Who is Martha MacCallum?
Martha MacCallum is a famous American news anchor who is currently working for Fox News. Apart from working for Fox News, Martha MacCallum has also worked in other reputed news channels like CNBC, WBIS-TV, Wall Street Journal TV, and Today.
Martha MacCallum has also hosted shows called America’s Newsroom and The Live Desk with Trace Gallagher. Some of her famous works include her coverage of presidential elections from 2004 to 2016 and her interviews with famous personalities like Barack Obama, Laura Bush, John McCain, General David Petraeus, Chris Christie, and many more.
Due to her charming personality and exceptional work, Martha MacCallum has also received prestigious awards like ‘Gracie Award for Women in Journalism’ two times.
Martha MacCallum is married to American entrepreneur Daniel John Gregory, with who she shares two sons named Edward Reed and Harry MacCallum Gregory and a daughter named Elizabeth Bowes Gregory.
Please continue reading below to know more details about the famous TV anchor Martha MacCallum.
|Full name||Martha Matthew MacCallum|
|Birthplace||Buffalo, New York, United States|
|Birthdate||January 31, 1964|
|Mother’s name||Elizabeth B. MacCallum|
|Father’s name||Douglas C. MacCallum|
|Siblings||Jane Elizabeth MacCallum and Lisa Ann MacCallum|
|Husband||Daniel John Gregory|
|Children||Edward Reed Gregory, Elizabeth Bowes Gregory, and Harry MacCallum Gregory|
|Height||5 ft 4 inch|
|Highschool||Ramapo High School|
|University||St. Lawrence University|
Early life and education
Martha MacCallum, born Martha Matthew MacCallum, was born on January 31, 1964, in Buffalo, New York, United States. Martha comes from a well-educated family, where her father, Douglas C. MacCallum (1902-2000), was a stockbroker at G.H. Walker and Company and vice-president Prudential Securities. While on the other hand, Martha’s mother, Elizabeth B. MacCallum (1934-2013), was a teacher taught in a public elementary in Wykoff, New Jersey, and Lake Forest, Illinois.
Martha MacCallum spent most of her days growing up in Wyckoff, New Jersey, with her two sisters Jane and Lisa MacCallum.
MacCallum completed her high school at Ramapo High school in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. After completing her high school degree, Martha then joined St. Lawrence University in the North Country of New York State to achieve her bachelor’s degree in political science. She also studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School on Broadway, leading her to establish the Miranda Theater Company in New York.
Martha MacCallum personality traits
Although Martha MacCallum is an American by nationality, she comes of Scottish-Irish descent. Since she was born on January 31, her sun sign lies under Aquarius. As an Aquarius, Martha has an honest, intelligent nature. She is also creative, progressive, and an independent person who is always curious and ready for new experiences and ideas.
Overall, as a highly respected news anchor, Martha is a complete package of beauty with brains. She has a bold attitude and excellent anchoring skills, leading her to be an inspiration for several young journalists in the news industry.
Martha stands 5 ft 4 inches (163 cm) tall and weighs about 65 kgs (143 lbs). She has a pair of piercing blue eyes and beautiful blonde hair.
Martha MacCallum relationship
Martha MacCallum married her husband Daniel John Gregory on August 22, 1992, in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Elizabeth’s Church. The pair are still together and going strong and are on the 28th year of their marriage.
Daniel Gregory is the Vice-President of Gregory Inc., a company that provides its clients with the necessary tools for their successful marketing and innovative product development. Martha and Daniel were in a long-term relationship before their marriage. Although the pair are still married, several sources claim that Martha and Daniel have separated and reunited several times throughout the years. However, the pair has neither denied nor confirmed such rumors.
Martha MacCallum children
Martha MacCallum and her husband, Daniel, are blessed with two sons named Harry MacCallum Gregory and Edward Reed Gregory and a daughter named Elizabeth Bowes Gregory.
Their elder daughter Elizabeth or Lizzie Gregory was born on December 14, 1995. Elizabeth followed in her mother’s footsteps and studied politics and received her degree in 2018 from the same university as her father in Villanova University. Likewise, she also volunteers for Fox News to get a firsthand experience and understand the political situation.
On the other hand, Martha’s elder son Edward Reed Gregory II is a sports enthusiast who played football for his high school team at Delbarton School. After completing high school, Edward joined Notre Dame University, where he currently plays a walk-a-linebacker.
Martha’s youngest son, Harry Gregory, is quite secretive about his life among his two siblings. He does not have any online presence and only makes rare appearances in his mother’s social networking accounts. However, several sources claim that he studies at Saint Louis University.
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Before she became a famous news anchor, Martha MacCallum used to work with Dow Jones & Company as an associate in corporate relations. She also worked as a reporter for Corporate Finance Magazine.
Martha MacCallum’s career finally took off when she started to work as a business news correspondent and an anchor for Wall Street Journal Television from 1991 to 1996. During her time in Wall Street Journal, MacCallum worked on Business USA, The Wall Street Journal Television, and World Market Outlook.
After leaving Wall Street Journal in 1996, Martha joined WBIS-TV, a sport and business station in New York. She worked as an anchor and reporter for WBIS-TV.
MacCallum then joined NMC/CNBC, where she contributed to shows like Today Show, CNBC World, The News with Brian Williams, and BC affiliates as to their reporter/ anchor. She later became co-host of CNBC’s show called Morning Call with MacCallum and Ted David.
During that timeline, Martha also appeared on Checkpoint, a show that examined homeland security and the War on Terror. Soon after appearing in Checkpoint, Martha also created her series called ‘Inside the Business’ for Business Center, a former CNBC show.
Martha resigned from CNBC and joined Fox News in 2004. The news anchor currently still works for the news channel.
Martha first hosted The Live Desk from 2006 to 2010 and then America’s Newsroom from 2010 to 2017 for Fox News.
In 2017, she started hosting a show called the First 100 days, where she focused on the Trump administration’s first 100 days in the office. Through the show, Martha wanted her show to be a vehicle for holding Trump and his administration accountable for what they have promised to his voters during his election campaign against Hillary Clinton.
In April 2017, the first 100 days were rebranded and named The Story with Martha MacCallum due to its success and a huge fanbase.
Apart from hosting several shows, Martha MacCallum has also covered actual events like the presidential elections for four consecutive terms, the birth of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first baby from London, the funeral ceremony of Pope John Paul II, and Pope Francis’s visit to the USA. Likewise, she has also interviewed political heavyweights like Barack Obama, Laura Bush, John McCain, General David Petraeus, and many other famous personalities throughout her career as a reporter and news anchor.
Martha MacCallum collaborated with Ronald J.Drez to write a book called Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage, and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima in 2020. Martha and Ronald had written the book in honor of the 75th Anniversary of one of the most critical battles of World War II, where MacCallum’s uncle Harry Gray had lost his life. In the book, Martha paid tribute to the men who sacrificed their life at Iwo Jima to defeat the Armed Forces of Emperor Hirohito.
Awards and recognition
Martha MacCallum is the two-time recipient of the Gracie Award for Women in Journalism. Likewise, she also received the American Women in Radio and Television award for her reporting skill in 1997 and 2003.
Martha MacCallum net worth
Martha MacCallum’s net worth stands around $8 million. Martha’s salary is estimated to be around $700 thousand per year. She mainly accumulated her net worth by reporting and anchoring in various news channels from 1991.
Martha MacCallum social media
Being a national news anchor and TV personality, Martha MacCallum has a social media account on popular platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Her Facebook account is under the username Martha MacCallum, where she has more than four thousand plus followers. However, Martha is not quite active in her Facebook account, as her latest post in the account was on June 2020. However, most of her posts on her Facebook are about her interviews and shows.
Martha’s Twitter account is under the username @marthamaccallum, where she has more than six thousand plus followers. MacCallum mainly tweets about her work and her political views on her Twitter account.
Likewise, MacCallum’s Instagram is under the username @marthamaccallum, followed by more than two thousand people. Along with her work-related post, Martha also posts personal pictures of her family and friends on her Instagram account.
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