Early life, family, educational background
Lisa Marie Booth was born on 3 February 1985 in West Virginia, USA. She is an American political commentator and Republican strategist, and works for Fox News. She was raised in Washington D.C. with her mother, Dianne Marie Boothe (née Wilkinson) who was a homemaker and her father, Jeffrey Ferris Boothe. Her father was involved in politics for a decade and was an assistant to a senator on Capitol Hill. She has three older brothers.
In 2003 she attended the University of Tennessee, and in 2007 graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, which was helpful in her pursuit of a successful career as a political commentator and Republican Strategist.
She was part of the Phi Mu sorority during her years in university.
After graduating, she worked as a Republican staff assistant in the US House of Representatives. Her hard work meant that in 2010 she got to work on the National Republican Congressional Committee, and two years later during the election campaign, when she was the communications director for the Republican representative, Sandy Adams in 2012. She worked for Sandy’s re-election campaign from 2011 to 2012, and even though the November 2012 election was lost, Lisa gained experience and a strong reputation.
She was a then spokeswoman for the Senate campaign of Tommy Thompson, and afterwards, also worked with well-renowned politicians such as Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman Mark Meadows. In 2014, she was invited to work as the senior director at for a global investment management co-operation, the Black Rock Group during the election campaign. She was also a consultant on Dan Sullivan’s Senate race, including developing communication strategies for politicians. She became vice president of public affairs research at WPA Research and political polling in 2015, which involved working with various politicians from around the country.
She was a contributing writer from 2016 to 2017 for “The Washington Examiner,” “The Hill” and “The Washington Times.” She is the president and founder of the public communications and political affairs firm, High Noon Strategies, which works intimately with Fortune 500 companies to provide political consultations and strategies. She is a senior member of the conservative activist group, Independent Women’s Voice, which is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Forum.
She began working for the Fox News Channel in October 2016, starting as a network contributor, with her duties including political commentary and analysis in the FNC primetime and daytime programs.
Since her start on the network, Lisa has appeared in various Fox shows and has filled in for hosts during several segments. On 6 August 2017, Fox News announced that Lisa would stand-in for Eric Bolling on their show “Specialists,”, but in September 2017 they announced the show’s cancellation, after Eric’s departure from the network.
She occasionally co-hosts “The Five” and “Outnumbered,” is often a guest on “The Story” and a panelist on “Special Report,’ all of which are aired on the Fox News Channel.
She is a secretive person and likes to keep her personal life private.
She is reportedly in a relationship with John Bourbonia Cummins; the rumors came after John posted a comment on one of Lisa’s pictures on Facebook, actually a slightly sarcastic comment, thanking her for cropping him out of the photo. In response, she replied, ‘Love you. Mean it.’
Bella Marie Boothe is her Cavalier King Charles dog.
She is open and proud about being a Republican, and is quick to defend her stand-point and beliefs. In an April 2017 issue of the “Washington Examiner,” Lisa wrote, ‘The body count is piling up, and it is time to fight back. We have seen the Left stop at nothing to systematically destroy the lives of the people they disagree with… And while the Right should never engage in the violent tactics of the Left, they should also never allow their voices to be stifled.’
She hasn’t been afraid to defend American President Donald Trump; one such instance was when he reportedly met with a Russian lawyer who allegedly promised to provide Trump with incriminating information against Hillary Clinton.
Recently, she defended President Trump when he was accused of being anti-American by singer, Bruce Springsteen. On “The Story,” she said, ‘I think being president of the United States is about as American as it gets, especially for a guy who gave up his cushy lifestyle as a billionaire to decide to run for president… So I think President Trump loves this country.’
Due to her blatant openness regarding her political standing, she is involved in a lot of controversies, and regularly accuses the media of liberal bias, feeling that the majority of journalists have liberal inclinations. After President Trump’s inauguration, she shared on Fox News that she thinks he has ‘exposed the media as largely partisan.’
On 14 July 2017, while on air on Fox News’s “The Five,” she insulted Hillary Clinton by claiming that Hillary is so desperate to become the president, that she would sell her daughter if it ensured her win.
Her statement got even more attention when Hillary’s daughter replied to it via a tweet and said, ‘No, she wouldn’t. I’ve never doubted & always known I was the most important part of her life. Now, as a mom, I’m even more grateful to my mom.’
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
In high school, she played lacrosse and field hockey, and won two state championship rings. In her senior year of high school, she was the captain of their lacrosse team. She required reconstructive surgery after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament while playing, an injury which capped any thought of pursuing a career in sports, so she turned her attention to her academics.
She has blonde hair and hazel brown eyes. She is 5ft 2in (1.57m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-25-35.
Net worth and salary
As of early 2020, her net worth is estimated at $10 million. She is considered the most well-known reporter on Fox News and therefore reputedly receives an annual salary of $600,000. For her writing contribution, she is paid more than $121,000 a year. Her overall income is around $2 million a year.