Biography of Peter Doocy, Fox News W.H. Correspondent (2024)

Peter Doocy Biography

Peter Doocy is a Fox News White House Correspondent where he covers the President of the United States’ domestic and international activities as well as the issues impacting the administration. He is known for his combative approach to White House questioning often pressing White House press secretary and the president himself.

In January 2022, President Joe Biden referred to him as ‘ a stupid son of a bitch’ after he asked a question about inflation. It seems like the President didn’t know the mic was still on, but the moment was also caught on camera. He later said that the President called him personally and apologized.

The then White House press secretary Jen Psaki, in a different briefing suggested that Peter’s questions are the ones that make him come off as a “stupid son of a bitch” adding that it is Fox News that provides him with the said questions.

How Old is Peter Doocy and Early Life

Peter is 36 years old, he was born on July 21, 1987 in Washington, D.C. He grew up in Southern California and starred in a TV commercial for the Chatty Cathy doll before becoming a model and a sports reporter. Peter often visited Fox studio in New York alongside his sisters Mary and Sally to visit their father. When he was 7 years old, together with his sister Mary they did a story with their dad for “take your child to work day.”

How Tall is Peter Doocy?

Peter stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches tall.

Peter Doocy Parents

Peter is the first child of Steve Doocy and Kathy Gerrity. Steve is also a Fox journalist who has been part of the network’s flagship “Fox & Friends” since it started in 1998. At the time Peter was 9 years old. Kathy and Steve met while they were both working at WRC-TV in Washington D.C. Kathy is a former model and journalist. She worked in the sports department for the Washington Post. She also has her own show on ESPN. The couple got married on June 30, 1986. Steve has even written a book about their marriage ‘The Mr. And Mrs. Happy Handbook’.

Peter Doocy Wife

Peter married his fellow Fox News journalist Hillary Vaughn in April 2021 in South Carolina. Hillary is a Fox Business Network Correspondent. His father, Steve, was his best man and even delivered a poem he’d composed for the occasion — poetry is a Doocy family tradition.

Steve later said in a interview that the family writes poems as it takes effort compared to buying a card.

“We have this tradition where if it’s a big birthday or something like that, rather than buy a card, you have to write a poem. Because it takes some effort rather than going down to the grocery store and buying a $3 card. “What I wrote — it was kind of a roast. Peter, is it OK if I read the last three lines?”

The poem ended with the line “Hillary, we know Peter simply adores you, that’s no baloney and Hillary, welcome to the family of America’s favorite one-horse pony.”

The last part “one-horse pony” was a reference when Biden was complaining about Peter’s questioning and he called him “one-horse pony” instead of a one-trick pony.

Peter Doocy Baby

Peter and his wife Hillary welcomed their first child, a daughter, Bridget Blake Doocy on February 1, 2023.

Peter Doocy Wife Illness

Peter’s wife Hillary Vaughn has no illness. There were speculations that she has cancer but it was actually Peter’s mom, Kathy Gerrity, who is married to Steve Doocy (Peter’s father), who is also a journalist at FOX News. She was diagnosed with a very rare and deadly ocular melanoma but it was treated and is now cancer-free.

Peter Doocy FOX News

Doocy is a White House Correspondent for Fox News alongside Jacqui Heinrich. He joined the network in 2009 as a general assignment reporter based in the New York bureau. Peter wanted to do Law but he was diverted to career in media in an ironic way. At the time he was 20 years old and a student, MSNBC had sponsored a forum “Hardball College Tour,” which brought candidates to interact with students. The event happened three days after Hillary Clinton was photographed drinking a shot of whisky at an Indiana bar.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews had interviewed John McCain and it was during questions from audience that Peter asked McCain whether he thought Clinton had “finally resorted to hitting the sauce just because of some unfavorable polling.” He then went ahead and asked whether McCain would care to join him for a shot after the interview. His father, Steve even interviewed him on “Fox & Friends” about the humorous exchange.

In 2009, after graduating college, Fox News offered him a role as a general reporter. He had stints in New York and Chicago before relocating to Washington in 2010 where he covered Capitol Hill. During his tenure he has covered the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing. He was also the first reporter to interview Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. At the time, it was the s the most-watched special in Fox’s history.

Peter was named a White House correspondent in January 2021. In this role he made headlines due to his hard hitting questions to the president and the White House press secretary.

Peter has acknowledged that his hiring might have come about as his father worked in the channel but also adds that his performance has kept him there and not favoritism.

Where is Peter Doocy From Fox News

Many people have been wondering what happened to Peter Doocy as he is absent from FOX News since early July 2023. Many have speculated that he was on vacation, others on paternity leave as he welcomed his first child in 2023 and others think he has left Fox News. We can confirm that Peter is on paternity leave as his wife said in an interview that he had taken time off to spend time with their newborn daughter.

We can also confirm that he has not been fired from FOX News as there is no formal report released. This is not the first time Peter has taken time off screen as in 2019 he was absent due to a medical emergency and in 2021 he went on a family vacation.

Peter Doocy Political Affiliation

Peter said he hasn’t been registered with a political party since he began at Fox but while in college, he was a registered Democrat.

What is Peter Doocy Net worth

Peter has an estimated net worth of $3 million. As a White House correspondent, Peter earns an annual base salary of around $100,000.

Biography of Peter Doocy, Fox News W.H. Correspondent (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Duane Harber

Last Updated:

Views: 5871

Rating: 4 / 5 (51 voted)

Reviews: 82% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Duane Harber

Birthday: 1999-10-17

Address: Apt. 404 9899 Magnolia Roads, Port Royceville, ID 78186

Phone: +186911129794335

Job: Human Hospitality Planner

Hobby: Listening to music, Orienteering, Knapping, Dance, Mountain biking, Fishing, Pottery

Introduction: My name is Duane Harber, I am a modern, clever, handsome, fair, agreeable, inexpensive, beautiful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.