Carley Shimkus currently serves as a co-host on FOX News Channel’s FOX & Friends First (weekdays, 4-6 AM/ET). She joined the network in 2009 as a production assistant on FOX Business Network (FBN), where she was later promoted to associate producer.
In this capacity, Carley Shimkus along with her FOX & Friends First co-host Todd Piro, kick off the network’s live weekday programming. In addition, she provides viewers with news updates on FNC’s signature morning show FOX & Friends (weekdays, 6-9 AM/ET), where she reports on various social media trends, entertainment news and consumer business news of the day.
Previously, Shimkus served as a reporter for FOX News Headlines 24/7. In this role, she covered various social media trends and entertainment news across the network’s programming, including FOX & Friends and Mediabuzz. She has also served as a substitute anchor on FNC and a co-host for FOX Nation. Throughout her tenure with the network, Shimkus has co-hosted various network specials, including Countdown to All-American New Year alongside FNC’s Griff Jenkins in 2018.
Shimkus graduated from Quinnipiac University where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Carley Shimkus Early Life:
Carley Shimkus was born on 7th November 1986 in Long Valley, New Jersey. In her early years, she grew up with her sister, Margot. She holds an American nationality. Even though there are not many recordings about her early life education (primary school), she studied at Quinnipiac University between 2005 and 2009. Her perseverance helped, along with a group of students, to have the opportunity of attending a semester at George Washington University in order to attend a course in journalism studies.
Carley finished her education years with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majored in Broadcast Journalism. The humanistic career path also followed Carley’s sister, Margot, who chose to be an artist and an art teacher. Carley’s parents are Zulma Shimkus, aged 67 and Edward Shimkus, aged 74. As she declared, they met on an airplane in 1982, as her mother was a flight attendant for United Airlines and her dad a passenger.
If we dig into Carley’s social media presence, concerning her relationship with her parents, we can also see that she simply loves sharing photos with her parents on Twitter! Carley’s ambitious and perseverant style, shown in her personal and professional life, is also explained by her zodiacal sign: Scorpio! At 33 years old, Carley managed to become one of America’s most talented journalists of the moment. Moreover, she’s also a social media guru, passionate about her vocation and professional preferences.
Carley Shimkus Husband:
Carley is married to Peter Buchignani, an important businessman. This year, they celebrated 10 years of love friendship as they met on Carley’s 23 years old. 2013 was the year in which they stated that they are officially together. Two years later, in 2015, they took their relationship to a new level, tying the knot on August 8, 2015, with a fancy party celebrated in her home state of New Jersey. The vows that the beautiful and young couple exchanged were overwhelming. They brought happiness and emotion to all the friends and relatives invited to the big event. The marriage was first publicly announced by a press source during the radio show named Imus in the morning.
If the beautiful blonde reporter has an impressive educational background, this is also the case of her husband. Peter graduated from Princeton University, obtaining a degree in Political Science. As an incursion in his career path, he worked for a number of well-known financial houses, like Deutsche Bank or Barclays Capital. His current working role is as a sales analyst at Amherst Pierpont Securities. During their relationship, Carley and Peter travelled together around the world, through countries like Australia, Scotland or Greece. Also, a great fact about their love relationship and marriage is that from the even beginning no gossip or controversy was linked to their feelings.
Carley Shimkus Salary:
According to the official updated reports, the estimated Carley Shimkus salary is around $1 to $2 million. The estimation of her net worth comes from her newscasting career. Also, she is earning from her social media accounts, where she charges hundreds of dollars per post.
Carley Shimkus Biography:
|Real Name||Carley Noelle Shimkus|
|Date of Birth||November 7, 1986|
|Age||36 Years (as on 2023)|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Birth Place||Long Valley, New Jersey, United States America|
|Height||5′ 10″ (1.77 m)|
|Mother||Zulma M. Shimkus|
|Education||Graduate (Broadcast Journalism)|
|Spouse||Peter Buchignani (8 August 2015 – present)|
|Favourite Actor||Dwayne Johnson|
|Favourite News Reader||Ainsley Earhardt|
Quick Facts Carley Shimkus:
- Associate producer, Imus in the Morning (2007).
- Fox Business Network producer.
- Graduate of Quinnipiac University, majoring in journalism.
- Joined Fox News in 2009.
- Fox News Headlines 24/7 reporter .
- Graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2009.
- Joined “Fox and Friends First” as a co-host [October 29, 2021].
Just like Tania Fox, Carley Shimkus’s responsibilities at the channel include reporting on numerous social media trends and covering entertainment news for FOX & Friends and Mediabuzz. And as of now, Carley Shimkus takes over as co-anchor of Fox & Friends First with Todd Piro and Jillian Mele.