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Who is Joe Scarborough?
Joe Scarborough is an American television host, attorney and a former politician who currently co-hosts MSNBC’s Morning Joe with his wife Mika Brzezinski. Before his current job, he hosted Scarborough Country still on MSNBC. Scarborough was also a former lawyer and politician serving in the U.S House of Representatives as a Republican for Florida’s 1st District from 1995 to 2001.
Scarborough was as well a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Harvard Institute of Politics. In 2011, Time 100 named him as one of the most influential people in the world.
Joe Scarborough’s Career
Scarborough joined the Florida Bar in 1991 where he practised law in Pensacola. His biggest and highest-profile case was when he briefly represented Michael F. Griffin after he murdered David Gunn in 1993. Scarborough’s political career also elevated when he helped with a petition drive which opposed a proposed 65% increase in Pensacola’s property taxes in late 1993.
Scarborough won the 1994 Republican primary elections for the position of Florida’s 1st congressional district. The seat became vacant when incumbent Earl Hutto announced his retirement after completing his eight terms. Scarborough defeated Pensacola Attorney Vince Whinns Jr who was Democratic Party’s candidate in the general elections. He won with 61% of the votes. Scarborough got reelected in 1996 with 72% of the votes and in 1998 and 2000 he only ran against write-in candidates. Scarborough received a 95% lifetime rating during his congressional career from the American Conservative Union. In addition, he also signed a contract with America.
He also served on the Judiciary, Armed Services and Education committees. Scarborough later became chairman of the Civil Service Committee in 1998. He was in fact, one of a group of about 40 Republican freshmen legislators who named themselves the New Federalists after The Federalist Papers. He was elected to be the political director of the new legislators. Scarborough also supported anti-abortion positions in congress including the Unborn Victims of Violence Act that made it a crime to harm an unborn fetus while committing other crimes.
Scarborough also supported a bill to force the withdrawal of the U.S from the United Nations after a four-year transition. In addition, he voted for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting to be self-sufficient through removing federal funding. While in congress, Scarborough got a number of awards including the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business. He also received the “Friend of the Taxpayer Award” from Americans for Tax Reform. In December 1998, he was one of the 228 members of the House who were involved in the voting to impeach Bill Clinton.
Scarborough announced his intention to resign five months into his fourth term in May 2001 to spend more time with his children. After his resignation, a special election to replace Scarborough was held in October 2001. Later on, July 11, 2017, while on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Scarborough announced that he was becoming an independent and was leaving the Republican Party.
While still in congress, Scarborough founded The Florida Sun in 1991 which was a free weekly Pensacola based newspaper. In 2001, the paper merged and is currently known as the Independent News. On leaving Congress, Scarborough became an environmental lawyer in Florida. Then in 2002, he received an appointment to the President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce. Later in 2003, he started his television career by launching Scarborough Country on MSNBC. He then started hosting Morning Joe in May 2007.
In August 2019, Scarborough received criticism after posting conspiracy-based tweets on the death of Jeffrey Epstein who was an American multimillionaire that was convicted as a sex offender. Later in January 2021, for enabling the attack of the U.S Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, Scarborough excoriated the Capitol Hill Police. He claimed a double standard that they would have likely dealt with the crowd more harshly if they were black or Muslims.
Scarborough was one of the rotating hosts auditioning for the vacated slot on MSNBC by Imus in the Morning in May 2007. In July 2007, Scarborough’s morning show won the slot. The show, named Morning Joe is a weekday morning news and talk show which airs from 6 a.m to 9 a.m Eastern Time. The show features Scarborough and his co-host Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist. Scarborough has covered presidential conventions and elections where he interviewed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015.
Scarborough and his co-host on Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski started hosting a two hour morning radio show on WABC on December 8, 2008, in New York City. He replaced John Gambling who was a 12-year veteran host. Later on April 26, 2010, the radio show got placed on hiatus.
On October 4, 2005, Scarborough released Rome Wasn’t Burned in a Day: the Real Deal on how Politicians, Bureaucrats, and other Washington Barbarians are Bankrupting America which was his 1st book. His second book title The Last Best Hope which he released on June 9, 2009. The book outlined Scarborough’s plan to help guide conservatives back to holding a political majority after facing defeat in the 2006 midterm elections as well as the 2008 presidential elections. In addition, Scarborough released his 3rd book on November 12, 2013, entitled, The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics—and Can Again. He later released his 4th book on November 24, 2020, named Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization.
On June 23, 2017, Scarborough released a debut EP, Mystified and the music video for the title track was released on the same day. For the next four years, he plans to release a new EP every month for the next four years.
How Old is Joe Scarborough?
Scarborough was born on April 9, 1963, in Atlanta. He is currently 57 years old.
Joe Scarborough’s Family
Who are Joe Scarborough’s parents?
Scarborough’s parents are George Francis Scarborough who is a businessman and Mary Joanna.
Does Joe Scarborough have siblings?
Scarborough has two siblings.
Joe Scarborough’s Education
Scarborough studied at Pensacola Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida. He later attended the University of Alabama where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1985. In addition, he also earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990.
Joe Scarborough’s wife
Scarborough married Melaine Hinton in 1986 and they had two sons. However, they divorced in 1999. Later in October 2001, he married Susan Waren who was a former aide to Jeb Bush, Florida Governor. They had a daughter in August 2003 and a son who was born in May 2008. Scarborough then divorced Waren in January 2013. He got engaged to his co-host Mika Brzezinski during a trip to Antibes, France. They then married on November 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Joe Scarborough’s Children – Kids
Scarborough has four children named Joey Scarborough, Andrew Scarborough, Katherine Clark Scarborough and Jack Scarborough.
Joe Scarborough’s Net Worth
Scarborough’s net worth is estimated at $25 million. He also earns a salary of $8 million annually.
Scarborough is 6 ft 3 inches tall and weighs around 84 kg.