Fred Barnes Bio, Education, Career, Age, Spouse, Height and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Fred Barnes. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Fred Barnes do for a living?
  2. Who are Fred Barnes’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Fred Barnes’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Fred Barnes married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does Fred Barnes have any children?
  6. Where is Fred Barnes now?
  7. How tall is Fred Barnes?
  8. How much money does Fabio earn?
  9. What is Fred Barnes’s net worth?

N/B: Please read the entire post to have all your questions answered.

Who is Fred Barnes?

Fred Barnes (Fredrick Wood) is an American political commentator. Fred was also the executive editor of the defunct news publication The Weekly Standard. He regularly appears on the Fox News Channel program Special Report with Bret Baier.

Prior he was co-hosting The Beltway Boys alongside Mort Kondracke which aired on the Fox News Networks. He is also a prolific writer n presidential and many other political topics as well,


Fred began his career as a journalist and after working for a long period as a journalist with The Charleston News and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. He later became a reporter for Washington Star where he covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the star. After that, he moved to Baltimore Sun where he was a National political contributor.

In 1985 he became a senior editor and a White House correspondent for the New Republic until 1995. Furthermore, Fred was the one who wrote the “Presswatch” media column for the American Spectator. Moreover, in 1985 he became a panelist on the public affair show The McLaughlin Group until 1998 where the host of the show used to refer to him as Freddy “the beadle” Barnes. Fred was the host of a radio show What’s the Story for Radio America and currently, he is a moderator for the Voice of America show Issues in the News.

Fred was appointed in 1984, to be one of the three panelists interviewing the then-president Ronald Reagan and his Challenger Walter Mondale in the first Nationally televised debate of the 1984 presidential campaign. He has also made a cameo appearance in the Hollywood films Dave, Getting away with the Murder, and also Independence Day.


 A Photo of Freds Barne
A Photo of Freds Barne

Fredd wrote a favorable biography about president George W Bush in 2006. The biography was titled Rebel in Chief when Isaac Chotiner was reviewing it in The Washington Monthly he described it as “fawning and at a time unintentionally amusing”, and also describing its author as “perfect Bush hack”. Barne is a member of the board of the Institute on Religion and Democracy. He is also a member of the board of trustee of The Fund for Ameican Studies where he serves as Senior Fellow

In the 2008, presidential election Fred was the only political pundit out of 27 categorized by the Huffington Post including Ed Rollins, Mathew Dowd, George Will, Alex Castellanos, and others to predict the victory for U.S President. In addition, Fred also mistakenly predicted that Mitt Romney would win during the 2012 presidential election.

Barnes has 98 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library his first appearance was in the 1983 Call-In and in 1995 was the year he made the most Videos as s Senior Editor for The New Republic. In 2013 was the year he made most views per program as Executive Editor for the Weekly Standard.

Fred Barnes Age

He was born on 1st February 1943 (age 78 years ) in Virginia, United States

Fred Barnes Family


Barnes’s father was an air force officer, however, the information about his family is still private.

Fred Barnes Education

He attended the St. Stephens School in Alexandria where he graduated in 1960. After that, he spent two years in the U.S Army and he joined the University of Virginia where he majored in History. Fred was also a senior Nieman Fellow at Havard University.

Fred  Spouse

Barnes is married to his happily married Barbara Barnes.

Fred Barnes Children

Due to his secretive nature, the information about his children is not available

Fred Barnes Height

Barnes stands at 5feets and 11inches

Fred Barnes Net Worth

He has a net worth of $ 1.97 million.

Fred Barnes Twitter