Greg Gutfield (Gregory John Gutfeld) was born on 12th September 1964. He is an American television host, political commentator, comedian, and author. He hosts the late-night comedy talk show named Gutfeld!. From May 2015 to March 2021, he hosted a Saturday night edition of Gutfeld! called The Greg Gutfeld Show when it was announced the show would transit to weeknights.
Gutfeld is also co-host and panellist on the political talk show The Five. His two shows air on the Fox News Channel. He hosted the 3 AM series Red Eye, a late-night talk show from the year 2007 to 2015. This show also aired on the Fox News Channel.
Greg Gutfeld -Education
Gutfeld was born in San Mateo, California, to Jacqueline Bernice “Jackie” and Alfred Jack Gutfeld. He completed his school studies at Junípero Serra High School and from the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his graduation with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1987. He was liberal in his high school because it benefitted his grades.
He told Reason Magazine “As a teenager, I was liberal, it helped me in school. Where I went to school, if you collected signatures for the nuclear freeze, you got extra credit. I realized the more you seemed to care about something, the more the teachers cared about you and your friends.”
His inclination toward liberals helped him to score good grades but after many debates, he realized they were fraudsters. He started to reconsider his political views once he got to UC Berkeley. Further, he felt that he was neither a liberal nor a conservative, but only a libertarian. After his realization he decided not to join any of the parties now he states that he does not belong to any political group.
He told The Blaze, “When I went to Berkeley by being around liberals I became a conservative and I think by being around conservatives I became more of a libertarian. And I drift in and out. I resist all ideologies… I guess, I don’t know what I am. All I know is that I don’t like the boxes of any ideology.”
In an interview held in 2009, he said that during his college he had started experiencing a change in his political thinking.
“I became a conservative by being around liberals, and I became a liberal by being around conservatives. You realize that there’s something distinctly in common between the two groups, the left and the right; the worst part of each of them is the moralizing.”
Greg Gutfeld – Personal life
Gutfeld is married to Elena Moussa. They got married in 2004. The couple met at a magazine where they both used to work in London. Currently, they live together in New York City. There is no information regarding their offspring. He keeps his family away from the social media limelight.
Gutfeld was raised as a Roman Catholic and served as an altar boy. He describes himself as an “agnostic atheist”. He is a fan of hard rock and heavy metal music, he opened up about his interest in many bands on-air including Power Trip. After the death of Power Trip’s singer Riley in 2020, he paid tribute to him.
Greg Gutfield- Age
Greg Gutfeld is now 57 years old according to his birth date (12th September 1964).
Greg Gutfeld- Net Worth
Greg Gutfeld has an estimated salary of $4 million per annum.
Greg Gutfeld- Career
After completing his graduation Greg interned at The American Spectator, as an assistant to Emmett Tyrrell, a conservative writer. He served as a staff writer at Prevention magazine and as an editor for many Rodale Press magazines. He became a staff writer at Men’s Health in 1995 and was promoted to the post of editor-in-chief of Men’s Health in 1999. David Zinczenko replaced him after one year. After being replaced by David he became editor-in-chief of Stuff, which was then owned by Dennis Publishing. During his tenure, there was a hike seen in circulation which increased from 750,000 to 1.2 million.
Many dwarfs were hired by Gutfeld in 2003 to attend a conference of the America Magazine Publishers on the topic of “buzz”. They were instructed to be loud and irritating as much as they could. Undoubtedly, his action made him popular but as a result of this, he was fired from his job. After this, he became head of “brain development” at Dennis Publishing. From 2004 to 2006 he edited the company’s Maxim magazine in the U.K.
The Huffington Post launched in 2005. Since its launch, he was one of the first posting contributors to The Huffington Post till 2008. Huffington Post colleagues Deepak Chopra, Cenk Uygur, and Arianna Huffington were frequent targets of his commentaries.
The Mediaite website named Gutfeld as the 12th-most influential person in American media in late 2021.
Greg Gutfeld is the author of many books. Books that are written by him are as follows:
- The Scorecard: The Official Point System for Keeping Score in the Relationship Game.
- The Scorecard at Work: The Official Point System for Keeping Score on the Job.
- Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings.
- The Bible of Unspeakable Truths.
- The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage.
- Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You.
- How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct.
- The Gutfeld Monologues: Classic Rants from the Five.
- The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help. Threshold Editions.