Who is Gillian Turner?
Gillian Turner was born on 6 September 1982, in Cape Town, South Africa, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work with Fox News which she serves as a news correspondent. She is also the company’s national security consultant, having experience working in government under the administrations of Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
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The Net Worth of Gillian Turner
How rich is Gillian Turner? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1.5 million, earned through a successful career on television. She’s also earned a significant income and numerous opportunities thanks to her work within the US government. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Educaiton
Gillian grew up in Cape Town, where her mother worked as an author. Eventually the family moved back to New York, and she continued her education in the US. She did not initially think of a career in governance or broadcasting, as she aspired to be a professional dancer at a young age, inspired by the likes of Wendy Whelan and Maria Kowroski.
At eight years of age, she began taking dancing lessons, and after matriculating from high school spent a year with the Pennsylvania Ballet, a company which produces six programs within a year, featuring classics and new works, often including a production of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker”. After a year with the company, she decided to continue her college education, and enrolled in Columbia University, taking a totally different turn when she studied for a degree in Comparative Politics. Columbia is an Ivy League university, and the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the US, consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the world.
Further Studies and Government Career
After graduating from Columbia, Turner moved back to Cape Town to study for a master’s degree in African Security Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The university was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest higher education institute in the country, sharing the title in terms of full university status with Stellenbosch University, which received status on the same day in 1918. UCT is the highest ranking African University in many worldwide rankings, with many of its programs ranked among the best internationally.
— Gillian Turner (@GillianHTurner) August 12, 2019
Her foundation in politics was solid after her studies there, and shortly afterwards, she returned to the US to serve in the office of the National Security Advisor. The office is the senior aide to the Executive Office of the President, and the chief advisor to the President in terms of national security issues. She worked there during the administration of George W. Bush, and continued in the Obama administration. She also served as the Acting Director of Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council.
For her work with the government, she received an Outstanding Service Award from the National Security Council, then with no prospect of continuing her service after the Obama administration, she began working for Jones Group International as a Senior Associate. The group is known for hiring former members of the National Security Advisor office to provide national security expertise. They offer business and military leadership consultation services for both national as well as international level. They also work on energy security, international affairs, and foreign policy.
Thanks to her experience and expertise, she began appearing as a guest on Fox News. The channel is owned by the Fox Corporation and is broadcast in 86 countries. It was created by media mogul Rupert Murdoch to appeal to the conservative audience, and is now known for its biased reporting in favor of the Republican Party, siding with George W. Bush and Donald Trump during their respective administrations. They also report news that often aims to put down the Democratic Party, to negatively affect their chances in the election. Eventually, she was hired by the company to serve as a national security consultant and news correspondent.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Turner is married to Alex Kramer. However, details about her husband are scarce save for a few photos that have been shared online. She enjoys travelling and has been to several parts of Europe, most recently France. She visited various popular locations and tried local cuisine during her time there. She also loves dogs and owns two pet dogs of her own. Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, she is highly active online through accounts on social media.
She has an account on Instagram on which she has over 15,000 followers, using the platform to post personal photos of herself with family or friends. She also posts photos from her favorite segments while at work, and from behind the scenes. Another account she has is on Twitter, with close to 60,000 followers on the website, on which she shares some of her day to day endeavors, including moments with her pet dogs. She also shares her opinions on current events, especially those affecting the political sphere. Her account is also used to communicate with her fans, and to promote recent or upcoming broadcasts.