Pete Hegseth Biography
Pete Hegseth is an American television presenter, host and writer. He is currently a regular contributor on Foxx News. Hegseth is an Army National Guard officer and former executive director of political advocacy groups Vets For Freedom and Concerned Veterans for America. Vets for Freedom is a conservative campaign that advocates greater privatization of the Department of Veterans issues.
Pete Hegseth Age
Hegseth was born on June 6, 1980, inForest Lake, Minnesota, United States.
Pete Hegseth Height
Hegseth stands at an estimated height of 6 feet and O inches tall.
Pete Hegseth Education
Hegseth studied at Forest Lake Area High School. He later obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Princeton University in 2003, where he served as the publisher of The Princeton Tory, a conservative student-run publication. Peter proceeded and joined the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and earned a Master of Public Policy.
Pete Hegseth Nationality
Hegseth holds American nationality.
Pete Hegseth Parents
Hegseth was born and raised in Forest lake, Minnesota. He is the son of Penelope and Brian Hegseth. Pete grew up with his two younger brothers.
Pete Hegseth Wife and Wedding
Hegswth has been married three times. He married his first wife, Meredith Schwarz, in 2004. They divorced in 2009 for an unknown reason.
Pete married his second wife, Samantha Deering, in 2010. They share three children. Hegseth welcomed a daughter with Jennifer while he was still married to Samantha. They separated the same day the news was reported of him having a daughter.
He then married JJenniferRauchet, with whom she cheated and the cause of his second divorce. Rauchet is also a divorcee with three young children from her previous marriage. Pete Rauchet finally tied the knot in an intimate ceremony held at Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck. Jennifer serves as an executive producer at Fox News.
Pete Hegseth Kids
Hegswth has four children and is a stepfather to three children from her wife’s Jeniffer previous marriage. He has three children with Samatha, his second wife and one boy, Gwendolyn, with Jennifer, whom they welcomed in 2017 while going through a divorce. They live together with their kids in New York.
Ratchet and Samantha’s firstborn child, Jackson, was born on March 23, 2011. Their second-born, Kenzie, was welcomed on October 22, 2013, and their last-born son Luke was born on March 25, 2015.
Pete Hegseth Military Rank
He was in the U.S. military with deployments to Cuba and Iraq. Hegseth, a second lieutenant, served at Guantanamo Bay as a part of the New Jersey Army National Guard. He remained there until 2005. The following year, Hegseth, now a first lieutenant, was deployed with the 3rd Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division to Baghdad, Iraq. He served as an infantry platoon leader. Toward the end of his tour, in 2006, he served as a civil-military operations officer in Samarra.
He returned to active duty in 2012 as a captain. He was deployed to Afghanistan with the Minnesota Army National Guard and acted as a senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul. Hegseth, a major, serves in the Individual Ready Reserve. He has been awarded two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service overseas.
Pete Hegseth Book
Hegseth wrote the foreword to the 2017 book The Case Against the Establishment. He has written three books, including:
In the Arena. Threshold Editions published in 2016, American Crusade. Center Street in 2020, and the last book in 2022, titled Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of Miseducation. Broadside Books published them.
Pete Hegseth Fox News
Hegseth is a co-host of FOX & Friends for FOX News Channel, aired Weekend 6 to 10 in the morning. He joined the network as a contributor in 2014.
Hegseth has provided analysis and commentary across the network’s daytime and primetime programming at the FNC. Most recently, he hosted the FOX Nation special, The Miseducation of America. The five-part series examines how the American education system has evolved over the last hundred years and the current classroom state, including the shift to more progressive content in today’s curriculum.
In recent years, Hegseth has hosted FNC’s special New Year’s coverage. In 2022, he hosted All American New Year live from the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, alongside his FOX & Friends Weekend co-hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy and Will Cain. He also co-hosted FNC’s All-American New Year special alongside FBN’s Lisa Kennedy Montgomery in 2010. During the special, he presented an exclusive interview with then-President Donald Trump.
Hegseth was previously the CEO of Concerned Veterans for America. He is a former infantry Captain in the Army National Guard and has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay. He holds two Bronze Stars and a Combat Infantryman Badge for his time in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pete Hegseth Salary and Networth
Hegseth earns an estimated annual salary of USD 6 million. His net worth is approximately USD 19 million.
Pete Hegseth Social media
Instagram: Pete Hegseth (@petehegseth)
Twitter: Pete Hegseth @PeteHegseth