Howard Kurtz Bio, Age, Heights, FOX News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Howard Kurtz Bio, Wiki

Howard Kurtz is an American host and author working for FOX News serving as a host. He has been working for the station since July 2013.

Howard Kurtz Age

Kurtz was born on August 1, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. He is therefore 68 years old as of 2021.

Howard Kurtz Heights

Kurtz stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Howard Kurtz Career

Kurtz serves as host of Fox News Channel’s (FNC) “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET). Based in Washington, D.C. On joining the network, he debuted on “Special Report with Bret Baier” to discuss the media’s coverage of the George Zimmerman murder trial.

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He is also a veteran journalist who had worked for other stations prior to joining FOX News. For instance, he previously worked for CNN where he served as the host of CNN’s weekly media criticism program, “Reliable Sources,” since 1998. Additionally, he spent some time serving as the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for The Daily Beast and Newsweek writing on the intersection of politics and media.

Before this position, he worked at The Washington Post in various capacities where he spent 29 years. Kurtz soon after became the media reporter for the paper in 1990 and wrote the weekly Media Notes column, one of the most widely read media columns. In 1981, he joined The Washington Post after being hired by Bob Woodward and went on to serve as a Justice Department and congressional reporter, New York bureau chief, and deputy national editor before covering the media beat as a reporter, columnist, and blogger.

He attended the University of Buffalo (SUNY) where he graduated with a B.A. in English and psychology. He then attended the Columbia School of Journalism. Kurtz has also managed to win several awards including the National Press Club Award for Media Criticism in 2006. 

Howard Kurtz Net Worth

In Kurtz’s career as a host/author, he has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Howard Kurtz Salary

He receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Howard Kurtz Parents and Siblings

Kurtz was born to Leonard Kurtz (father)and Marcia Kurtz(mother). Leonard was in the business of selling clothing while his mother was a homemaker. After so many years, his parents are still staying in the same apartment that Howard was born in. They live in Batchelder Street in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay neighborhood. Additionally, he has a sister by the name of Barbara Kurtz.

Howard Kurtz Wife/ Spouse

Kurtz has been happily married to Sheri Annis since May 2003. Sheri is, a media consultant and political commentator, who served as a campaign spokesperson for Republican California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and has worked on various conservative political initiatives, including California’s Proposition 227 and Proposition 209.

Howard Kurtz Kids

Kurtz and Sheri have three kids together the names Judy Kurtz, Bonnie Kurtz, and Abby Kurtz. Bonnie, a student at McGill University, and Judy majoring in journalism at New York University and interning for WRC Channel 4.

Howard Kurtz Books

Kurtz has also managed to author several books including Media Circus, Reality Show, and the New York Times bestseller Spin Cycle. Spin Cycle describes various techniques used by the Clinton White House to put a spin on the controversies and scandals surrounding the Clintons and to refocus the attention of the media on topics other than non-issues focused on by the media. Additionally, he also contributed to a number of magazines ranging from Vanity Fair to New York.

Howard Kurtz Twitter and Instagram

He is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 161,055 followers and 1,310 followers on his Instagram account.