Who is Sandra Smith?
Sandra Smith is a renowned journalist, host and reporter who works with the Fox News Channel as a reporter. She is popularly known for “Outnumbered”, a show she co-hosted alongside two other television personalities, and “America’s Newsroom” that she currently co-hosts with Bill Hemmer. Sandra is among the well-known television personalities who work for Fox.
Family and Parents
Sandra – nicknamed Sandy – hails from a big family, the youngest with four brothers and a sister. Although they are all spread across different states, the siblings have maintained a strong relationship with one another. Her parents have 14 grandchildren including Sandra’s own children. Sandra’s mother is from Oklahoma while her dad comes from Chicago, both from big families too, which might be why they also had six children. Her father worked on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a floor trader, and most of her relatives are employed in Chicago’s financial district.
Early Life and Education
Sandra Kaye Smith was born in Wheaton, Illinois on the 22nd September 1980. In 1988, she matriculated from the Wheaton Warrenville South School, where she earned five letters, two in track and three in cross country, and was the captain of the cross country team in her senior years. Apart from these achievements, she was also a state qualifier in the school’s association and earned the honor of “All-DuPage Valley Conference”.
Sandra enrolled into Illinois State University, but after a year moved to Louisiana State University in 2002, studying business with a speech minor and graduating in 2005. While there, Sandra continued on the track, including the winter indoor season mile and cross-country, then middle distance in the outdoor seasons, with a mile best time of 5:33:34. She says that her speed was nurtured by a childhood game known as “ring and run”. She only the second FBN presenter to have participated in an NCAA tournament team for Division 1 colleges – the first was Jenna Lee in softball.
Career and Professional Life
When it comes to Sandra’s career, she started out as a research associate working with Aegis Capital Group, although in her teens had delivered newspapers for some independent finance support. From there, she went ahead to join Hermitage Capital Management, working as a trader executing US options orders and equities, analyzed portfolios and writing commission reports.
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Sandra was employed by Terra Nova Institutional in the role of Director of Sales and Trading in Chicago, including handling hedge funds as well as investment management. She rose to fame in her next job as an on-air journalist with Bloomberg TV, which required her to cover the US derivative markets and equities.
In October 2007, Sandra started working for the Fox Business Network as a reporter, which catapulted her career to a higher level. After working there for two years, she got a slot to appear on “Imus in the Morning”, a show hosted by Don Imus. Her other appearances on the network were on the happy hour of Fox Business as well as appearing as a guest on the “Fox News Channel Red Eye”, hosted by Greg Gutfeld. Sandra began co-hosting the show “Outnumbered” on the same channel in April 2014, which continued to June 2018, alongside Megan McCain and Harris Faulkner. She left the job in June 2018 to co-host “America’s Newsroom” together with Bill Hemmer.
In 2016, Sandra Smith was a moderator for two presidential debates, a task she performed with Trish Regan, an historical first as an all-female team for such debates.
Personal Life, Marriage, and Husband
When it comes to her personal life, Sandra is a straight woman, having been married to John Connelly since 2010. They now have a daughter known as Cora Belle Connelly born in 2013, and a son Connelly Jr., born in 2015. Sandra is so proud of their children that she often shares their photos on her social media accounts. John Connelly is a business commentator, and the family lives in Lincoln Park Chicago.
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Salary, Assets, and Net Worth
Sandra has appeared in several Fox Business Network shows, now on a salary estimated by authoritative sources to be $300,000, adding to a net worth which stands at $2 million as of late 2018, which helps pay for exotic vacations on which she takes her pet dog, considered as part of her family and says that she want it to grow up together with her kids as its age is between her kid’s.
Body Features and Measurements
Sandra is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall, and has reputedly managed to maintain her weight at 132lbs (58kgs), with her vital statistics being 35-24-36 inches. Sandra has what is considered a banana-shaped body with a great pair of legs that she likes to show off in short skirts and one-piece dresses. She wears a size 6US dress, a size 34A bra, and her shoe size is 8US. Sandra’s hair color is light brown, and so are her eyes.