Who is Jesse Watters?
Jesse Watters has come to prominence through his show “Watters’ World” (2015-2019), which firstly was a short segment in the popular show “O’Reilly Factor” from 2005 to 2017. He has also co-hosted the show “The Five”, among other contributions to the Fox News Channel.
So, do you want to find out more about Jesse Watters, from his childhood to most recent career endeavors and his personal life? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we bring you closer to one of the most prominent journalists and television host.
Jesse Watters Bio: Age, Early Life, and Education
Jesse Watters was born on the 9th July 1978, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA, the son of Stephen and Anne Watters, and he spent his childhood in the Germantown and East Falls neighborhood, where he initially went to William Penn Charter School. However, after his junior year, the family moved to Long Island, New York. Following matriculation, Jesse enrolled at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, from which he obtained a BA degree in History.
Following the end of his studies, Jesse’s search for the job resulted in being hired as a production assistant at Fox News. Just a year later, Jesse was promoted to the production staff of “The O’Reilly Factor”, and after another year Jesse pitched his idea for “Watters’ World” to the Fox News producers. He made his on-screen debut on the 11th June 2014 when he appeared in the show “Outnumbered”, and slowly built his on-screen career, appearing in “The O’Reilly Factor”, with his own “Watters’ World”.
“Watters’ World” and Rise to Prominence
He would stroll through the streets, mconducting interviews with people on various topics, with the media rendering him as an ambush journalist. Nevertheless, “Watters’ World” became more popular, and so after years of amusing questionnaires and interviews, Jesse received his own show, which premiered on the 11th March 2015. Since then, he has hosted over 120 episodes of the highly-acclaimed show, and in addition has also served as co-host and guest host for several other shows on Fox News. In 2013 he guest-hosted the show “The Five”, then in 2017 was made the co-host of this popular show, while he also served as the co-host of the show “Fox and Friends”, all of which contributed to increasing his popularity and net worth.
Jesse Watters Net Worth
Jesse had that luck to join Fox soon after he started his career, and since then has been a part of the ever-growing network, contributing to a number of shows, and starring of his own show. So, have you ever wondered how rich Jesse Watters is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Watters’ net worth is as high as $1 million, while his annual income is around $300,000, so undoubtedly his wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assumingly he successfully continues his career.
Jesse Watters’ Controversies
During his career, Jesse has had made several comments that drew controversy; one was his behavior towards Chinese Americans during one of his many interviews. Jesse asked them if they knew karate, and if he should have made a bow when they met, while also the song “Kung Fu Fighting” was playing in the background, with other racist connotations such as Jesse playing with the nunchucks in the video made for the show “Watters’ World”. His behavior was rendered as vile and racist, but Jesse never apologized for his actions, only stating “My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek, and I regret if anyone found offense. … As a political humorist, the Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World segments are”. Furthermore, Jesse allegedly made lewd comments about Ivanka Trump during his on-air time on “The Five”- he commented on a panel about female entrepreneurship, stating “So I don’t really get what’s going on here, but I really liked how she was speaking into that microphone”, followed by a video in which Jesse was simulating oral sex with a hand gesture. The video became viral on social media, forcing Jesse into an unplanned ‘holiday’.
Jesse Watters Personal Life, Marriage, Children
Jesse married Noelle in 2009 and since then the couple have welcomed twin girls, but have also separated. The reason for separation is Jesse’s affair with Emma DiGiovine, who is a producer on his show. The network became aware of their affair, and Emma was transferred to another show, but this didn’t put a stop to their romantic relationship, so, undoubtedly, Jesse is heading for a divorce.
Jesse’s Wife, Noelle Watters
Jesse’s soon to be ex-wife, Noelle is a star on her own. Born Noelle Inguagiato on the 5th May 1976 in the USA, she is a host and fashion stylist who also works for Fox News, and hosted her own show “iMag Style”. She started showing an interest in fashion at an early age, and as she got older only honed her skills. She graduated from Fairfield University in 1998.
Noelle’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of early 2019.
Jesse Watters Internet Fame
Over the years, Jesse has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook, though he is also no stranger on Instagram. His official Twitter account has over 800,000 followers, on which he has shared his most recent career endeavors, such as his appearance in the show “The Story with Martha MacCallum”, among many other posts. Jesse is also quite popular on Facebook, on which he has more than 700,000 fans, while on Instagram, Jesse is followed by more than 260,000 people.