Who is Todd Starnes?
Todd Starnes is an American columnist, author, and radio host. His extremely conservative opinions, which he loves to share “to spice it up a little bit” in order to catch the interest of readers, have also sparked criticism.
For instance, on August 26, 2021, Starnes posted a tweet that reads; “For every American who is killed, a city in Afghanistan should be wiped off the face of the Earth.” This was in response to the fatal incidents of Marine and Navy servicemen in the 2021 Kabul airport bombings.
Starnes went through surgery in 2005 for a near-fatal cardiovascular issue worsened by obesity, which became the subject of discussion in his debut book, They Popped My Hood and Found Gravy on the Dipstick (2009).
Dispatches From Bitter America (2011), God Less America (2014), and The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again (2017) are among his other books.
Todd Starnes Was Born in Tennessee
Starnes is currently 55 years old. He was born on October 28, 1967, in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
Todd Starnes Education
Todd studied communication at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. During his time there, he worked as an editor of the college newspaper, The Clarion.
Todd Starnes’ Career: Why Was He Fired From Fox News Radio?
Todd Starnes is a renowned journalist and best-selling author with several Emmy awards to his name. He worked for Fox News Channel for more than ten years before relocating to Memphis to start Starnes Media Group.
He is the owner of KWAM Newstalk Memphis, which happens to be the only locally operated and privately held news talk radio station in the Mid-South.
Starnes is also a contributor at Newsmax. Every day, more than 140 radio stations around the country listen to The Todd Starnes Show, which is hosted by Todd. His daily podcast has more than a million subscribers, and he writes a column that is nationally syndicated.
In addition to covering some of the most significant political and cultural issues of the previous 20 years, Todd has conducted interviews with four US presidents. For instance, he has most recently participated in events for President Trump’s Save America campaign.
He has worked as a reporter and host at the Sacramento, California-based news/talk radio station KFBK and as a writer for the Baptist Press. Starnes joined Fox News Channel in 2005 as a radio news anchor.
Two years later, he was given the task of covering the presidential nomination campaign of Barack Obama in 2007, and during the closing weeks of the 2008 election, he traveled as an underground reporter.
After the elections, Starnes continued with his duties, and in 2011, he took over as host of Fox News & Commentary. He covered the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
Todd was dismissed from Fox Radio News in 2019 after he agreed with one of the people he interviewed that Democrats were not Christians but worshiped Moloch.
Todd Starnes’ Net Worth
Starnes has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has built his wealth from his career and he has ventured deep into the media industry. He paid $685k to Legacy Media in January 2020 to take ownership of Memphis talk station 990 AM KWAM and translator 107.9 W300DE through his Starnes Media Group. The radio show hosted by Starnes will air mostly on KWAM.
Is Todd Starnes Married?
Todd is reportedly married to Nancy. He likes to keep his personal matters away from mainstream media hence, not much is known about his family.