie and into my hand. It took about a second for my brain to process the fact that I’d just cut off my fingertip! With blood squirting everywhere, Monty Python style, my wife calmly told me to go to the hospital emergency room…one of my joker kids used driveway chalk to draw a murder victim outline around the brownie pan…I can laugh about it now, because it’s a true story from our family’s history. All the kids remember it as if happened yesterday, because shared family experiences around the grill or the stove or dinner table are the things they’ll remember the rest of their lives. This is where those happy recipes that we detail in our book are born.” Steve offers some good advice for people all over the world: "Most of us go through life eating three meals a day, starting now, try to make a least one of them happy." 

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The couple has three children, who are also famous in their respective fields of work. Peter Doocy, his son, is also working for Fox News and appears on Fox and Friends morning. Steve Doocy has earned a lot of money and yet is still very down to earth. Steve Doocy has a net worth of $2 million dollars and salary of $500,000 per year. His fans admire him a lot for his simplicity. Steve Doocy has been working as a TV presenter for more than two decades now, and all of those years of television experience have won him millions of loyal fans. His simplicity and his down-to-earth charms have also won him a lot of admirers on social networking websites where admiring fans feel happy to be able to interact with him. Doocy is a perfect example of a person with multiple talents that is able to remain humble. Steve loves his fans very much and takes care of them by not throwing celebrity tantrums or otherwise misbehaving.

However, in 2016, Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a civil lawsuit against Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, detailing serial sexual harassment and retaliation by Ailes, and persistent gender-based harassment from her co-host Steve Doocy. The toxic culture for women at Fox has since been revealed and Ailes and his deputy have been forced to resign, Steve Doocy though, retains his job. According to the lawsuit “Doocy engaged in a pattern and practice of severe and pervasive sexual harassment of Carlson, including, but not limited to, mocking her during commercial breaks, shunning her off air, refusing to engage with her on air, belittling her contributions to the show, and generally attempting to put her in her place by refusing to accept and treat her as an intelligent and insightful female journalist.” But Carlson’s allegations, though played out on National Television, seem to have since been erased from the narrative on Fox News and Doocy has been able to avoid accountability for his alleged workplace harassment.

Fox & Friends has gained prominence by its nearly completely unwavering support of President Donald Trump. Trump continues to watch and often quotes the show on Twitter causing the New York Times to say that Fox & Friends is “the most powerful show in America.”

Last Modified: Apr 8, 2020


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