Steve Doocy

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Steve Doocy
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Born Stephen James Doocy
(1956-10-19) October 19, 1956 (age 58)
Algona, Iowa, US
Occupation Co-host of Fox & Friends
(Fox News Channel) political commentator, author, journalist, television personality
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Kathy Gerrity Doocy
Children 3

Stephen James "Steve" Doocy (/ˈdʃi/; born October 19, 1956) is an American network-television personality on the Fox News Channel and a best-selling author.

Early life[edit]

Doocy was born in Algona, Iowa, and raised in Abilene, Kansas.[1] He attended Kansan grade schools in Russell, Salina and Industry. He 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, KS.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Doocy anchored the morning newscast on CBS-TV's flagship station, WCBS-TV, in New York City. Previously, he was the co-host of Wake Up America on NBC cable and host of the nationally syndicated program House Party with Steve Doocy, a remake of the 1960s Art Linkletter show, and the host of the syndicated kids' series Not Just News. For six years, Doocy was the Emmy Award-winning features reporter for WRC, in Washington, D.C., and the NBC Television Stations division. His early television posts included news reporter positions in Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, Kansas as well as Des Moines, Iowa. Doocy was the live Times Square reporter on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, on ABC-TV, for four ball drops.[1][3]

Doocy joined the Fox News Channel in 1996. In 2004, he helped launch Fox News Channel's New Year's Eve special, All American New Year, which is currently hosted by Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly. Doocy is best-known for being one of the regular hosts for the Fox News Channel's weekday morning wake-up show, along with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Brian Kilmeade.[3]

TV Commentary[edit]

In the hours after the 2015 Charleston church shooting, it was known that a hate crime had been committed but the nature of that bias had not been released by Charleston police. During a televised discussion with Bishop E.W.Jackson, the Bishop cautioned not to jump to conclusions regarding the bias, and it could be based on religion as well. Jackson said "We don’t know why he went into a church, but he didn’t choose a bar, he didn’t choose a basketball court, he chose a church.” Doocy added, "They called it a hate crime, and some look at it as, well, it’s because it was a white guy, apparently, in a black church. But you made a great point just a moment ago (referring to the Bishop's speculation) about the hostility toward Christians, and it was a church. So maybe that’s what they’re talking about. They haven’t explained it to us."[4] Rev. Jackson and Doocy were later proven correct when federal hate charges were filed indicating that Roof was motivated by religion as well as race.[5]

Literature[edit]

Doocy has written two New York Times bestsellers. The first is about marriage and family life entitled, The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook. The second is about fatherhood entitled, Tales from the Dad Side.[1] When asked why he wrote the book, he told The 700 Club on TV, "I wanted to write that book just to show that dads are out there we don't know exactly what we're doing. We're doing our best and we love our kids. There aren't so many books for guys. It's not like we get a lot of advice from our dads, 'Just hold him still; he’ll stop crying.' And, ad lib – what I learned early is that while guys like to have plans, you should plan to ad lib. There's a lot of ad libbing in the dad department."[6] Both books are published by William Morrow and Company, a division of HarperCollins.

Personal life[edit]

Doocy is married with three children, including fellow Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, they live in New Jersey.[7] Doocy is Roman Catholic and serves as a lector in his church.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fox News host Steve Doocy to be honored as Distinguished Kansan of the Year". Topeka Capital-Journal. 24 January 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sound Alternative". KU History. 15 October 1975. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bio". FOXNews.com. Retrieved September 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Fox’s Steve Doocy and Guest Wonder Whether Charleston Shooting Part of ‘War on Christians’". mediaite.com. June 18, 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Evan Perez, Catherine E. Shoichet (22 July 2015). "Dylann Roof faces hate crime charges in Charleston shooting". CNN. Retrieved 4 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Steve Doocy: A Fresh Look at Fatherhood". cbn.com. 
  7. ^ Spelling, Ian (10 August 2011). "Putting Down Roots: Fox & Friends co-anchor Steve Doocy is right at home in Bergen". Bergen. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Fox and Friends: "Timothy Cardinal Dolan on the meaning of Christmas" December 24, 2013 | Minute 3:30 of interview: "I'm Catholic. I'm a lector in our church"

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