Who is Hallie Jackson? Wiki Bio
Hallie Marie Jackson was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania USA, on 29 April 1984 – her zodiac sign is Taurus and she holds American nationality. Hallie is a journalist, best known for working at NBC News as their White House correspondent.
Early life and education
Hallie was raised in Yardley by her father David Jackson who was a journalist, and her mother Heidi who was working at a local theatre. Hallie doesn’t have any siblings but she grew up around her friends from the neighborhood who all went to Pennsbury High School.
Hallie was dreaming about becoming a model and an actress while growing up, but this changed when she started helping her friend who was a member of the school’s radio program team. Upon matriculation, Hallie enrolled at Johns Hopkins University where she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society, and from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 2006. She was also physically active while at University, as she played soccer and volleyball.
Career as a journalist
After graduation Hallie moved to Salisbury, Maryland where she worked at WBOC-TV for several months, before moving to Dover in Delaware to work as a reporter.
A year later, she moved to Hartford while she spent the year 2008 working in New Haven, Connecticut. She moved several more times before being invited to work for the Hearst Corporation in Washington, D.C. and after staying there for two years, she started working for the NBC News network as their journalist and field reporter. She gained recognition after covering Ted Cruz who decided to run for US president, and in August 2016 Hallie was offered to anchor the “MSNBC Live” program which aired at 1 P.M.
Hallie became somewhat popular in the US after she was chosen to serve as Chief White House correspondent at the beginning of 2017, and she has been holding the same position for over three years now, while she can also be seen hosting several MSNBC and NBC shows as she is also serving as a fill-in anchor.
Love life and relationships. Baby daddy is Frank Thorp
Hallie was married to Doug Hitchner, a man whom she met while they were both studying at Johns Hopkins University.
They were together for several years before Doug asked her to marry him in April 2011, and their wedding was held in October 2011 at Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania with only their closest friends and family attending. Hallie gave birth to their two daughters in 2012 and 2013, but she and Doug divorced in 2014, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’.
In 2016, Hallie started dating Frank Thorp who is a reporter and a producer, currently working for the NBC News, and on 17 November 2019 Hallie confirmed that the two were expecting their first child, and gave birth to their baby girl on 10 March 2020.
The family has another member as well – a pet dog which is going to be growing up alongside their daughter, because Hallie believes that a child growing up alongside an animal will be mentally healthier.
Hobbies and other interests
Hallie’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been around the US for work, while she has also been to several European countries for pleasure such as England, France and Italy – her dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
She enjoys watching movies late at night, with some of her favorite actors and actresses being Matt Damon, Sean Penn and Emma Watson, and some of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Catch Me If You Can”, “Groundhog Day”, and the franchise “Harry Potter”.
She is a huge lover of animals and has a pet French Bulldog which can often be seen featured in her pictures on Instagram. Hallie is physically active and enjoys playing a variety of sports -winter is her favorite season, as she is an avid skier and snowboarder while she also enjoys climbing mountains with adequate equipment, as well as going rock climbing.
Appearance and net worth
Hallie is 35 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), and her vital statistics are 36-25-36. As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $3 million.
Who is Frank Thorp, Hallie’s partner and the father of her child?
Frank Thorp was born in 1984, in Morgantown, West Virginia – his father was a businessman and his mother was a TV reporter; he has no siblings.
He attended a local high school in Morgantown before enrolling at West Virginia University in 2002, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2007, while he spent one semester studying psychology at Aalborg University in Denmark in 2005. In 2007, Frank spent a semester studying community development at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
While studying, he also launched his career as a reporter in May 2004, when he started working as an intern at NBC News, and stayed there for four months before continuing his internship at NBC4, booking interviews, discovering stories, and assisting reporters in the field.
Everyone told me meeting your child for the first time was going to be an amazing experience, but watching @HallieJackson bring our daughter into the world with just an insane amount of strength and confidence was indescribably awesome. We’re so so excited to show Ro the world! https://t.co/Z8CYfAo0tE
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) March 11, 2020
In September 2005, he joined WWVU Radio serving as their radio reporter for the next 20 months before joining NBC News once again in April 2007, spending two months as their “Today Show” researcher before becoming their desk assistant.
In January 2009, Frank joined CBS News when he was offered the position of an associate producer, and he was with them for a year before returning to NBC News to serve as their producer on Haiti. He gained recognition after starting to work as the producer at House of Representatives for NBC News in June 2011 before switching to serving as Senate’s producer and off-air reporter in September 2014 and he has been holding the same position to this day.