Top 25 Leading Female Anchors of Fox News Media (2023)

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that female anchors have been shattering glass ceilings and redefining journalism recently. And Fox News Media is the proof. From the early 90s to the present day, there has been a vital contribution of female hosts in the rise of the network’s popularity.

So today, let’s celebrate the poise and prowess of the top 25 Fox News female anchors, who prove that news media’s future is bright and inclusive!

Current Most Popular Fox News Female Anchors

1. Maria Bartiromo

Maria Sara Bartiromo is undoubtedly one of the most notable faces of the Fox Network today. But before joining the FNC, she earned fame with CNN and CNBC. And finally, in 2013, Fox Business welcomed her.

Today, Maria hosts her own FNC show, Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo, and two FBC shows, Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street. She’s also a talented author and has written many best-selling books.

  • Full Name: Maria Sara Bartiromo
  • Age: 55
  • Birth Date: September 11, 1967
  • Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
  • Education: Long Island University Post, New York University (BA)
  • Profession: News Anchor, Financial Journalist, Columnist, Author
  • Shows: Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo, Mornings with Maria, Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street
  • Net Worth: $50 Million

2. Laura Ingraham

Another celebrated name in the Fox News army is an American conservative television host. Laura Ingraham. She entered the Fox News Network via a three-week trial run for the show Just In in 2008.

In 2017, Laura joined the network as the permanent host of her own show, The Ingraham Angle, on FNC. Apart from that, she also hosted the nationally syndicated radio show The Laura Ingraham Show and authored many books, like Of Thee I Zing.

  • Full Name: Laura Anne Ingraham
  • Age: 59
  • Birth Date: June 19, 1963 
  • Birth Place: Glastonbury, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Education: Dartmouth College (BA), University of Virginia (JD)
  • Profession: Host, Author
  • Shows: The Ingraham Angle
  • Net Worth: $40 Million

3. Jeanine Pirro

Former judge and prosecutor Jeanine Pirro is one of the pioneers of the Fox News network. But before joining the network, Pirro served as the District Attorney of Westchester County and the Judge of the Westchester County Court.

On FNC, Pirro is known for her appearance on Justice with Judge Jeanine. But this show was discontinued as Pirro became the co-host of The Five. She also appeared on shows The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet and Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.

  • Full Name: Jeanine Ferris
  • Age: 71
  • Birth Date: June 2, 1951 
  • Birth Place: Elmira, New York, U.S.
  • Education: University at Buffalo (BA), Albany Law School (JD)
  • Profession: Host, Former Judge & Attorney
  • Shows: The Five
  • Net Worth: $14 Million

4. Martha MacCallum

Popular for her talk show The Story with Martha MacCallum, Martha has made an irreplaceable spot for herself in the Fox News army in her two-decades-long journey.

She joined the network in 2004 and hosted The Live Desk (2006 – 2010) and America’s Newsroom (2010 – 2017) before leading her program The Story.

  • Full Name: Martha Bowes MacCallum
  • Age: 59
  • Birth Date: January 31, 1964
  • Birth Place: Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S
  • Education: St. Lawrence University (BA), Circle in the Square Theatre School (GrDip)
  • Profession: Host
  • Shows: The Story with Martha MacCallum
  • Net Worth: $8 Million 

5. Harris Faulkner

Talented and witty Harris Faulkner has been serving the FNC since 2005. She’s worked as a correspondent for the program A Current Affair and hosted Fox Report Weekend. Since 2021, Harris has been hosting her own show, The Faulkner Focus, and she also co-hosts Outnumbered.

  • Full Name: Harris Kimberley Faulkner 
  • Age: 57
  • Birth Date: October 13, 1965 
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Education: University of California, Santa Barbara (BA)
  • Profession: Television presenter and news anchor
  • Shows: The Faulkner Focus, Outnumbered
  • Net Worth: $6 Million

6. Carley Shimkus

With a creative mind, Carley Shimkus first joined the Fox Business Network in 2009 as a production assistant. She’s also worked as a FOX News Headlines 24/7 reporter.

But as fate had it, Shimkus took the spot in front of the camera and started hosting FOX & Friends and co-hosting FOX & Friends First with Todd Piro.

  • Full Name: Carley Shimkus
  • Age: 36
  • Birth Date: November 7, 1986
  • Birth Place: New Jersey, US
  • Education: West Morris Central High School, Quinnipiac University
  • Profession: Host, News Reporter
  • Shows: FOX & Friends, FOX & Friends First 
  • Net Worth: $1 Million

7. Dana Perino

Dana Perino is popular among the Fox News audience as a bold and intelligent political commentator. She currently graces the talk show The Five and America’s Newsroom. She also hosted The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino from 2017 to 2021.

Prior to her FNC career, Dana was the 26th White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush until 2009. She also worked as a book publishing executive at Random House.

  • Full Name: Dana Marie Perino
  • Age: 51
  • Birth Date: May 9, 1972 
  • Birth Place: Evanston, Wyoming, U.S.
  • Education: Colorado State University, Pueblo, University of Illinois Springfield (MA)
  • Profession: Anchor, Political Commentator, Writer
  • Shows: The Five, America’s Newsroom
  • Net Worth: $6 Million

8. Emily Compagno

Emily Compagno is a multitalented journalist who currently graces the TV screens as a co-host of Fox News Outnumbered. Having a J.D., Emily joined the Fox News network as a legal analyst. But slowly, she stepped in front of the camera, co-hosting The Five and paneling Gutfeld!

Emily’s first solo-hosting show, Crimes That Changed America, started in 2020, and she became a permanent co-host of Outnumbered the very next year. Recently, she also began hosting The FOX True Crime Podcast on Fox News Radio.

  • Full Name: Emily Rose Compagno
  • Age: 43
  • Birth Date: November 9, 1979 
  • Birth Place: Oakland, California, U.S.
  • Education: University of Washington (BA), University of San Francisco School of Law (JD)
  • Profession: Host, Reporter, Legal Analyst, Attorney
  • Shows: Crimes That Changed America, Outnumbered, The FOX True Crime Podcast
  • Net Worth: $3 – $5 Million 

9. Sandra Smith

One of the popular Fox News faces, Sandra Smith currently hosts the news program America Reports. Smith initially joined the Fox Business Network as a business reporter, appearing on many shows like Fox Business Happy Hour.

Smith then co-hosted America’s Newsroom and later joined the Fox News talk show Outnumbered in 2014. As of now, she’s a regular on Fox News America Reports as a co-anchor with John Roberts.

  • Full Name: Sandra Kaye Smith
  • Age: 42
  • Birth Date: September 22, 1980 
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Education: Illinois State University, Louisiana State University
  • Profession: Host, Anchor, Reporter (FNC & FBN)
  • Shows: America Reports
  • Net Worth: $6 Million

10. Ainsley Earhardt

Ainsley Earhardt joined the FNC in 2007, appearing on the conservative political program Hannity. Soon, she started co-hosting shows like Fox and Friends Weekend, America’s News Headquarters, and All-American New Year’s Eve.

It was in 2016 that Earhardt finally joined the morning news and talk show Fox and Friends as a co-host. Despite getting involved in a controversy related to Trump, Ainsley continues to host Fox and Friends.

  • Full Name: Ainsley Earhardt
  • Age: 46
  • Birth Date: September 20, 1976
  • Birth Place: Spartanburg, South Carolina, U.S.
  • Education: University of South Carolina (BA)
  • Profession: Anchor
  • Shows: Fox and Friends
  • Net Worth: $6 Million

11. Julie Banderas 

We’re sure you must’ve seen Julie Banderas on several FNC shows. Well, joining the network as a general-assignment reporter in 2005, Julie started her anchoring journey in 2008 with Fox Report Weekend.

Banderas currently appears on different shows like America’s Newsroom, Outnumbered, and The Faulkner Focus as a primary fill-in anchor. She also makes guest-hosting appearances on The Big Saturday/Sunday Show and Gutfeld!

  • Full Name: Julie E. Bidwell (Julie Bidwell-Sansone)
  • Age: 49
  • Birth Date: 25 September 1973
  • Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
  • Education: Emerson College
  • Profession: Television news anchor
  • Shows: Fill-in Anchor for America’s Newsroom, Outnumbered, The Faulkner Focus, The Big Saturday/Sunday Show, Gutfeld!
  • Net Worth: $12 – $14 Million 

12. Shannon Bream 

There’s no doubt that Shannon Bream’s journey from beauty pageants to Fox News Channel and writing is quite inspiring. With the help of Brit Hume, Bream entered the network in 2007 and soon became the host of Fox News @ Night.

Today, Bream has been serving as the permanent anchor of Fox News Sunday since 2022.

  • Full Name: Shannon Noelle DePuy
  • Age: 52
  • Birth Date: December 23, 1970
  • Birth Place: Sanford, Florida
  • Education: Liberty University (BS), Florida State University (JD)
  • Profession: News Anchor, Host, Attorney, Reporter
  • Shows: Fox News Sunday
  • Net Worth: $10 Million

13. Kat Timpf

Kat Timpf is widely known for her witty libertarian columns and panel discussions on Fox News’ Gutfeld! and her hilarious wit on Sincerely, Kat. Besides, you can see her on other Fox News shows, such as Fox and Friends, Red Eye, The Five, Outnumbered, and others.

She previously hosted Fox News Specialists in 2017, which was canceled within the same year.

  • Full Name: Katherine Clare Timpf 
  • Age: 34
  • Birth Date: October 29, 1988
  • Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Education: Hillsdale College
  • Profession: Anchor, Panelist, Columnist
  • Shows: Gutfeld!, Sincerely, Kat and others
  • Net Worth: $1 – $2 Million

14. Lisa Kennedy 

Lisa Kennedy is currently busy tackling hot topics on the primetime program Kennedy. Having joined the Fox Business Network in 2012, libertarian political commentator Kennedy has also co-hosted The Independents.

Lisa has also worked as a correspondent for Fox Business talk show Stossel. Besides FBN, you must’ve also seen her on Fox News shows like Red Eye, Outnumbered, and The Five.

  • Full Name: Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
  • Age: 50
  • Birth Date: September 8, 1972 
  • Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
  • Education: Santa Monica College, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Profession: Host, Political Commentator
  • Shows: Kennedy
  • Net Worth: $4 Million

15. Arthel Neville 

Arthel Neville currently serves the network as a weekend anchor, appearing on Fox News Live. But she’s switched between different networks many times.

On FNC, she hosted several shows, like Fox News’ Celebrity Spotlight, Good Day Live, America’s Newsroom, America’s News Headquarters, and Happening Now. Neville also often appears on The O’Reilly Factor and Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld.

  • Full Name: Arthel Helena Neville
  • Age: 60
  • Birth Date: October 20, 1962 
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
  • Education: University of Texas at Austin
  • Profession: News Anchor, Host, Reporter
  • Shows: Fox News Live
  • Net Worth: $1 – $3 Million

16. Tammy Bruce

Hosting Get Tammy Bruce on Fox Nation, Tammy Bruce never fails to charm her audience. She also appears as a contributor on Fox News shows. Before this, Bruce appeared as a political commentator on Tucker Carlson Tonight.

  • Full Name: Tammy K. Bruce
  • Age: 60
  • Birth Date: August 20, 1962 
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Education: University of Southern California
  • Profession: Political Commentator, Host
  • Shows: Get Tammy Bruce
  • Net Worth: $2 – $5 Million

17. Dagen McDowell 

McDowell is an intelligent and gorgeous American host you see on Fox Business as well as Fox News Channel. She currently hosts FBC’s The Bottom Line and often appears on Gutfeld!, Outnumbered, and The Five.

Dagen has previously co-hosted Mornings with Maria, Cashin’ In, and Imus in the Morning, and also paneled on shows Cavuto on Business and hosted Bulls and Bears.

  • Full Name: Mary Dagen McDowell
  • Age: 54
  • Birth Date: January 7, 1969 
  • Birth Place: Brookneal, Virginia, US
  • Education: Wake Forest University (1991)
  • Profession: Business News Anchor, Host
  • Shows: The Bottom Line, Gutfeld!, Outnumbered, The Five (Appearances)
  • Net Worth: $5 Million

18. Jennifer Griffin 

54-year-old talented and respected journalist Jennifer Griffin has been associated with Fox News since the 1990s. And she currently serves the network as its national security correspondent at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense.

Before this, Griffin was the correspondent at Jerusalem, Moscow, and Israel, reporting events like the suicide bombing, The Second Palestinian Intifada, and others.

She recently signed a multi-year deal with Fox News in 2022, continuing her service for the outlet.

  • Full Name: Jennifer Griffin
  • Age: 54
  • Birth Date: April 20, 1969
  • Education: Harvard University
  • Profession: Journalist, Correspondent
  • Shows: National Security Correspondent at the Pentagon
  • Net Worth: $2 – $5 Million

19. Molly Line

With a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Political Science, Line joined hands with the Fox News network in 2006 as a Boston-based correspondent. Before kickstarting her Fox News journey, Line worked with WFXT, WXXA, and WDTV as an anchor and reporter.

  • Full Name: Molly Line
  • Age: 46
  • Birth Date: January 31, 1977 
  • Birth Place: West Virginia, USA
  • Education: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Profession: Reporter (Correspondent) 
  • Net Worth: $2 – $4 Million

20. Liz Claman 

American news anchor Liz Claman has been impressing millions with her striking appearance as the host of Fox Business’ The Claman Countdown since 2008. After joining FBN in 2007, she interviewed many eminent personalities, like Bill Gates, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Steve Forbes, etc.

  • Full Name: Elizabeth Kate Claman
  • Age: 59
  • Birth Date: 12 December 1963 
  • Birth Place: Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
  • Education: University of California, Berkeley
  • Profession: Business News Anchor
  • Shows: The Claman Countdown
  • Net Worth: $3 – $5 Million

21. Lauren Simonetti

With a strong interest in and knowledge of business, Lauren Simonetti serves as a business reporter for the Fox Business Network. She’s often seen interviewing knowledgeable personalities at the New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, NASDAQ, and NYMEX.

Simonetti joined FBN in 2007, before which she worked as a business producer and news writer for CNN.

  • Full Name: Lauren Simonetti
  • Age: 41
  • Birth Date: April 11, 1981
  • Education: Columbia University, George Washington University
  • Profession: Business reporter
  • Net Worth: $5 Million

22. Kacie McDonnell

Young and talented Kacie McDonnell is one of the rising Fox News stars who currently hosts Fox Business’ Mansion Global. Kacie started her career as a sports reporter at WTXF-TV, but her passion landed her on FNC, and she’s rocking it!

  • Full Name: Kacie McDonnell (Kacie McDonnell-Hosmer)
  • Age: 32
  • Birth Date: July 30, 1990
  • Birth Place: Pottsville, Pennsylvania
  • Education: Villanova University
  • Profession: Host, Reporter
  • Shows: Mansion Global
  • Net Worth: $1 Million

23. Abby Hornacek

Abby Hornacek has walked a great journey from being a sports reporter at ESPN and FOX Sports to hosting Fox Nation’s shows PARK’D, Ride to Work, and American Arenas.

Associated with Fox Nation since 2018, young 29-year-old journalist Hornacek serves her audience with her passion for sports and knows how to conduct meaningful interviews.

  • Full Name: Abby Hornacek
  • Age: 29
  • Birth Date: April 25, 1994
  • Education: University of Southern California
  • Profession: Host, Sports Reporter
  • Shows: PARK’D, Ride to Work, American Arenas 
  • Net Worth: $500K – $1 Million

24. Rachel Campos-Duffy

Rachel Campos-Duffy first appeared on Fox News Channel on The Ingraham Angle in 2018. From there, she went on to guest-host the news and talk show Outnumbered. And finally, in 2021, Rachel became the permanent co-anchor of Fox & Friends Weekend.

Before Fox News, Campos-Duffy graced the MTV network, appearing on The Real World: San Francisco and also guest-hosted ABC’s The View.

  • Full Name: Rachel Campos-Duffy
  • Age: 51
  • Birth Date: October 22, 1971 
  • Birth Place: Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • Education: Arizona State University, Tempe (BS), University of California, San Diego (MIA)
  • Profession: Host
  • Shows: Fox & Friends Weekend
  • Net Worth: $100K – $500K

25. Cheryl Casone

Cheryl began working at Fox News Channel in 2006, starting as the anchor of Cashin’ In. You must have also seen her as a guest host on The Claman Countdown.

Casone currently hosts FBN’s American Dream Home and serves as a financial contributor and weekly job reporter at FOX News Channel. Before joining the FBN, Cheryl was a freelance correspondent at CNN.

  • Full Name: Cheryl Casone 
  • Age: 52
  • Birth Date: July 18, 1970
  • Birth Place: Clearwater, Florida, U.S.
  • Education: Northern Arizona University (BS)
  • Profession: Business Reporter, Host
  • Shows: American Dream Home
  • Net Worth: $1 Million

Be it the young talent or the celebrated journalists with great experience, the women of today know how to enlighten the right issues and keep their audience updated and informed. And looking at the tremendous job and knowledgeability of female anchors, there’s no doubt that the future of Fox News Media is bright!