Stephen James Doocy is a television host, political analyst, and author from the United States. He is most known for his current role as a Fox News Channel anchor on Fox & Friends. Doocy is also a bestselling author of two New York Times bestsellers, Happy in a Hurry Cookbook and Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile'.
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Steve Doocy was born in Algona, Iowa, on October 19, 1956, to saleswoman JoAnne (née Sharp) and construction worker James Edward Doocy. His paternal grandfather was of Irish ancestry, and his maternal grandmother was of Swedish ancestry. He was raised in Abilene, Kansas, and attended Kansas grade schools in Russell, Salina, and Industry. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He was the first on-air DJ for KJHK radio, Lawrence's student-run radio station broadcasting at 90.7 FM.
Steve is currently working with the Fox News channel. Before joining the Fox News Channel, he worked 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 for six months, he decided that she was the girl he wants in his life, and they tied the knot. Since then, they have been married almost twenty-five years, and they have had 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 discusses marriage and family life, Steve says he wanted to write about fatherhood.
Doocy began his broadcast career as a reporter for Topeka, Des Moines, Wichita, and Kansas City television stations.
His first significant market assignment was with WRC in Washington, D.C., as a features reporter. In 1990, he was named host of NBC's nationally syndicated show House Party with Steve Doocy, a remake of the 1960s Art Linkletter show, followed by the syndicated kids' show Not Just News'. He co-hosted Wake Up America on NBC's America's Talking channel in 1994, which was his first-morning show gig. In 1996, Doocy joined CBS-flagship TV's station, WCBS-TV, in New York City to anchor the morning broadcast. He was the live Times Square reporter on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve for four-ball drops on ABC-TV. Doocy began co-hosting the Fox News Channel's morning show Fox & Friends in 1998, after joining the network in 1996.
He assisted in introducing Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve special, All American New Year, in 2004, which included Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly as hosts. The Fox & Friends program rose to notoriety following Donald Trump's election as president. However, he had been a regular on-air contributor to the show for several years before the campaign. Trump referred to it as "the most honest morning show" after he was elected. During Trump's first year in office, he watched the show and frequently cited it on Twitter. The New York Times dubbed Fox & Friends "the most powerful TV show in America." In 2019, it was revealed that President Donald Trump rated several journalists' allegiance on a scale of one to ten. Steve Doocy was given a "12 out of 10" rating. Doocy made headlines on September 15, 2020, when he questioned President Trump's announcement of a series of weekly appearances on Fox and Friends. Doocy's response was as follows: "You might want to do it every week, but Fox isn't interested. We'll handle it on a case-by-case basis." Joe Biden was invited to participate in the show by Doocy, who offered him equal time with Trump.
The Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists (previously known as Sigma Delta Chi), and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored Doocy with TV reporting and writing prizes.
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 the 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.
Doocy is married with three adult children, including Peter Doocy, a Fox News White House correspondent. He is a resident of Wyckoff, New Jersey. He is a devout Roman Catholic who works as a lector in his parish. In 2014, the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas recognized Doocy Distinguished Kansan of the Year.
Last Modified: Aug 16, 2021