Pete Hegseth Biography and Wiki
Pete Hegseth is a well-known American Fox News Channel contributor and he is the co-host of the ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ as well as a frequent guest co-host of the program’s weekday edition. He has frequently attacked the media, Democrats, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Pete Hegseth Age
Pete is 41 years old as of 2022, he was born on June 6, 1980, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pete Hegseth Birthday
He celebrates his birthday on June 6th every year.
Pete Hegseth Height and Weight
Pete stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 1 inch with a moderate weight.
Pete Hegseth Parents and Education
Pete Hegseth was born and brought up as Peter Brian Hegseth in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, to Penelope and Brian Hegseth. He studied at Forest Lake Area High School and later earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University. After this, he received a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Pete Hegseth Wife
Mr. Hegseth is currently married to his wife Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet with whom he shares a lovely daughter called Gwen. He was first married in 2004 to Meredith Schwarz. Their marriage lasted for 5 years before they parted ways in 2009.
They had no children in the course of their marriage. He married his second wife, Samantha in 2010. Initially, the couple seemed to have been enjoying a blissful relationship and was even blessed with three sons in the course of their 7 years of marriage.
In August 2017, Hegseth had a fourth child Gwen, a daughter from his affair with Fox Executive Producer Jennifer Cunningham Rauchet. Hegseth and Samantha divorced later that year. It was not until June 2019 that he proposed to Jennifer Cunningham with an engagement ring the two have been happily engaged.
Pete Hegseth Children
From all his marriages Pete has been blessed with four children. He married his second wife, Samantha in 2010. Initially, the couple seemed to have been enjoying a blissful relationship and was even blessed with three sons in the course of their 7 years of marriage, Boone, Gunner, and Rex. He later got his fourth child Gwen (Daughter) from his affair with Fox executive producer, Jennifer Rauchet.
Pete Hegseth FOX 5 Wikipedia
In 2003, Pete Hegseth was commissioned into the U.S. Army National Guard as an infantry officer. The following year, he served as a guard at Guantánamo Bay. Shortly after returning from Cuba, he served as an infantry platoon leader and civil-military operations officer in Baghdad and Samarra respectively.
After his return from Iraq, Hegseth worked at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Then from 2007 to 2010, he worked as an executive director at Vets For Freedom. During this time, he served as a military analyst for Fox News Channel as well.
Hegseth is also a contributor to National Review Online and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has written several editorials for ‘The Washington Post,’ ‘The Washington Times,’ ‘The Wall Street Journal and ‘New York Post.’
In 2012, he lost the Republican Party endorsement for the Senate election in Minnesota to Kurt Bills. In 2017, he interviewed President Donald Trump and received criticism for allowing the latter to make fake statements without challenging him. During the 2016 Republican primaries, he initially backed Marco Rubio, then Ted Cruz, and ultimately Donald Trump.
Hegseth has since then emerged as a strong Trump supporter. As a Fox News personality, he has frequently attacked the media, Democrats, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In September 2017, Hegseth interviewed President Donald Trump. Hegseth received criticism for allowing Trump to make false claims without challenging him. For instance, Trump falsely asserted on at least six instances in the interview that the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed because of a “hospitalized senator”, yet Hegseth never pressed him on it.
According to an opinion column in the Washington Post, Pete’s “interview was notable for one reason: A viewer who got most of his news from Fox heard only scant details about the contents of Cassidy-Graham. As with the previous attempts to partially repeal the ACA, the bill was covered less for its substance than as a question of whether Republicans could deliver a “win” on a key issue.”
Philip Bump of the Washington Post provided a list of all notable claims that Trump made during the interview that warranted follow-up questions that Hegseth never asked. Hegseth has been speculatively mentioned as a hypothetical replacement for VA Secretary David Shulkin.
In May 2018, Hegseth mocked The New York Times for ostensibly not covering a story about the capture of five ISIS leaders, referring to the paper as the “failing New York Times”. However, it was The New York Times that broke the story in question.
Pete Hegseth Salary
Pete receives an annual salary of $102,000 from his successful career.
Pete Hegseth Net Worth
Hegseth has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2022.
Pete Hegseth Hands and Germs
Pete bragged on the television Sunday that he has not washed his hands in a whole decade and also added the fact that he rarely gets sick to his poor hygiene.
Pete Hegseth Tattoos
Pete stated that his tattoos reflected his love for faith, country, and service for his country when he was in the military. One of his tattoos depicts the coat of arms of the 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, The army division in which he served. The other tattoo States “We The People”.
Pete Hegseth Axe
Being a popular media personality comes along with some setbacks, and public scrutiny happens to be one of them. On 14th June 2015, Pete Hegseth was faced with a minor controversy when he threw an axe and injured drummer SFC Jeff Prosperie of the West Point Hellcats.
It was during Fox & Friends a live broadcast he was Co-hosting and was reportedly supposed to throw a lumberjack axe at a wooden target. Instead, the axe hit the drummer across his right elbow. It was a minor incident and Fox assured the public that there would be no further axe-throwing while the service members were performing behind the target.