Carley Shimkus is the name of an American Journalist, News anchor, producer, and Tv correspondent. She has reached prominence through her hard work for Fox Business Network and appeared on such shows as Fox & Friends First, and Mediabuzz.
Carley was born in Long Valley, New Jersey USA. So she is an American by her nationality and belongs to the white Caucasian ethnicity. She to her Christian parents Zulma M. and Edward Shimkus. Her mother Zulma M. was a flight attendant. Shimkus grew up along with an older sister named Margot, who is now an art teacher and artist. During her teenage years. Before matriculation, she wanted to become a model and would try herself as a model.
However, after finding out that beauty and great looks are not enough to be a successful model, she changed her mind and decided not to pursue modeling as a career. After matriculation, she went to Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. She also spent one semester at George Washington University, completing a short course in journalism.
Carley Shimkus Profile
- Real Name: Carley Shimkus
- Date of Birth: 7th November 1986
- Place of Birth: Long Valley, New Jersey, USA
- Nationality: American
- Instagram: @carleyshimkus
- Occupation: Journalist, News anchor, producer, and Tv correspondent.
- Famous for: featuring on Fox TV’s Fox & Friends and Mediabuzz.
Rose to Prominence
She started her career at the company at Fox Business Network as a production assistant in 2009. But before that, she did an internship at the Fox Office, headquartered in Washington D.C. After receiving her degree, Carley was appointed as a new news correspondent. Later she was promoted to the position of associate producer of the popular show Imus in the Morning.
After three years of serving at Fox News, she was finally moved to the Fox Business Network in 2012 as an assistant producer. She appeared on screen in several Fox News shows, including Mediabuzz, Fox & Friends, and Fox & Friends First. Shimkus said that
The ‘Fox & Friends’ franchise has been the leader in morning television for nearly 20 years and I feel fortunate to be a part of this incredible team.
“Fox & Friends First” airs weekday mornings between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., and typically represents the first original hours of the Fox News Channel schedule each morning. Fox News expanded the program in 2017, starting it at 4 a.m. rather than 5 a.m., its original start time.
With her excellent performance and hard work, she managed to become a media correspondent in 2016. Since then her job has been to bring social media news and trends nearer to the general population.
Carley Shimkus Net Worth
After working in the American news industry as a successful journalist, she has not only amassed a lot of fans following also earned a huge amount of fortune from her career. Since her first day on the job, she has steadily improved, and her success has increased her wealth to a large degree. Moreover, she is quite famous on several social media platforms.
However, her estimated net worth is $1 million as of 2019 according to several reputed resources. Reportedly, her annual income (salary) is now a minimum of $66,000. It wouldn’t be wrong to claim that she enjoys a luxurious living. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Carly Shimkus Personal Life
This successful Journalist on of those people who loved to keep away their personal information from the open media. Despite her secretive behavior, we have managed to discover some interesting facts. Carley is married to businessman Peter Buchignani.
They tied the knot on the 8th of August 2015 in New Jersey. Shimkus said in an episode of Fox Nation’s Ride to Work, that her husband had only one request for their 2015 wedding: his choice of music. Shimkus also adds that “but when we were planning our wedding, I pretty much planned the whole thing…that’s what I wanted and he said yes to everything….and then he said ‘how do you feel if our wedding party walked out to the Game of Thrones theme song, and then when we walk out, we walk out to the Michigan fight song.”
Aside from her 2 a.m. wakeup, daily routine, and her path to joining the Fox team, Shimkus shared rare information about her husband, including how the couple met. “It was my 23rd birthday, we were out…and he was with one of his roommates at the time who was kind of a jerk…and he came and saved the day,” she said. Years later, the two tied the knot, walking down to the requested theme songs. After a couple of years started a romantic relationship, and they don’t have children as of now.
- Carley was born to the house of Edward Shimkus and Zulma M. Shimkus.
- Her parents met in 1982 when Edward was traveling by air.
- She went to Quinnipiac University and graduated with Bachelor in Arts Journalism in 2009.
- During her high school study, she tried to step into the entertainment industry
- She started as a news correspondent in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Producer at Fox Business Network in 2012.