Jesse Watters Biography: Wife, Age, Children, Net Worth, Instagram, Wikipedia, Twitter

March 1, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Jesse Watters is an American conservative political commentator and a television host on Fox News.

He is best known for his man-on-the-street interviews and shows Watters’ World, which became its show in 2015.

He also hosts Jesse Watters Primetime and co-hosts The Five. In 2021, he published his first book, How I Saved the World.


  • Full name: Jesse Bailey Watters
  • Date of birth: July 9, 1978
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Political commentator and television host
  • Height: 6 feet (1.83 m)
  • Parents: Stephen Hapgood Watters (father), Anne Purvis (mother)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Emma DiGiovine (m. 2019-present), Noelle Inguagiato Watters (m. 2009-div. 2018)
  • Children: Sophie and Ellie Watters (twin daughters, b. 2011), Jesse Bailey Watters Jr (son, b. 2021)
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Net worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Jesse Watters is 45 years old and was born on July 9, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is the son of Stephen Hapgood Watters, a teacher, and Anne Purvis, a child psychologist.

He has a prominent family background, as his maternal great-grandfather was Morton Bailey, publisher of The Saturday Evening Post, and his maternal great-great-grandfather was the politician Morton S. Bailey.

He also relates to New Hampshire state Senator David H. Watters and ballet artist Harper Watters. Watters grew up in the Germantown and then East Falls neighbourhoods of Philadelphia.

Before moving with his family to Long Island, New York, he attended the William Penn Charter School until his junior year. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, with a B.A. in history in 2001.

Personal Life

Jesse Watters has been married twice and has three children. He married Noelle Inguagiato Watters, a former Fox News host, in 2009.

They have twin daughters, Sophie and Ellie, born in November 2011. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 2018 after Watters admitted to having an affair with Emma DiGiovine, a former Fox News producer.

Watters and DiGiovine got married in December 2019. They have one son, Jesse Bailey Watters Jr, born in April 2021.


Jesse Watters started his career as a production assistant at Fox News in 2002. He joined The O’Reilly Factor as a staff member in 2003 and began to appear on air in segments of O’Reilly’s show in 2004.

He became known for his man-on-the-street interviews, featured in his segment Watters’ World, where he asked people questions about politics, culture, and current events.

He often used humour, sarcasm, and irony in his interviews, which sometimes drew criticism and controversy.

In 2014, Watters debuted on the Fox News show Outnumbered, later occasionally appearing as a guest co-host.

In 2015, Watters’ World became its own monthly Fox News program. 2017, it became a weekly show, airing Saturdays at 8 p.m. E.T. In the same year, he became a co-host of The Five’s roundtable series, replacing Eric Bolling.

In 2021, he published his first book, How I Saved the World, a collection of his stories and opinions on various topics. In 2022, he became the host of Jesse Watters Primetime, a nightly show that replaced The Story with Martha MacCallum.

Net Worth

Jesse Watters has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

He earns an annual salary of $2 million from Fox News, where he has worked for almost two decades. He also makes money from his book sales and public appearances.


Jesse Watters has been involved in several controversies throughout his career, mostly due to his provocative and controversial statements and interviews.

Some of the most notable ones are:

  • In 2016, he faced backlash for his segment on Chinatown in New York City, where he asked Asian Americans stereotypical and offensive questions, such as “Do you know karate?” and “Am I supposed to bow to say hello?” He was accused of racism, xenophobia, and mocking Asian culture. He later apologized for the segment and regretted if anyone found it hurtful.
  • In 2017, he made a suggestive remark about Ivanka Trump, saying he “really liked how she was speaking into that microphone” while she was delivering a speech in Berlin. He was criticized for making a sexual innuendo and disrespecting the president’s daughter. He denied malicious intent and said he was commenting on her voice.
  • In 2018, he admitted to having an extramarital affair with Emma DiGiovine, a former Fox News producer, while he was still married to Noelle Inguagiato Watters. He informed the network of his relationship and was briefly reprimanded. He later divorced his wife and married DiGiovine. His ex-wife filed a lawsuit against him and Fox News, alleging emotional distress and harassment.
  • In 2020, he claimed that the coronavirus pandemic was a hoax and that the Democrats were using it to hurt Trump’s reelection chances. He also downplayed the severity of the virus and the need for social distancing and wearing masks. He later changed his tone and said he took the virus seriously and followed the guidelines.

Social Media

  • Twitter: @JesseBWatters
  • Instagram: @jessewatters

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