Steve Doocy
Doocy in 2019
Born
Stephen James Doocy

(1956-10-19) October 19, 1956 (age 64)
Alma materUniversity of Kansas (BS)
OccupationAuthor, television personality
Spouse(s)Kathy Gerrity Doocy
Children3, including Peter Doocy

Stephen James Doocy (/ˈdsi/; born October 19, 1956) is a conservative American television host, political commentator, and author. He is most known for his current work as an anchor of Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel.[1]

Early life and education

Doocy was born in Algona, Iowa, the son of JoAnne (née Sharp) and James Edward Doocy, who worked in sales and construction. His paternal grandfather was of Irish descent and his maternal grandmother was of Swedish descent.[2][3] He was raised in Abilene, Kansas, and attended Kansas grade schools in Russell, Salina, and Industry.[4] Doocy went to junior high in Wakefield and high school in Clay Center, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, with a BS in Journalism. He was the first on-air DJ for KJHK radio, the student-operated radio station at 90.7 FM in Lawrence.[4][5][6]

Career

Doocy started his television career with reporter jobs at TV stations in Topeka, Des Moines, Wichita, and Kansas City.[7]

His first major market assignment was as a features reporter for WRC, in Washington, D.C. In 1990, he was named the host of NBC’s nationally syndicated program House Party with Steve Doocy,[8][circular reference] a remake of the 1960s Art Linkletter show, which was followed by the syndicated kids' series Not Just News’’.[9]

In 1994, he got his first morning show job, as the co-host of Wake Up America on NBC’s America’s Talking channel.[10] Doocy then anchored the morning newscast on CBS-TV's flagship station, WCBS-TV, in 1996 in New York City.[11]

He was the live Times Square reporter on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC-TV for four ball drops.[4][6]

Doocy joined the Fox News Channel in 1996, and began co-hosting the network's morning show Fox & Friends in 1998.

In 2004, he helped launch Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve special, All American New Year, whose hosts have included Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly.[6]

The Fox & Friends program gained prominence after the presidential election of Donald Trump, who had been a regular on-air contributor to the program for a number of years before the campaign. Once elected, Trump called it "the most honest morning show."[12] During his first year as president, Trump continued to watch and often quoted the program on Twitter.[13] This prompted the New York Times to call Fox & Friends "the most powerful TV show in America."[14]

In 2019, it was revealed that President Donald Trump ranked the loyalty of many reporters, on a scale of 1 to 10. Steve Doocy received a "12 out of 10." [15]

On September 15, 2020, Doocy made news when he challenged President Trump's announcement of a series of weekly appearances on Fox and Friends. Doocy responded:"You may want to do it every week, but Fox is not committed to that. We're going to take it on a case by case basis."[16] Doocy extended an invitation for Joe Biden to appear on the program, offering him equal airtime to Trump.[17]

Doocy has earned TV reporting and writing awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists (formerly known as Sigma Delta Chi),[18] and 11 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, [19][20]

Published works

In 2020, Mr. Doocy and his wife Kathy, published the Happy in a Hurry Cookbook, which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller List[21] and became one of America’s top cookbooks of that pandemic year.[22] It was a sequel to their successful 2018 Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile’'.[23]

The Doocys also authored The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook and Tales from the Dad Side.[24]

All four books were published by William Morrow and Company, a division of HarperCollins and all were New York Times bestsellers.

Personal life

Doocy is married and has three adult children, including Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy.[25] He lives in Wyckoff, New Jersey. [26]

He is Roman Catholic and serves as a lector in his church.[27]

Doocy was named Distinguished Kansan of the Year by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas in 2014.[28]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Steve Doocy".
  2. ^ Doocy, Steve. "Tales from the Dad Side" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  3. ^ "James E. Doocy - Obituary - Danner Funeral Home". Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "Fox News host Steve Doocy to be honored as Distinguished Kansan of the Year". Topeka Capital-Journal. January 24, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sound Alternative". KU History. October 15, 1975. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Bio". FOXNews.com. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  7. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/steve-doocy/17797
  8. ^ ((cite web|url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Party_(radio_and_TV_show)
  9. ^ ((cite web|url=https://nationalspeakers.com/steve-doocy/bio
  10. ^ ((cite web|url=https://variety.com/list_item/americas-talking-short-lived-networks-quibi/
  11. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/steve-doocy/17797
  12. ^ staff, CNNMoney. "Transcript: President Trump's exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta".
  13. ^ "Trump praises 'Fox & Friends,' renews old feuds in early morning tweets".
  14. ^ Savransky, Rebecca (July 27, 2017). "Trump quotes New York Times: 'Fox & Friends' is 'most powerful TV show in America'".
  15. ^ Mayer, Jane (March 4, 2019). "The Making of the Fox News White House". The New Yorker. Retrieved June 7, 2019.
  16. ^ "Trump says he'll be on Fox & Friends every week — but host Steve Doocy doesn't agree to have him". theweek.com. September 15, 2020. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  17. ^ Balluck, Kyle (September 15, 2020). "Fox News host says network 'not committed' to weekly segment after Trump mentions it". TheHill. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  18. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.harpercollins.ca/author/cr-190028/steven-doocy/
  19. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1988/06/20/wrc-takes-22-local-emmys/643c7df4-0c9a-49ab-853e-38cb905202dc/
  20. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/steve-doocy/17797
  21. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/2020/10/18/advice-how-to-and-miscellaneous/
  22. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/02/dining/best-cookbooks-2020-pandemic.html
  23. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/2018/10/21/advice-how-to-and-miscellaneous/
  24. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4264780-tales-from-the-dad-side?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=PwjU8PKsKw&rank=2
  25. ^ ((cite web|url=https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-03-04/fox-news-white-house-correspondent-peter-doocy-biden
  26. ^ ((cite web|url=https://projects.nj.com/features/stars/
  27. ^ ((cite web|url= https://archive.org/details/FOXNEWSW_20131225_070000_A_FOX__Friends_Christmas
  28. ^ ((cite web|url=https://kualumni.org/tag/steve-doocy/