Gregg Jarrett Bio: His Family with Wife and Struggle That Almost Ended it All
While working hard towards achieving your dream, your personal life suffers, but only few can achieve a balance and enjoy both personal and professional life.
The veteran American news anchor and commentator, Gregg Jarrett is one of those fortunate people, who is able to enjoy both of them.
However, his journey to a successful career and a happy family life wasn’t that easy. Gregg had a struggle that almost ended everything that he had achieved.
Well, let’s get acquainted with his personal life, professional life and struggles through his bio.
Gregg Jarrett's Bio:
Gregg Jarrett is a veteran American news anchor and commentator who needs no any introduction.
The former attorney, who currently works for the Fox News Channel since November 2002, has already marked his place with his flawless presentation skills.
Prior Fox News Channel, he worked for local TV stations affiliated with MSNBC, PBS, ABC and NBC for over ten years. While working on KSNW, an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Wichita, Kansas, Gregg captured the Emmy award-winning "underpass tornado."
Likewise, he is known for reporting live from the Ben Yehuda Street bombing on December 1, 2001, in Jerusalem. The incident injured 188 people and killed 13 people by a car bomb and two suicide bombers.
Gregg has also reported on a variety of stories which includes the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the inauguration of Pope Francis, the deadly EF5 tornado in Moore, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Superstorm Sandy.
Likewise, he has covered the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. The sixty-two-year-old Gregg has been receiving a handsome salary form his profession which has helped him accumulate a net worth of $2 million.
Gregg has been accompanied by his wife Catherine Kennedy Anderson aka Cate on this journey. The pair got married on September 11, 1993, at Calvary Episcopal Church in New York. During that time, Cate had already received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Catherine, who graduated magna cum laude from Duke University, worked for the Alliance Francaise, the cultural organization, in New York as the director of marketing and communications.
Well, Gregg and Cate have been living in bliss with their two daughters Grace Jarrett, age 20, and Olivia Jarrett, age 18.
Caption: Gregg Jarrett’s wife Catherine Kennedy Anderson and their two daughters; Grace and Olivia.
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We always have seen Gregg’s flawless presentation and his perfect life. However, least would have thought about his life which was falling apart due to alcoholism.
In April 2014, Gregg opened up about his addiction for the first time after he mumbled while anchoring a newscast. He then went to Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and confessed that he is an alcoholic. Talking about that incident in an interview back in March of 2015, Gregg said,
“I’d lost all respect for myself. When you become so abidingly ashamed of what you’ve done or become, then it’s very hard to turn the corner. I was in denial about my alcoholism for so very long–for many years, denial to my friends, my family, most of all my denial to myself. As it began to spiral out of control, I knew, but I couldn’t seek help. I was too embarrassed. I was too afraid that others would find out.”
Within weeks, Gregg took a leave of absence from his weekend anchor duties to deal with alcoholism. Meanwhile, his addiction and personal struggle came to the knowledge of people after he was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
Caption: The mugshot picture of Gregg Jarrett after he was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.
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Gregg then saw the videotape of the incident which made him realize that he has turned out as a different person due to the alcoholism. He also thought about his wife and two teenaged daughters who were devastated by Gregg’s mugshot.
Well, this incident not only made Gregg heartbroken and emotional but also helped him to battle his addiction. And right after recovering from alcoholism, Gregg went back to Fox News Channel as its legal analyst.
Earlier this year in December, Gregg grabbed attention by giving his opinion on former national security advisor of President Trump, Michael Flynn’s issue.
He said that Flynn, who was charged with lying to the FBI did not commit a crime. He continued saying that it’s vague and likely violates the first amendment freedom of speech of a citizen.