Heather Star Childers is a television news anchor in the United States. She was a former Fox News Channel anchor for the first hour of Fox & Friends First, where she worked from 2010 to 2020. She is currently a co-anchor on Newsmax TV's American Agenda.
Childers was born in Hartsville, South Carolina, but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her high school graduation from Myers Park High School was presented to her in 1987. After attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Childers went on to get her bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At the age of 16, Childers was engaged in a car accident while driving her Chevrolet Corvair, which was totaled. She mislaid control of her vehicle and rammed it into a tree on Queens Road West. Consequently, she had to have a number of reconstructive face and mouth surgeries as a result of the accident.
Childers began her professional career in the early 1990s as a producer and reporter at WCNC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina. She worked as a television news reporter in Albany, Georgia, before moving to WLOS, the ABC affiliate in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2002, she began working as an anchor for News 14 Carolina.
The Fox News Channel hired Childers as a reporter in November 2010, and she was later promoted to anchor for America's News Headquarters in August of that year.
The following year, she started working for Fox as an early-morning host; beginning in 2017, she hosted the inaugural episode of Fox & Friends First, which broadcasted from 4 to 5 a.m.
A link to a story from a fringe website supporting "birther" conspiracy theories was posted on Childers' Twitter account in April 2012, saying that the Barack Obama campaign had threatened Chelsea Clinton's life if she disclosed "Obama's birth certificate or lack thereof." In response to criticism of the tweet, Childers indicated that she was "asking for input." Like other Fox News anchors, Fox News anchor Childers has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change, stating on live television in 2016 that "the science is still in doubt."
During the COVID-19 epidemic, Childers was dismissed from Fox News in March 2020 after reporting to work and appearing on-air despite suffering from the illness. In July 2020, the network announced that her contract would be canceled due to her lack of appearances on the network for several months. Childers had tested negative for COVID-19 and had requested to be reinstated to her position via Twitter on a number of occasions. Earlier this year, she announced on Twitter that she would be co-anchoring American Agenda on Newsmax TV with Bob Sellers starting in November 2020.
According to the most recent data, Childers is estimated to have a net worth of $4 million. This includes her personal belongings, financial resources, and earnings. Currently, her primary source of income comes from her work as a television host and anchor. Heather has earned a substantial amount of fortune from her multiple sources of income, yet she prefers to maintain a modest way of living.
|Birth Date:||7 Jan, 1969|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|residence:||New York City|
|Description:||American television news reporter|