Juan Williams is one of the leading journalists in the United States. He has been associated with several TV Networks such as Fox News where he currently works as a co-host of the panel talk show, The Five. He has made appearances on other programs including the news and political commentary program hosted by Bret Baier titled, Special Report. Juan also frequents other TV stations as a guest and they include The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).
Williams also makes contributions to many widely read journals such as The Atlantic Monthly and GQ. He has penned down several books and TV documentaries that have earned him some public recognition. As a result of his valuable contributions to the society, the renowned TV personality has been bestowed with many honorary doctorates from various institutions and has also been associated with the New York Civil Rights Coalition where he serves as a Board of Director.
Background of Juan Williams, The Five Presenter
The Primetime Emmy Award-winning writer is the son of Akin Jules and Sharon Williams. He was born and named Juan Antonio Williams in Colón, Panama on the 10th of April 1954. He is a graduate of Oak Friends School, New York and he later furthered his education at Haverford College, Pennsylvania where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Juan Williams began his career at the Washington post, taking different roles which include working as a correspondent who covers national events and equally the White House. He also took up editorial roles during his long-term spell at the news agency which spanned over two decades.
Afterward, Williams was recruited by the National Public Radio in the year 2000. There, he started hosting the talk radio program titled, Talk of the Nation. He later climbed through the ranks and began serving as a senior correspondent covering national events. Following a series of controversies, his appointment was terminated in 2010. Meanwhile, while at the radio station, Juan Williams was partly working for Fox News as an analyst. So immediately he was relieved of his duties by the radio station, Fox News recruited him as a member of their staff, having been associated with them since 1997.
He has gained a lot of recognition as the co-host of the American panel talk show, The Five alongside Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Jesse Watters who serves as the panel that discusses current stories, political issues, and pop culture. He has been featured on other programs aired on the TV network such as Sunday morning talk show known as Fox News Sunday, Special Report hosted by Bret Baier and others. Juan has also served as the fill-in host of The O’Reilly Factor.
In addition, Juan Williams has gained a reputation for penning down the scripts of several TV documentaries which includes Riot to Recovery and Dying for Healthcare, Civil Rights and The Press, among others. Similarly, he has penned down several books including I’ll Find a Way or Make One: A Tribute to Historically Black Colleges and Universities – published in 2004 by HarperCollins, Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black American – and What We Can Do About It; published in 2007 by The Three Rivers Press and This Far by Faith: Stories from the African American Religious Experience – published by the Harper Paperback in 2003.
Williams also worked for multiple notable journals like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as a writer. As a result of his contributions to the journalism field, he has been honored with many accolades such as Education Writers of America Award, FrontPage Award by the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild and others. Throughout his career, Williams has been a target of much controversies and one, for instance, is the sexual harassment charges filed against him by many of his female colleagues while at The Washington Post, for which he tendered an apology to them through a publication.
What is Juan Williams’ Salary and How Much is He Worth?
Juan Williams who is presently working for Fox News signed an initial three-year contract worth $2 million with the News Network in 2010. However, his other contract extensions, as well as his salary, are yet to be disclosed to the public. From his various line of works, Williams has been able to gather the sum of $2 million as his financial value.
Juan Williams is happily married to his soul mate, Susan Delise. The pair tied the knot in July 1978 and have since expanded their family with the arrival of their daughter, Rae and two sons named, Antonio and Raphael Williams.