Martha MacCallum

Martha Bowes MacCallum, Fox News news anchor, She is the host of the Manhattan-based program The Story with Martha MacCallum. In 2004, MacCallum joined the network. The interviews on her broadcasts have included President Barack Obama, General David Petraeus, Arizona Senator, and 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and First Lady Laura Bush, among others.

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Martha MacCallum was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She was born on January 31, 1964, to Elizabeth B. and Douglas C. MacCallum, Jr. She graduated from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey's Ramapo High School, and received her bachelor's degree in Political Science from St. Lawrence University in the North Country of New York State, and went to the Circle in the Square Theatre School for studies on Broadway before forming the Miranda Theater Company in New York. MacCallum then worked at Dow Jones & Company as an associate in corporate relations.


She worked as a business news correspondent and anchor for The Wall Street Journal Report, World Market Outlook, and Business USA at Wall Street Journal Television from 1991 to 1996. She became an anchor and reporter for WBIS-TV, short-lived sports and business channel in New York, in 1996.

Following that, MacCallum worked for NBC/CNBC as a reporter/anchor. Prior to being assigned to co-anchor CNBC's Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David, she frequently contributed to The News with Brian Williams, Today, NBC affiliate news programs, and CNBC World. She also appeared on Checkpoint, a late-night program focused on homeland security and the War on Terror. For Business Center, a former CNBC broadcast, MacCallum created the series "Inside the Business."

In 2004, MacCallum joined Fox News Channel. From 2006 to 2010, she presented The Live Desk, and from 2010 to 2017, and she hosted America's Newsroom. On Fox News Channel, MacCallum hosted a new show called The First 100 Days, which premiered on January 9, 2017. After Megyn Kelly's departure, it was developed as a replacement for Tucker Carlson Tonight, which relocated to the time slot initially occupied by The Kelly File. The show was renamed The Story with Martha MacCallum on April 28, 2017. By the end of 2020, upstart Newsmax had soared in the ratings, while MacCallum and Fox had plummeted. When her show "The Story" was relocated from the prime 7 p.m. ET to the 3 p.m. ET time slot on January 11, she was demoted.

In 2020, MacCallum and Bret Baier will host a town hall with President Donald Trump.

"This is a big triumph for these demonstrators," she declared after a mob of Trump supporters rushed the Capitol. They've entirely destabilized the system!" She later described the incidents as "unsettling" and stressed that "control must be maintained" during coverage of the insurgency. She compared the storming of the US Capitol to a peaceful protest outside Josh Hawley's home a few days before; The New York Times called it "bizarre" to compare "swarms of Trump supporters breaking into the seat of democracy, an event that made international news, to a small-scale incident at the home of a Republican official."

MacCallum has won the Gracie Award for Women in Journalism on two occasions and the Soldiersocks Commitment To Serve award.

Some have also chastised her for referring to COVID-19 as the "China Virus." She did point out that all viruses are named for the area of their origin.

Career Highlights

MacCallum covered numerous key events while at Fox News Channel, including the royal baby's birth in London, the presidential elections of 2004, 2008, and 2012, and the royal wedding. She co-anchored coverage of Pope Francis' visit to the United States and covered Pope John Paul II's funeral. Martha has also covered crises on a national scale, such as Hurricane Katrina. Martha MacCallum has interviewed several high-profile figures, including President Barack Obama and David Axelrod, President Obama's former strategist. She has also performed interviews with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, General David Petreaus, John McCain, Laura Bush, and a slew of others who have appeared on MacCallum's Fox television programs.

Personal Life

Martha MacCallum married Dan Gregory at St. Elizabeth Church in Manhattan on August 22, 1992. The couple has three children and is currently residing in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Quick Facts
Marital Status: Married
Profession: Journalism
Husband: Daniel John Gregory
Salary: $700 annually with net worth of $8 Million
Children: one daughter and two sons
Date of Birth: January 31, 1964
Nationality: American
Employer: Fox channel
Birth Date: 31 Jan, 1964
Age: 56 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Wyckoff
Education: St. Lawrence University
Gender: Female
Description: News anchor
Twitter Id: Marthamaccallum
Net Worth 2021: 8 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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