Who is Joe Scarborough?
Over the years, Joe has showcased his political skills, not only through his direct engagement in politics, but also through TV shows he has hosted on MSNBC, “Scarborough Country” and “Morning Joe”.
Born Charles Joseph Scarborough on the 9th April 1963, in Atlanta, Georgia USA, he is a politician, TV and radio host. Politically he was a Republican until 2017, but is now non-partisan.
So, do you want to find out more about Joe, from his childhood to most recent career endeavors, and his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we are about to bring you closer to one of the most renowned TV and radio hosts.
Is Joe Scarborough from MSNBC engaged to Mika Brzezinski?
Well, Joe was engaged to Mika Brzezinski, from early 2017 until 24th November 2018, when the two held a wedding ceremony, held in Washington D.C., and officiated by US Representative Elijah Cummings. Mika is his third wife, as he already has two marriages behind him, but we will talk about those later.
Joe Scarborough Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
One of three children born to George Francis Scarborough and his wife Mary Joanna, he went to Pensacola Catholic High School, Florida. After matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Alabama, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985, then furthering his studies at the University of Florida College of Law, from which he received a Juris Doctorate in 1990.
An Accomplished Lawyer
Before he moved into television and radio, Joe was a successful lawyer; he was admitted to the Florida bar in 1991, starting his career; one of his most renowned cases was the murder of David Gunn, in which he represented his killer, Michael F. Griffin. However, Joe didn’t stay long on the case, resigning but helping Michael in finding his next counsel. He would continue his career by becoming the environmental lawyer for the Levin Papantonio Law Firm, and joining Beggs and Lane, which is the oldest firm in Florida.
It was in 1993 that Joe entered politics; he was behind the petition drive which opposed a 65% increase in the City of Pensacola’s property taxes. The following year he was the Republican Party candidate for Florida’s 1st congressional district – the Democratic incumbent Earl Dewitt Hutto retired – and Joe outvoted the Democratic candidate Vince “Vinnie” Whibbs Jr., with over 60% of the votes. He held the tenure until 2001, subsequently winning two more elections with 99.5% and 100% votes to his name, before retiring. Since then, he hasn’t held any spot in politics, though several rumors surfaced that he would run for a senate seat, and even become governor of Connecticut in 2018, however, it was in July 2017 that Joe stated that he was leaving the Republican Party, and is now an independent.
Radio and Television Career
Before his television career began, Joe was a successful radio host; he and Mika Brzezinski co-hosted the syndicated “Joe Scarborough Show” on ABC Radio Network”, and it was in 2003 that he launched his television career. He signed a contract with MSNBC to host his own show “Scarborough Country” (2003-2006), for which he became quite popular. During this time, he would also often appear as a guest in several other shows, such as “Hardball with Chris Matthews” (2004-2006), and “Real Time with Bill Maher”, among others. As his popularity grew, so did Joe’s role at MSNBC, and in 2007 he debuted another series – “Morning Joe” (2007-2018). The show features interviews with politicians, analysts, and news reporters, and over the years has become one of the most successful shows on MSNBC, and making Joe a star.
An Accomplished Author
In addition to media ventures, Joe has also provided the public with his insights and analyses through the written word. His first book – “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day: the Real Deal on How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and other Washington Barbarians are Bankrupting America” – came out in October 2005, then in June 2009 he published his second book “The Last Best Hope”, while in November 2013, Joe released his third book “The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics—and Can Again”, all of which have contributed to his wealth.
Joe Scarborough Net Worth
Since he launched his media career, Joe has become extremely popular, and with the shows on MSNBC, his net worth has increased to a large degree. So, have you ever wondered how rich Joe Scarborough is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Joe’s net worth is as high as $25 million, while his annual income is around $6 million. Quite impressive, don’t you think?
Joe Scarborough Personal Life, Marriage, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Joe has been quite open about his personal endeavors; his first marriage was to Melanie Hinton, from 1986 until 1999, and they have two sons. One of his sons has an Asperger’s syndrome, and Joe blames vaccines for this health problem. Two years after his divorce, Joe married Susan Waren, with whom he has a daughter and a son; they stayed married until 2013. He married Mika Brzezinski in November 2018.
Joe Scarborough Internet Fame
Over the years, Joe has become quite popular on social media platforms too, especially Twitter and Facebook, though he is also no stranger on Instagram, and uses all to promote his work. His official Twitter account has over 2.5 million followers, Facebook 120,000, and on Instagram over 40,000 followers.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) January 8, 2019
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent TV host, politician, lawyer and author, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.