While he’s not from a military family, Pete Hegseth is a former member of the Army National Guard.
In fact, he even chose Princeton University over West Point but never forgot the itch to wear a uniform.
Pete Hegseth is also an accomplished journalist with Fox News, with several articles published in major publications and a term on the Council on Foreign Relations.
While he didn’t run for office in Minnesota, Pete Hegseth has a surprisingly high level of clout on President Donald Trump’s favourite network.
He recently said that he was “beyond happy” to be a part of the network.
In addition to his Fox News gig, Hegseth has also been awarded two Bronze Stars for his service.
The executive producer for the Fox & Friends show, Jennifer Rauchet, earns an annual salary of $110,000.
Rauchet has been in the media industry for over a decade and was a producer for WPIX-TV.
She joined the Fox News fraternity in 2006 and is Pete Hegseth’s wife.
Rauchet is in her second marriage, and the details of his first marriage are not public.
The television personality has earned his Master’s degree from Harvard University.
After graduation, he published a book entitled Battle for the American Mind.
The book was a best seller. He also received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton.
He is a self-proclaimed “patriot,” claiming to be inspired by Teddy Roosevelt.
The book has been translated into English, Spanish, French, and German.
In August 2019, he married Jennifer Rauchet.
Earlier, he was married to Meredith Schwarz. The couple divorced in 2009.
Hegseth then married Samantha Deering.
Together, they have three children.
The couple had one divorce in 2009.
Hegseth’s first marriage ended in divorce.
His second marriage ended in a split in August 2017.
Hegseth and Rauchet have three children.
He was accused of exposing the social media accounts of Mohammed Alshamrani, the terrorist who murdered three sailors at the US Naval Station Pensacola.
Alshamrani also published posts that were anti-Israel and quoted Osama bin Laden.
His marriage to Jennifer Rauchet was the last major step in his professional life.
Before he met Jennifer, he had three sons.
Two of them, Jackson and Luke, were born before Pete and Jennifer married.
In 2011, they had their first child, Gwen.
Jennifer is an exercise freak and regularly hits the gym.
She weighs 59kg. This means she is quite thin.
Aside from being an ardent Trump supporter, Hegseth also served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army National Guard.
His unit was deployed to Guantanamo Bay in 2004, where he served as an infantry platoon leader.
His military service earned him the Army Commendation Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.
He has been an active contributor to Fox News since 2012.