John Stossel Bio, Books, Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth

John Stossel

John Stossel Biography

John Stossel is a renowned American journalist, commentator, and author. He is best known for his role on the ABC news magazine 20/20. Prior, John worked for both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Born and raised in Chicago Height, 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 in psychology in 1969. Soon After graduation, he was employed at KGW in Portland, Oregon where he served as a researcher for the team. After some while, he left the station to join WCBS in New York City where he worked as a consumer reporter. In addition, John also worked as a consumer editor for ABC’s Good Morning America before becoming a correspondent for 20/20 in 1981.

Additionally, Stossel was named co-anchor of 20/20 in May 2003, while he was 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 in charge of hosting a weekly news show entitled Stossel, on Fox Business which debuted December 10, 2009, airing in prime time every Thursday repeating on both Saturdays and Sundays. John also frequently appears on Fox News shows on a weekly show on The O’Reilly Factor, in addition to writing the Fox News Blog, “John Stossel’s Take” and also providing signature analysis.

In the same years, Stossel launched his own television channel called” 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 which help them to live better lives and teach the principles and benefits of a free society.

Prior to that, he is also an author who has written many books such as Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know Is Wrong questions the validity of various conventional pearls of wisdom and argues that the belief he is conservative is untrue. His first book Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists was the bestseller in New York Times.

John Stossel Awards

Jonh has received numerous awards including:

  • A Peabody Award
  • He has received a George Polk Award for Outstanding Local Reporting.
  • He has won five times Award for excellence in consumer reporting from the National Press Club
  • An honorary doctorate from Universidad Francisco Marroquín
  • He also has an Award given by the current president, James Doti, and chancellor, Danielle Struppa

John Stossel Age

John is 76 years old as of 2023. He was born on March 6, 1947, in Chicago Height, Illinois, United States. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on March 6 every year.

John Stossel Wife

Stossel is happily married to his loving and supportive wife, Ellen Abrams. The couple is the parents of two children namely Lauren and Max. The family lives in New York City. Also, it owns 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 left Germany before Hitler rose to power. His brother, Thomas P. Stossel, was a Harvard Medical School professor and co-director of the Hematology Division at Boston’s Brigham. He also served on the advisory boards of pharmaceutical companies such as Merck and Pfizer. In addition, he also has a nephew who works as a journalist and magazine editor Scott Stossel. However, more information about his parents is currently not available.

John Stossel Net worth

John has an estimated net worth of around $ 4 million dollars. He has accumulated his wealth from his successful career as a commentator, television, and author. His hard work has enabled him to live a lavish lifestyle.