Jesse Watters is a television personality best known for his work on Fox News as a conservative political analyst. He first gained fame on The O’Reilly Factor and was known for his Watters’ World interview portion, which later became his own program. Thanks to hosting numerous political shows over the years, Jesse Watters now has a net worth of $8 million.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jesse was born on July 9, 1978. His father, Stephen, is a teacher and his mother, Anne, is a child psychologist. He is of Irish descent.
Growing up, Watters divided his time between the communities of East Falls and Germantown. The young man enrolled at William Penn Charter School for his education.
He moved to a new residence with his parents in Long Island, New York, after completing his freshman year. Jesse then went to Trinity College, where he graduated with a degree in history in 2001.
Jesse would get a job as a production assistant for Fox News shortly after graduating from college. His first job with the network was as a production assistant on The O’Reilly Factor, which he started in 2003.
His early appearances on the show’s Watters’ World section propelled him to popularity. In 2014, he was able to appear on the daytime talk show Outnumbered. The following year, Watters’ World became its own show.
It started out as a monthly program, but as its ratings grew, Jesse’s program began airing weekly in 2017. It premiered every Saturday at 8:00 p.m. EST.
The same year that Watters’ World became a weekly program, Jesse joined the cast of the talk show The Five. Discussion topics usually revolve around pop culture and political concerns.
Jesse wrote How I Saved the World, a book he published in July 2021. The memoir landed at the top of the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list. However, Jesse Watters’ professional life has not always been successful.
He has been involved in many controversies. He made questionable comments on several topics, including 9/11, Ivanka Trump, the QAnon conspiracy theory, Asian Americans and Anthony Fauci.
Net Worth and Salary
Watters is paid $2 million a year as a Fox News Channel correspondent. Apart from his media appearances, he also earns from the sales of his non-fiction book.
Additionally, Jesse owns a property on the beach in New Jersey and co-hosted The Five from there amid the COVID 19 outbreak. From all his sources of income, Jesse Watters gets an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Jesse has had two marriages in his life. The first was in 2009 with Noelle K. Inguagiato. Although they have twins together, the couple separated in 2018. Noelle filed for divorce after discovering her husband was having an affair.
Emma DiGiovine, the executive producer of Jesse, was involved in an extramarital affair with him. In 2019, Jesse decided to propose to DiGiovine and married her the same year. The two went on to have a baby boy in 2021.