Fred Barnes Profile
Fred Barnes is an American political commentator, Washington Examiner, and Co-author of Jack Kemp: The Bleeding-Heart Conservative Who Changed America.
He serves as the FOX News Channel political commentator. In addition, he is also the executive editor of the defunct news publication The Weekly Standard and regularly appears on the Fox News Channel program Special Report with Bret Baier.
Fred Barnes Education
Barnes attended St. Stephens School in Alexandria where he graduated in 1960. He then enrolled and graduated from the University of Virginia, where he studied history. Barnes was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Fred Barnes Career
Barnes was previously co-host of The Beltway Boys with Mort Kondracke, which previously aired on the Fox News Channel. He founded The Weekly Standard in September 1995, after ten years as senior editor and White House correspondent for The New Republic, along with William Kristol and John Podhoretz, and he serves as its executive editor.
From 1988 to 1998, Barnes was a regular panelist on The McLaughlin Group public affairs television program. He has written for many publications, including Reader’s Digest, The Public Interest, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Spectator, Washingtonian, Policy Review, and both The Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times of London.
He has received many accolades for his sharp-witted and humorous political commentaries. The Media Guide gave him four stars, its highest rating, and called him “a great political reporter-columnist” whose material is “exquisitely timed.”
Quick Facts About Fred Barnes
|Age||78 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$100,000 – $1 Million|
Previously, Barnes had worked as a reporter for the Washington Star where he covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the Star before moving to the Baltimore Sun. At Baltimore Sun, Barnes was the national political correspondent. From 1985 to 1995, he served as the senior editor and White House correspondent for The New Republic.
Fred Barnes FOX News
He joined the FOX News team as a political contributor in 1996 and as a co-host of The Beltway Boys alongside Mort Kondracke who is an executive editor of Roll Call. In addition, he also often contributes to Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Brit Hume.
In addition, he also hosts two weekly radio shows called What’s the Story which is a syndicated show on the media, and Issues in the News’ on Voice of America. Furthermore, he also appeared on National Desk which is a PBS Series where he served as the chief correspondent.
Fred Barnes Age
Barnes was born Frederic Wood Barnes and is 78 years old as of 2021. He was born on February 1, 1943, in Virginia, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of February every year.
Fred Barnes Height
Barnes stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Fred Barnes Family
Barnes’ father was a former Air Force officer. However, he has not revealed the name of his parents or siblings as he is private about his personal life.
Fred Barnes Wife
Barnes is married to Barbara Beatty and together the couple has been blessed with three daughters and one son. However, he has not revealed the names of his children as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Fred Barnes Salary
Being one of the top Journalists for FOX News, Barnes earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Fred Barnes Net Worth
Barnes has an estimated net worth of between $100,000 – $1 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a political commentator.
Fred Barnes Retirement
Barnes announced his retirement after working for more than fifty years as a journalist and having served as a reporter for the Washington Examiner, the Weekly Standard, The New Republic, the Washington Star, and the Baltimore Sun.