Who is Guy Benson?
Guy Benson is an American television journalist, radio host, and political analyst. He works as a contributor to Fox News, political editor of Townhall.com, and a conservative talk radio host.
He also works as the host of The Guy Benson Show, where he provides right-leaning listeners with sharp, brisk political and cultural views.
The Show combines prominent newsmakers as guests, a regular stream of Fox News stars, fervent and educational monologues, and caller viewpoints.
Guy Benson Was Born in Saudi Arabia
The Fox journalist was born Guy Pelham Benson on March 7, 1985, in Saudi Arabia. He spent much of his childhood abroad before relocating to Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he joined the middle school and Ridgewood High School.
Guy Benson is an Almunus of Northwestern University
Benson was well-known for covering sports on local television throughout his time in high school. He hosted sporting events and a political discussion show for the college radio station WNUR while pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University.
Guy Benson Came Out as a Gay
In May 2015, Benson came out as gay by revealing ahead of time that his upcoming book, End of Discussion, will have the following footnote: “Guy here. So, I am gay.”
In response to a question, asked in an interview, Benson said, “Gay rights is not something that captures my attention or my passions.” He married Adam Wise in September 2019 in a ceremony attended by 150 of their closest friends and family members.
The ceremony was hosted at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley, California. Benson and the future bride-to-be first met in 2015 when he experienced the most terrifying television appearance of his life. The two later became engaged in 2018.
Guy Benson FOX News
Benson started working at FOX News officially as a contributor in 2013. He currently contributes to FOX News Channel (FNC) and hosts The Guy Benson Show on FOX News Radio (FNR), which airs weekdays from 3-6 PM ET.
In this capacity, he offers political analysis during daytime and evening programming on FNC and FOX Business Network (FBN).
The Guy Benson Show on FNR provides conservative commentary on politics and society. Most recently, he provided coverage for the 2019 State of the Union address by President Donald Trump for FNR.
He attracted national attention throughout the 2008 presidential campaign on two more occasions. Benson, who was there in the studio for the interview, described his experience after the Obama campaign criticized WGN radio in Chicago for permitting Stanley Kurtz to visit their station in August.
Then 14 days before the election, he teamed up with Ed Morrissey and Mary Katharine Ham to write “The Comprehensive Argument Against Barack Obama,” which was published on Hot Air.
Guy Benson’s Salary & Net Worth
Benson earns an average salary of $400,000 on an annual basis. His wages have increased steadily over the years that he has worked in mainstream media. His net worth is estimated to be in the region of $1 million.
How Old is Benson?
Benson is 38 years old as of 2023. He was born on the 7th of March 1985 in Saudi Arabia.