Gregg Jarrett Almost Tore His Family Apart

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Gregg Jarrett Almost Tore His Family Apart

Quick Information

  • Wedding Date September 11, 1993
  • Eye Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Color Dark Brown
  • Hair Short
  • Weight 74 kg (163 lbs)
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' (1.83 m)
  • College Claremont McKenna College
  • High School San Marino High School
  • Net Worth $2 Million (Estimated)
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Gay No
  • Date of Birth Apr 07, 1955
  • Age 69 Years, 0 Months
  • Divorce/Split Not Yet
  • Wife/Spouse Catherine Kennedy Anderson (m. 1993)
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Daughter/s Grace Jarret, Olivia Jarrett
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Zodiac Sign Aries
  • Birth Name Gregory Walter "Gregg" Jarrett
  • Profession Commentator
  • Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Nationality American

Many people have to sacrifice their personal life to achieve their dreams. But only a few can enjoy and accomplish a healthy balance between personal and professional life. 

However, Gregg Jarrett’s 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. 

He would have lost everything if it hadn't been for his wife, Catherine Kennedy Anderson.

Let’s find out more about his support system. 

Gregg Jarrett's Wife, Catherine Kennedy Anderson

The veteran American news anchor and commentator Gregg Jarrett is one of those fortunate people who can enjoy his personal life and professional life. 

Gregg is married to Catherine Kennedy Anderson, a stunning woman who has always stayed by his side no matter what.

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Gregg and Catherine got married on September 11, 1993, in New Your, at Calvary Episcopal Church. Catherine had already received an M.B.A. from the University of Texas by the time she got married. 

Catherine, who graduated from Duke University, worked as a director of marketing and communication for the Alliance Francaise, the cultural organization in New York.

Gregg and Catherine live in bliss with their two daughters, Grace Jarrett, age 24, and Olivia Jarrett, age 23.

Gregg Jarrett's Wife and Children

Gregg Jarrett’s wife, Catherine Kennedy Anderson, and their two daughters, Grace and Olivia. (Photo Credit: Liverampup)

They seemed very happy together for years, but in reality, Gregg was suffering from something that nearly tore his family apart. 

Gregg Jarrett’s Struggle

We always have seen Gregg’s flawless presentation and his perfect life. However, we would have never thought about his life 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 people's knowledge after being arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport.

Gregg Jarrett's Mugshot

The mugshot picture of Gregg Jarrett after he was arrested at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. (Photo Credit: The Hollywood Gossip)

Gregg then saw the videotape of the incident, which made him realize that he has turned out as a different person due to his alcoholism. He also thought about his wife and two teenage daughters, devastated by Gregg’s mugshot.

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Well, this incident not only made Gregg heartbroken and emotional but also helped him battle his addiction. And right after recovering from alcoholism, Gregg went back to Fox News Channel as its legal analyst.

After realizing his mistake, he dedicated his life entirely to his family and career. 

Gregg Jarrett’s Career

Gregg Jarrett is a veteran American news anchor and commentator who needs no introduction. 

The former attorney, who currently works for the Fox News Channel since November 2002, has already marked his place with his excellent presentation skills. 

Before working for 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." 

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Likewise, he is known for reporting live from the Ben Yehuda Street bombing in Jerusalem on December 1, 2001. The incident injured 188 people and killed 13 people by a car bomb and two suicide bombers.

Gregg has also reported on various stories, including Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, Pope Francis's inauguration, 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. In addition, the sixty-seven-year-old Gregg has received a handsome salary from his profession, which has helped him accumulate a net worth of $10 million.

In December 2017, Gregg grabbed attention by giving his opinion on President Trump's former national security advisor, Michael Flynn. 

He said that Flynn, who was charged with lying to the FBI, did not commit a crime. However, he continued by saying that it’s vague and likely violates the first amendment's freedom of speech.

After overcoming the battle with alcoholism, Gregg still lives a happy married life with his wife, Catherine. They are peacefully living with their children.

We will surely update you guys more on Gregg Jarrett in the future. Till then, stay tuned