Martha Bowes MacCallum is a journalist for Fox News. She has previously worked for the Wall Street Journal Television and NBC/CNBC. Her interviews with former President, Barack Obama, former First Lady, Laura Bush and many others have been featured on her program, Story with Martha MacCallum.
MacCallum joined Fox News in 2004 and has since assumed various roles and shows throughout her journey. She has also been the recipient of various awards of journalism. However, some of her opinions and statements during her shows have raised controversies among the people.
MacCallum was born in New York and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.
Martha MacCallum Net Worth is Estimated at $8 Million
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Martha MacCallum’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. Her current net worth has been generated through her career as a news anchor and an opinion host for Fox News.
MacCallum’s career did not begin with journalism. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in political science and studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre School. She then founded the Miranda Theatre Company before working as an associate with Dow Jones & Company.
It was in 1991 that MacCallum entered into the world of journalism.
Martha MacCallum’s Journey into Journalism
She had her first shot at journalism as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal Television. She served as a business news correspondent and as an anchor for The Wall Street Journal Report, World Market Outlook and Business USA from 1991-1996. In 1996, she moved to WBIS-TV (currently, WXPN-TV) as an anchor and a reporter.
The same year, MacCallum moved to CNBC as a reporter and an anchor. Before becoming the co-anchor with Ted David for Morning Call with Martha MacCallum and Ted David, she made contributions to various NBC and CNBC news programs.
Success at Fox News
Martha MacCallum moved to Fox News in 2004 and as stated by them, “MacCallum has played a role in every major political event since the 2004 presidential election”. She was the host of The Live Desk and America’s Newsroom from 2006-2010 and 2010-2017, respectively. She was assigned as the host of The First 100 Days in 2017 which was then renamed as The Story with Martha MacCallum.
In 1997 and in 2013, MacCallum received the ‘Gracie Award for Women in Journalism’. She also received the ‘Soldiersocks Commitment To Serve’ award in 2014. MacCallum has truly done justice to her career as a journalist and as a news anchor.
However, her controversial statements and opinions about the non-existence of the gender pay gap stating that
“Many women make exactly what they’re worth.”
This statement had been widely criticised by many viewers. Her usage of the term ‘Chinese Virus’ for COVID-19 during an interview with Joe Biden’s senior campaign advisor had also been faced with backlash.