Howard Kurtz Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Fox News, Harassment, Salary

Howard Kurtz

Howard Kurtz Biography

Howard Kurtz is an American media personality and author serving as the host of Fox News’s Media Buzz program, based in Washington, D.C.

Howard Kurtz Age

He was born on August 1, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Howard Kurtz Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Howard Kurtz Nationality

Kurtz is an American national.

Howard Kurtz Education

Howard went to Sheepshead Bay High School and graduated in 1970. He later joined the State University at Buffalo where he attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and psychology in 1974. While in college, he worked on a student newspaper, the Spectrum and became its editor in his final year.

He received his Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Howard Kurtz Parents

Kurtz is the son of Leonard Kurtz and Marcia Kurtz. His father was in a business of selling clothing while his mother was a homemaker.

Years later his parents still live in the same apartment they lived in when Kurtz was born. They live in Batchelder Street in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay neighborhood.

Howard Kurtz Siblings

Kurtz has a younger sister, Barbara Kurtz.

Howard Kurtz Wife

Howard married Sheri Annis in May 2003. Annis is a media consultant and political commentator. She served as a campaign spokesperson for Republican California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has also worked on various conservative political initiatives, including California’s Proposition 227 and Proposition 209.

Annis is outgoing and athletic and her friends say she has reenergized Kurtz and even enticed him to show up at a few parties.

Previously, Kurtz married Mary Tallmer in 1979 and the marriage ended.

Howard Kurtz Kids

He has three kids, Judy Kurtz, Bonnie Kurtz and Abby Kurtz.

Bonnie, a student at McGill University, and Judy, is majoring in journalism at New York University and interning for WRC Channel 4.

Howard Kurtz Fox News

Howard serves as host of Fox News Channel’s “MediaBuzz” and he is based in Washington, D.C. He joined the network in July 2013 and debuted on “Special Report with Bret Baier” to discuss the media’s coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Previously he was the host of CNN’s weekly media criticism program, “Reliable Sources,” since 1998. He also served as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for The Daily Beast and Newsweek writing on the intersection of politics and media. Prior to that role, Kurtz spent 29 years at The Washington Post in various capacities. He became the media reporter for the paper in 1990 and wrote the weekly Media Notes column. Kurtz joined The Washington Post in 1981, after being hired by Bob Woodward, and went on to serve as a Justice Department and congressional reporter, New York bureau chief and deputy national editor before covering the media beat as a reporter, columnist and blogger.

He has received multiple awards for his work in media, including the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism in 2006.

Howard Kurtz Sexual Harassment

Kurtz and other Fox News hosts were reported by Cathy Areu to have committed sexual harassment. Cathy Areu is a reporter often invited on the Fox News network. She went ahead to also accuse Kurtz and Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell in her suit of conditioning professional developmental opportunities on sexual or romantic favors.

Fox News denied the allegations against its hosts in a statement:

“Based on the findings of a comprehensive independent investigation conducted by an outside law firm, including interviews with numerous eyewitnesses, we have determined that all of Cathy Areu’s claims against FOX News, including its management as well as its hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Howard Kurtz and its contributor Gianno Caldwell, are false, patently frivolous and utterly devoid of any merit.

Howard Kurtz Books

He is the author of the following books:

  1. Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press, and the War Over the Truth 2018
  2. Media Madness 2018
  3. Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War 2007
  4. The fortune tellers 2000
  5. Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda Machine 1998
  6. Hot Air: All Talk, All the Time 1996
  7. Media Circus: The Trouble with America’s Newspapers 1993
  8. Reinventing the Newspaper: Essays 1993

Howard Kurtz Salary

His salary is unknown.

Howard Kurtz Net Worth

Kurtz’s net worth is ranging between $1 million to $5 million.

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