Steve Doocy was born October 19, 1956, in Algone, Iowa, but was raised in Abilene, Kansas. Doocy attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Doocy began news reporting in Kansas City, Wichita, and Topeka, Kansas, as well as Des Moines, Iowa. In 1989 Doocy became host of the NBCs program House Party. From 1990 to 1994 he was the host of Not Just News. Doocy hosted Wake Up America for NBC, and afterwards, he became co-anchor of Early Morning Newscast for WCBS-TV in New York City. In November 1996, Doocy joined Fox News to work as a co-anchor for the show FOX & Friends.
Doocy has received 11 Emmy Awards for feature coverage and was also awarded the Associated Press’ Feature Reporter of the Year. Doocy and his wife have three children and he has published two books; The Mr. and Mrs. Happy Handbook and Tales from Dad’s side.
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