Abby Huntsman has returned to the place where she turned her dream into reality. After working three years in FOX News, Abby called it quits and returned to ABC Network's The View.
Pennsylvania-native Abby Huntsman currently serves as the co-host of ABC’s flagship television program, The View. The former Fox News host was the 2013 media recipient of Forbes' "30 under 30".
Why Abby Left Fox News For The View?
The news correspondent worked for three years at Fox News and always felt privileged. Her last episode of FOX & Friends aired on 12 August 2018. After that, the first episode of her new show, The View broadcasted on 4 September 2018. She is accompanied with reporters including Whoopi Goldberg, Meghan McCain, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin in her new venture in The View. She had no issue with the working atmosphere of FOX and said that she accepted the offer of ABC becase she always wanted to return and loved the network.
Abby now feels fortunate to work in her new show and does not feel limited to speak her mind in early mornings. According to her, the industry is changing, and the audiences do not look out for someone who does not have any opinions. She further added;
"I feel really free in that I go in every morning and no one on that show tells me what to say, no one tells me what to think. I feel so lucky to have a job where I don't feel limited."
Hence, it becomes evident that Abby is delighted to work with ABC, where she is not compressed to give her ideas.
How Much Is Abby Huntsman’s Net Worth?
Abby Huntsman garners the most significant part of net worth as a newscaster. The former Fox News correspondent added a remunerative paycheck co-hosting Fox News weekends program, FOX & Friends along with Pete Hegseth. She joined the network back in 2015 and worked for almost three years.
According to Payscale, the average salary of an ABC News reporter is $66,000 per annum. The reporter also worked with MSNBC program, The Cycle and also helmed the duties of a host and a producer of HuffPost Live.
Apart from that, Abby also relishes a staggering net worth of $950 million summoned by her father, Jon Huntsman Jr. and $3 billion made by her multi-billionaire grandfather, Jon Huntsman Sr. from their business networks.
College Sweetheart Worked With Father
The 32-year-old newscaster got hitched with her college sweetheart, Jeffrey Livingston in August 2010. They shared the wedding vows at the Washington National Cathedral; an Episcopal Church in Washington.
Her spouse, Jeffrey, works in private equity at the financial service, KKR & Co. L.P. in Greater New York City Area. He also had the privilege to assist his father-in-law, Jon Huntsman Jr. during his 2012 presidential campaign as a Chief Financial Officer.
The married duo welcomed their first child as a daughter named Isabel Grace six days post-Thanksgiving on 29 November 2017. The baby weighed around 5 pounds and 11 ounces and measured 20 inches long.
The couple earlier made their pregnancy news public on Fox News in July 2017.
Pregnant With Twin Children
Figuring out the fact about having a twin children led Abby Huntsman's husband, Jeffrey Livingston to surprise. The duo Abby and Jeff had conceived without fertility treatments, which later gave them the huge surprise with the happy news of Abby's pregnancy with two children at the same time. She was worried stating that something was wrong regarding her pregnancy as she encountered immediate sickness.
After the medical analysis, Abby and her husband could not withstand the level of happiness for knowing that they were on the process of welcoming a baby boy and a girl.
Abby shared her photo with a baby bump on 11 March 2019 and stated that twin pregnancies led to bed rest to make someone's work peaceful and calm.
Abby Huntsman with her twin baby bump in 2019 (Photo: Abby's Instagram)
She also posted a picture of cake slices on Instagram where she wrote; " 2x babies = 2x cake slices" and hinted about her pregnancy of twin children. Likewise, her fans congratulated and portrayed their love and support to her by giving her sketch where they wrote; "Abby, Soon to be a mommy of 3."
Currently, Abby and her husband are looking forward to her healthy delivery. She is set to deliver her twin kids soon.
Congratulations are in order for Abby Huntsman and her husband Jeffrey Livingston as the pair welcomed the arrival of twins on Wednesday!
The View co-host gave birth to twins kids; a daughter Ruby Kate and a son namely William Jaffrey on 5 June 2019. In an exclusive interview with People, Abby stated that her daughter Ruby arrived first who was at five lbs., 12 oz.
Later, the baby son, William arrived who weighted is five lbs., 4 oz. Abby poked fun saying that both their children are long like parents Abby and Jeffrey —19 inches.
Abby Huntsman with her husband and twins baby (Photo: PEOPLE)
Already parents to 18-months old daughter Isabel Grace, the arrival of the twins has brought more joy and excitement to the family. Abby's father Jon, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, and her mother Mary Kaye flew in from Moscow to witness the birth of the twins.
Likewise, Abby first revealed that she was expecting in January and along with that reveal, came a big surprise. Abby, in the interview with People, stated, " When the doctor told us, my husband fainted, which was just classic. I think he saw two sacs in there and I could see it on his face. He turned white, and then when the doctor told us, he fell. Another doctor had to come in, and they were wiping him down with towels and giving him sugar.” Quite a shock, it seems!
The ABC reporter was born on 1 May 1986 in Pennsylvania as per wiki. She stands at a height of 1.73 m (5 feet and 8 inches) and belongs to White ethnicity.
Her other family member includes her parents Jon Huntsman Jr. and Mary Kayne (Social Activist) and has five siblings including three sisters: Gracie Mei, Mary Anne, Elizabeth Huntsman, and two brothers named William Huntsman, Jon Huntsman III.
Abby, who has birth sign Taurus, obtained her degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.