Peter Doocy
Doocy in 2015
Peter James Doocy

(1987-07-21) July 21, 1987 (age 36)
EducationVillanova University (BA)
OccupationWhite House Correspondent
EmployerFox News
Hillary Vaughn
(m. 2021)
RelativesSteve Doocy (father)

Peter James Doocy (born July 21, 1987)[1] is an American journalist and a White House correspondent for Fox News.

Early life and education

Doocy is the eldest child of Steve Doocy and Kathy Gerrity.[2] His father is a co-host of the morning show Fox & Friends.[2]

He graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2009.[3] While in college, he contributed to Fox News as a reporter.[4]


Doocy was hired by Fox News in 2009 after graduating from college; he spent time in New York and Chicago before relocating to Washington, D.C., in 2010.[2][5]

In 2014, Doocy obtained an exclusive TV interview with former Navy SEAL Robert J. O'Neill, who claims to have fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden.[2] That special reportedly had the highest ratings of any documentary in Fox News history.[6]

In October 2017, Doocy asked Senator John McCain (R-AZ), "Has your relationship with the president frayed to the point that you're not going to support anything that he comes to you and asks for?" McCain responded, "Why would you say something that stupid? Why would you ask something that dumb, huh? ... That's a dumb question."[7][8]

He was a campaign reporter in the 2018 midterm elections.[2]

White House correspondent

Doocy reported on the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries and the presidential campaign of the party's nominee, Joe Biden. In January 2021, Fox News named Doocy as a White House correspondent to cover the incoming Biden administration.[9] He quickly established a reputation for clashing with the president and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.[10] Several Doocy–Psaki exchanges became Internet memes.[11]

After covering a White House East Room meeting focused on economic competitiveness and inflation, a departing Doocy called out to Biden: "Do you think inflation is a political liability in the midterms?" Lowering his voice, and turning slightly away from the hot mic beneath him; as ABC reported, "Biden responded with sarcasm, 'It's a great asset — more inflation.' Then he shook his head and added, 'What a stupid son of a bitch.'"[12] Some sources have speculated about whether or not Biden intended to have his comments picked up by the microphone.[13] Biden called Doocy within an hour to clear the air.[14] According to Doocy, Biden said, "It's nothing personal, pal."[15]

Personal life

In April 2021, Doocy married Hillary Vaughn, a Fox Business correspondent.[16]


  1. ^ Peter Doocy at IMDb
  2. ^ a b c d e Cadelago, Christopher (May 7, 2021). "Is Fox's Peter Doocy Just Asking Questions — Or Trolling the White House?". Politico. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  3. ^ Cox, Emily (April 30, 2019). "Villanova Alum and Fox News Correspondent Peter Doocy Shines Light on 2020 Election for Students". Villanovan. Archived from the original on July 22, 2021.
  4. ^ Guthrie, Marisa (May 11, 2008). "Fox News Seeks College Knowledge". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  5. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (March 4, 2021). "Fox News' scrappy White House correspondent grills Biden, who plays along". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  6. ^ O'Connell, Mikey (November 12, 2014). "TV Ratings: Fox News' Sit-down With Bin Laden Shooter Hits Time Slot High, Sets Records". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  7. ^ "John McCain eviscerates Fox News reporter: 'Why would you ask something that dumb?'". The Independent. October 19, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2022.
  8. ^ "McCain rips Fox reporter's question: 'Why would you ask something that dumb?'" – via
  9. ^ Weprin, Alex (January 13, 2021). "Peter Doocy Named Fox News White House Correspondent". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  10. ^ Marcus, Josh; Sheets, Megan (January 24, 2022). "All the times Fox News' Peter Doocy has clashed with the White House". The Independent. Archived from the original on May 25, 2022.
  11. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (September 17, 2021). "Bully Pulpit No More: Jen Psaki's Turn at the Lectern". The New York Times. Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  12. ^ Boak, Josh (January 25, 2022). "Biden caught on hot mic swearing at Fox News reporter". ABC News. ABC News. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  13. ^ Mastrangelo, Dominick; Gangitano, Alex (January 28, 2022). "Biden 'hot mic' with Fox's Doocy fuels speculation". The Hill. Retrieved February 4, 2022.
  14. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (January 24, 2022). "Caught on a Hot Mic: Biden Uses a Vulgarity to Insult a Fox News Reporter". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2022.
  15. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M. (January 29, 2022). "Joe Biden and Peter Doocy Is the Rivalry Everyone Can Love". The New York Times. Retrieved February 3, 2022.
  16. ^ "Fox News' Peter Doocy marries FOX Business' Hillary Vaughn". Fox News. April 26, 2021. Retrieved January 25, 2022.