Married in 2010, Fox News' Tomboy Sandra Smith Welcomed a Baby Boy in 2014. Divorce Rumors?
If you’re a Sandra Smith fanboy/fangirl, you probably know a couple of things about her, but if you want to know more then ask no further, we got you covered with her personal life.
Sandra Smith, also known as Sandy, is a reporter for the Fox Business News and a co-host of Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered” alongside Harris Faulkner, Stacey Dash, Kennedy, still remainedJulie Roginsky, Meghan McCain, and Melissa Francis
Originally from Wheaton, Illinois Sandra is currently residing in the Big Apple, since she is a New York-based reporter.
Her Married Life, Husband, and Children:
Sandra is a married woman (sounds of breaking hearts). She is married to John Connolly, a business commentator. Their love story is filled with difficulties of a long distance romance and how it remained strong considering the busy schedules. A perfect example.
Caption: Sandra Smith with her husband, Connolly having an Oyster Dinner
While Sandra had to stay in New York because of her work, she had to travel back and forth from New York to Chicago so that she could meet John (since his company was Chicago based).
In an interview with Chicago Tribune, Sandra explains how hard it was for her to maintain a long distance relationship. You know how they say, when you’re in love, distance is just a number. That was exactly what happened between the couple. The longer the distance, the deeper the love was the case for the two love birds.
"Thus began our long-distance relationship," Smith told the Trib. "I was on a plane almost every Friday night. Flight delays, snowy weather, tight time schedules made it very challenging. But not once did John complain. He has always been so supportive of my career and goals. He fell in love with my family, and I his. We'd see friends. We'd go to church on Sunday. I was still a lector at Holy Name. There was a lot to squeeze in."
Despite all the distance and busy schedules, Sandra and John finally got married. They tied the knot in the year 2010. After the marriage, Sandra got pregnant with their first child. It was a girl for the happy couple, who were expecting the birth of their child around their wedding anniversary. They named her Cora Belle Connolly.
Caption: Sandra Smith with her daughter Cora Belle Connolly posting for modernmom.com
Later in 2014, Sandra again got pregnant. And this time, she gave birth to a baby boy. John Conolly Jr., the third John in the family tree. She made the official announcement about the pregnancy while on air where they were talking about what women crave for when they are pregnant.
“I craved citrus, and I actually craved chocolate a little bit, mostly salads. Actually, I’m craving them right now because I’m pregnant,” Smith said
Sandra gave birth to a healthy, 9lbs 15 ounces, 21 inches long, baby John on Jan 12, 2015.
Caption: Sandra Smith and her newborn Son John
When distance and busy schedules couldn’t keep Sandra and John apart, it's idiocy to make rumors about their divorce. Isn't it? They will have split up way earlier if they haven’t shared a strong bond in their relationship. So we can assure you that the couple is still together, happily married and who knows maybe expecting or at least trying out for baby number 3.
Now, folks, you might be wondering why she is called a tomboy. She dresses just fine, like a girl, puts on tons of makeup and presents the news. What is so tomboyish about that right? We were wondering the same thing until we came to know something interesting.
Sandra is a very athletic person. Since a very early age, Sandra was involved in track and cross-country racing. She was in 1st grade when she first competed in any competition. It was her father who introduced her to running, and she fell in love with it ever since. She has earned two letters in track and three letters in cross-country while at Wheaton Warrenville South High school. Later she transferred to Louisiana State University where she and her teammates won a NCAA championship in track.
Besides running, Sandra also loves hunting. It was her husband John who introduced her to hunting. On one of her first dates, john took Sandra skeet shooting. Her love for nature, land and conservationism allured her towards hunting. Below are a few pictures of her, her husband and her dog in their hunting activities.
Caption: Sandra, John and dog Whisper enjoying hunting season
Sandra Smith's Career Portfolio:
Smith has held some jobs before entering the reporting field. She started her career as a research associate for Aegis Capital Group. She then worked as a trader for Hermitage Capital Management. After that, she became the Director of Institutional Sales and Trading at Tera Nova Institutional. Before working for Fox News, she started her TV career as an on-air reporter for Bloomberg Television. And finally, in October 2007, she joined Fox Business Network as a reporter.
Having worked for more than a decade, Sandra has been able to earn a hefty amount of money. Her annual salary is reported to be around $300,000, and her net worth is around $2 million.
Sandra doesn't have an Instagram account, but she seems very active on Twitter. She tweets mostly about her work and all the fabulous parties she attends.
Sandra Smith was born on September 22, 1980, in Wheaton, Illinois. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a major in business and a minor in speech. She was a track runner and the captain of the cross country of LSU, during her college years.