Sandra Smith: Age, Height, Young, Fox News, John Roberts, Husband, Children, Salary, Net Worth, FAQs & More

Sandra Smith is a prominent figure in the world of journalism, currently co-anchoring “America Reports” on Fox News Channel. Born on September 22, 1980, in Wheaton, Illinois, Sandra has carved a niche for herself in the media industry with her insightful reporting and anchoring skills. She joined Fox News in October 2007 and has since been a vital part of the network, covering various significant events and stories.

Apart from her journalistic endeavors, Sandra has also made her mark in the entertainment industry, with credits as a writer and producer. Her association with shows like “America Reports” and her contributions to Fox News have made her a recognizable face in the media landscape.

Sandra’s dedication to her profession and her ability to connect with the audience has solidified her position as one of the leading journalists of her generation.

Sandra Smith Birth/Young

Sandra Smith was born in Wheaton, Illinois, Chicago, US. Wheaton is a western suburb of Chicago. She was brought up in the same place and is a native. In 1998, she completed her high school at Wheaton Warrenville High School. At school, Sandra was active as a sportsperson. She earned two letters in track and three letters in cross country. She was also the cross country team captain as a senior at Wheaton Warrenville High School. Moreover, Sandra Smith was also an Illinois High School Association state qualifier. She earned All-Dupage Valley Conference honours and was also an Academic All-Conference selection.

Sandra Smith College

Sandra Smith

After high school, Sandra went on to attend Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal. After some time, she transferred to Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge and attended the class of 2002 there. At LSU, Sandra took some business classes and she minored in speech. As a university student and even as an alumna, Sandra Smith ran the 1500 metres, mile, 3000 metres, and steeplechase at various LSU and LSU Alumni track-and-field events.

Sandra began her career with Aegis Capital Group as a research associate. Her next employer was Hermitage Capital Corporation in New York City, New York. From there, she became the director of institutional sales and trading at Terra Nova Institutional in Chicago. As a journalist, she started with Bloomberg Television. In 2007, she joined Fox Business. Since then, she has been associated with Fox News.

Sandra Smith Husband

Sandra Smith, the Fox News and Fox Business anchor, host, and reporter, is married to John Conolly since May 2, 2010. While Sandra has been associated with Fox News and Fox Business since 2007, John works in the finance industry. John has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting from the School of Art Institute in Chicago.

John and Sandra met on her first day at Terra Nova Institutional in Chicago. She had joined the company as a sales trader then. John said it was “love at first sight” when he first met Sandra. He was 35 then and Sandra was 23. They have an age gap of 12 years.

Sandra Smith told the Chicago Tribune that John was a “very competitive sailor”. She also said that he took her sailing several times when they were dating. John’s other interest is cooking. Sandra said John “was challenging” her. She “wasn’t going sailing and to art shows” when she met him.

John leads a very private life. In fact, he came into the limelight only after his marriage to the famous news personality Sandra Smith. Even now we do not much information about him. However, as we can understand from his LinkedIn profile, John is “self-employed”. This is what his bio says. Before being “self-employed”, he worked at Azul Partners, Inc. as a Managing Partner and Chief Marketing Officer for 2 years and 10 months. The other companies he has worked at are CME Group as the Director of Product Marketing, National Introducer Brokers Association (NIBA) as the director, Advantage Futures as the Vice President, and he has worked as the Head of Futures Division at Terra Nova Trading, LLC. Terra Nova Trading is where he worked first out of all the companies mentioned here, per his LinkedIn profile.

Sandra Smith Salary

Sandra Smith has been working with Fox News and Fox Business since 2007. That is about 15 years. Fox News was her second employer in her journalism career. Her first company in this field was Bloomberg where she joined as a reporter.

Over time, she became more regular in terms of appearances and the number of shows she did. Her stature as a reporter and news presenter kept on rising both on the Fox network and in the United States. Her salary followed suit. Moreover, Fox News is reputable for paying its news anchors and reporters well over the national average. This is what makes the company one of the most sought-after employers for journalists.

Although there is no surety on the exact amount she earns as her salary at Fox News, she definitely earns over $1 million every year. This is because several sources cite her salary as over a million dollars. Her net worth has also skyrocketed too. But her salary is not all that Fox pays her. On the basis of the ratings of her show, Sandra Smith also earns a bonus amount every year.

Besides such a hefty salary, Sandra has also invested in very big firms on the New York Stock Exchange or NYSE, as per some reports.

Sandra is one of the richest media personalities in the United States. She lives a lavish life and has several assets that raise her personal wealth. Her garage is home to several luxury cars and she owns multiple properties which also probably generate an income. Furthermore, Sandra’s husband John Conolly is also a working professional with several years of experience in the finance industry. This makes up for a handsome income for the couple.

Sandra Smith Children

Sandra Smith

Sandra Smith is married to John Conolly since May 2, 2010. The couple has two children. Their first child came after three years of their marriage, in 2013. She is a girl who they named Cora. Two years later, in 2015, Sandra and John welcomed their second child, a boy. They named him John Jr.

While John Conolly is very inactive on social media and leads a private life, Sandra makes sure she shares some personal updates with her followers. However, she too has not shared any pictures of her children. Her pictures with family and friends include those with her husband, her sister, and some colleagues. Her Instagram handle is @sandrasmithfox. Besides some other photos of herself from the sets, tours she went on, and some other work-related things, her Instagram is much less active in comparison to other people in the industry of journalism. But one can find adorable pictures of Sandra Smith with her children on the internet from various sources.

Sandra Smith Fox News

Sandra joined Fox Business in October 2007 with the launch of the network. She appeared on several FBN shows. 2009 onwards, she became a regular on Don Imus’ show Imus in the Morning. On Fox Business, she appeared regularly as a guest on Fox Business Happy Hour. On Fox News, she has appeared as august on the late-night satire program Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld.

In 2014, she began another job as a host on the show Outnumbered. Outnumbered featured the female commentators from Fox News, four of them, and one rotating male guest. There they discuss various hot topics, current affairs, and cultural matters. Previously, Sandra has also worked as one of the co-anchors of America’s Newsroom, another Fox News regular show.

Currently, Sandra co-hosts the show America Reports or America Reports with John Roberts and Sandra Smith. She joined the show in 2021 with John Roberts when Bill Hemmer, the then host of the same show, returned to hosting America’s Newsroom which had been discontinued for a while by Fox News. When Bill Hemmer was the host, the show’s title was Bill Hemmer Reports. Her co-anchor John Roberts is a very seasoned journalist. He has worked at numerous news corporations in Canada and the USA, including CNN and CBS. He is also a member of the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. Before joining America Reports, Roberts served as the Fox News Chief White House Correspondent during the Donald Trump presidency.

Before Sandra Smith joined Fox News and Fox Business, she was working at Bloomberg Television as an on-air reporter. Her job there was to cover the U.S. equities and derivatives markets, contribute to breaking news and analyses, and report for Bloomberg Press. Besides these, she has had a career in the finance industry at various positions.

Bloomberg Television

Bloomberg Television, which appears on television and on its logo as Bloomberg is an American pay television network. Pay television networks are those for which viewers pay money to watch. Bloomberg Television focuses on news revolving around business, capital markets, and related content. It is owned by Bloomberg L.P., an American financial, software, data, and media company founded by Michael Bloomberg. It has its headquarters in New York. Its European headquarter is in London and its Asian headquarter is in Hong Kong.

Bloomberg Television is the first channel which employed Sandra Smith who is now working with Fox News and Fox Business. On Bloomberg Television, Sandra Smith covered the American equities and derivatives markets, contributed to breaking news and analyses, and reported for Bloomberg Press.

Bloomberg Television was launched in the U.S. in 1994 as Bloomberg Direct and was first carried on the new satellite television service  DirecTV. Within a year, it got the name Bloomberg Information TV. In 1998, the same became Bloomberg Television. The channel has taken over the space of Financial News Network, now defunct, and it has hired most of its employees. Bloomberg Television then expanded and released several channels in other countries and regions. However, in 2009, Bloomberg said it would stop operating some international versions of the channel and place focus on a more international Bloomberg channel. Currently, Bloomberg has 12 channels, including those which Bloomberg does not operate directly.

Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg L.P., is the 88% owner. The remaining 12% is owned by Bank of America through Merrill Lynch. Bank of America is a multinational investment bank and financial holdings company in the United States. It is the second-largest banking institution in the US. Merrill Lynch is Bank of America’s investment management and wealth management division.

America Reports

America reports, or America Reports with John Roberts and Sandra Smith is an American television news program on Fox News. Journalists Sandra Smith and John Roberts host the program. The show airs at 1 P.M. E.T. on weekdays. It covers daily events, current affairs, interviews, shares major updates, and comprehensive reporting. The show often takes a swifter pace than other Fox News shows and focuses on breaking-news events with live correspondents. It also invites experts and guests to talk about various matters.

The show got its current name America Reports with John Roberts and Sandra Smith in 2021. The show began in 2002 and was called Studio B with Shephard Smith till 2013. Then it got the name Shephard Smith Reporting until 2019. In 2019, Shepherd Smith left and Fox News rebranded the show as Fox News Reporting till 2020. Then Bill Hemmer took over and the title became Bill Hemmer Reports, the co-anchor of America’s Newsroom. In 2021, the then Fox News Chief White House correspondent John Roberts, with Sandra Smith, joined the show and the show got its current name. Bill Hemmer returned to America’s Newsroom when Fox News brought the show back on-air.

A suicide coverage shown on America Reports got Fox News embroiled in a controversy. This happened when Shephard Smith was the host. Studio B mistakenly broadcast the suicide of 33 years old Jodon F. Romero on 28 September 2012. He had carjacked a vehicle in Phoenix. The Executive Vice President of editorial on Fox News, Michael Clemente, acknowledged the error in broadcasting the suicide. Romero’s wife sued Fox News for unspecified damages but Judge John Rea dismissed the lawsuit in 2014 saying the First Amendment protected the coverage. An Arizona appeals court upheld this verdict in 2015.

John Roberts

John David Roberts, better known as John Roberts, is a Canadian-American journalist. He is working at Fox News currently and co-hosts the show America Reports with Sandra Smith. John has also worked as the Fox News Chief White House correspondent in the past. He held this post during the presidency of ex-US President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2020. John joined Fox News in 2011. Before this, he worked at CNN as an anchor and a senior correspondent.

John Roberts was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and he grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. He began his career as a local radio news anchor for CFRE-FM in Mississauga. In 1975, he joined CFOS in Owen Sound, Ontario as a news anchor and reporter. This was his first professional job.

In 1992, he began working with CBS News in New York. Initially, he had to anchor the morning news with Meredith Vieira. Roberts was also the substitute anchor for Harry Smith on CBS This Morning and The Early Show. For two years then, from 1994 to 1995, John anchored the 5 P.M. and 11 P.M. newscasts at CBS’ flagship news station WCBS-TV in New York. John left CBS in 2006 to join CNN. While he was at CBS, he received three national Emmy awards and a Gracie award for his coverage of a surgery that repaired neural tube defects.

At CNN, Roberts had an eventful career. In February 2006, he covered the Israel/Hezbollah War. He was embedded with the Israeli Infantry unit. For this, he got the Headline Award. Then he covered the Iraq War in October 2006 as the first anchor of This Week At War. Besides these, John hosted several shows on CNN before joining Fox News. Now he hosts America Reports with co-host Sandra Smith.

Sandra Smith FAQs

Sandra Smith

How old is Sandra Smith?

The Fox News Channel and Fox Business journalist Sandra Smith is 43 years old. She was born on 22 September 1980.

Where is Sandra Smith from?

Fox News journalist Sandra Smith is from Illinois, Chicago. She was born in Wheaton, a western suburb of Illinois, Chicago.

Who is Sandra Smith’s husband?

Sandra Smith’s husband is John Conolly. Sandra is an anchor, host, and reporter at Fox News and Fox Business. We do not know much about her husband John except that he is a graduate of the School of Art Institute in Chicago. He has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in Painting from there. Besides this, he has worked extensively in the world of finance in various capacities, as tells his LinkedIn profile.

How tall is Sandra Smith?

Sandra Smith is 1.73 metres tall. She works with Fox News and Fox Business as an anchor, reporter, and host.

Who is the highest paid Fox News anchor?

Sean Hannity is the highest-paid anchor on Fox News. He earns $25 million every year. Hannity hosts the show, Hannity. It airs from 9 P.M. to 10 P.M. E.T. on weekdays. Sean joined Fox News in 1996 and in 2022 became the longest-running current primetime host in cable news in television history. He is one of the most influential conservative commentators in the United States currently.

Do news anchors wear their own clothes?

News anchors have to wear clothes strictly in line with dress codes in terms of style and colour. They have the luxury of picking their own dress and the freedom to wear their own too if they want as long as it satisfies the general guidelines of dressing up as a news anchor.