Jesse Watters

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Jesse Watters
Born (1978-07-09) July 9, 1978 (age 38)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Trinity College (B.A.)
Occupation Interviewer for Fox News
Years active 2002 to present
Net worth US$ 1 million[1]
Spouse(s) Noelle Inguagiato Watters (m. ?)
Parent(s) Stephen Watters

Jesse Watters (born July 9, 1978)[2] is an interviewer at Fox News. He frequently appears on the O'Reilly Factor and is known for his on-the-street interviews, featured in his segment of the show, "Watters' World".

Early life[edit]

Watters was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, growing up in the Germantown and later East Falls neighborhoods.[3] He attended the school William Penn Charter School through junior year, then moved with his family to Long Island in New York.[3] In 2001, he graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.[4]


On June 11, 2014, Watters debuted on the Fox News show, Outnumbered. He occasionally appears as a guest co-host.

On November 20, 2015, Watters debuted his own monthly Fox News program, "Watters' World".[5] Although some have characterized Watters as an "ambush journalist",[6][7][8] Watters has said, "I try to make it enjoyable for the person I'm interviewing. We always come away from the interview all smiles, for the most part. And it's always fun to come back and look at the footage and say, 'Oh my gosh, what just happened?'"[3]

Personal life[edit]

As of at least 2009, Watters is married to Noelle Inguagiato Watters and the couple have twin daughters, Sophie and Ellie (b. 2011).[2]


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  2. ^ a b Cook, John (April 24, 2009). "Ambushing Bill O'Reilly's Ambusher". Archived from the original on March 26, 2016. Retrieved June 6, 2016. Watters was born in July 1978. 
  3. ^ a b c Gray, Ellen (December 19, 2015). "Fox News guy is our true-blue homey". Philadelphia Daily News. Archived from the original on June 6, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Jesse Watters ’01 Shares Stories and Advice from a Career in Television". Trinity College. May 4, 2015. Archived from the original on June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  5. ^ Joyella, Mark (November 11, 2015). "Fox News to Debut Series of ‘Watters World’ Specials". Adweek. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bond, Paul (October 25, 2010). "Ambush-Journalist Confronts NPR CEO About Firing of Juan Williams". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on November 14, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Jesse Watters Ambushes Mayor Who's Suing Residents Over Their Christmas Lights". Fox News. December 19, 2015. Archived from the original on January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ Stelter, Brian (April 16, 2009). "Gotcha TV: Crews Stalk Bill O’Reilly’s Targets". The New York Times. Archived from the original on June 6, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 

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