Peter Doocy currently serves as an assignment reporter for Fox News. His father, Steve Doocy, serves as one of the network’s anchors. He has been serving in this role since 2009.
Peter graduated with a Bachelors’ degree from Villanova University and initially joined Fox News as a reporter while still in college.
Since 2015, Doocy has also served as an occasional substitute for his father’s show, which is called “Fox and Friends.”
His current contracted salary at Fox News is estimated to be about $100,000 per year. That gives him a current estimated net worth of about $500,000, with some placing that figure as high as $2 million.
Highlights of Peter Doocy’s Career
Peter Doocy has covered a number of high-profile stories for Fox News since 2009. Doocy was responsible for covering the floods that happened in the Midwest in 2011. He covered the story of former VP Dick Cheney’s heart transplant in 2012.
Doocy also contributed to Fox News’ reporting of Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 Presidential election, and the shooting incident which occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
He was also behind the exclusive interview of Robert O-Neill, the former Navy SEAL who is credited with killing Osama bin Laden. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that interview is the highest-rated documentary in this history of Fox News.
Doocy currently reports from the White House and Capitol Hill as a correspondent for the news channel today.
Doocy Family Issues Come to Light
In 2016, Gretchen Carlson sued Fox News for severe and pervasive sexual harassment. In September 2009, she complained to her supervisor that Doocy’s father, Steve, had created a hostile work environment for their top-rated cable news program.
Accusations included a pattern of harassment directed to Carlson, including mocking her during commercial breaks. She also stated that Doocy refused to engage on-air with her, made fun of her contributions to the show, and other actions.
When she filed the complaint, her supervisor reportedly told her that she was a “man hater” and wanted her to get along with her co-workers.
Fox News settled with Carlson for $20 million. Much of the settlement language involved Roger Ailes, however, and not the Doocy family.
Peter Doocy continues to work at Fox News and has no current plans to leave.
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