Biography of John Stossel
John Stossel is a famous American journalist, commentator and author. He is best known for his role on the ABC news magazine 20/20. Previously, John worked for both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. He was born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States.
Stossel attended high school at New Trier High School where he graduated before joining Princeton University where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1969. Shortly after graduation, he worked at KGW in Portland, Oregon where he served as a team researcher. After a while, he left the station to join WCBS in New York where he worked as a consumer reporter. In addition, John also served as consumer editor for ABC’s Good Morning America before becoming a correspondent for 20/20 in 1981.
In addition, Stossel was named co-host of 20/20 in May 2003 while writing his first book, Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media, which was published in 2004. In 2009, John left ABC News to join News Corp.’s Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. There he was responsible for hosting a weekly news show called Stossel on Fox Business, which debuted on December 10, 2009, airing in prime time every Thursday and repeating on both Saturdays and Sundays. John also appears frequently on Fox News in a weekly show on The O’Reilly Factor, in addition to writing the Fox News blog, “John Stossel’s Take” and providing signature analysis.
In the same years, Stossel started his own television channel named “Stossel TV”, which aired on the social media platform and provided weekly videos. The channel was to help people understand the importance of government regulations and programs that help them live better lives and teach the principles and benefits of a free society.
Before that, he is also an author who has written several books such as Myths, Lies and Pure Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know Is Wrong questions the validity of various conventional pearls of wisdom and argues that his belief is conservative is untrue. His first book Give Me a Break: How I Expose Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists was a New York Times bestseller.
John Stossel Awards
Jonh has received many awards including:
- Peabody Award
- He has received the George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting.
- He is a five-time winner of the National Press Club Award for Excellence in Consumer Reporting
- Honorary Doctorate from the University of Francisco in Morocco
- He also has an award presented by current president, James Doty, and chancellor, Danielle Strupa
The John Stossel era
John is 76 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 6, 1947 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States. Moreover, he celebrates his birthday on March 6 every year.
Husband John Stossel
Stossel is happily married to his loving and supportive wife, Ellen Abrams. The couple are parents to two children, Lauren and Max. The family lives in New York. He also has a home in Massachusetts.
John Stossel Family
Stossel was born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, the younger of two sons, to Jewish parents who fled Germany before Hitler came to power. His brother, Thomas P. Stossel, was a professor at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the Department of Hematology at the Brigham in Boston. He also served on the advisory boards of pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Pfizer. In addition, she also has a nephew who works as a journalist and magazine editor Scott Stossel. However, more information about his parents is currently unavailable.
John Stossel Networth
John has an estimated net worth of around $4 million. He has accumulated his wealth from his successful career as a commentator, television and author. Hard work enabled him to live a lavish lifestyle.