John Stossel Biography
John Stossel is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit, known for his career on both ABC News and Fox Business Channel. He combines reporting and commentary. This reflects a libertarian political philosophy and views on economics which are largely supportive of the free market. He started his journalism career as a researcher for KGW-TV.
He was a consumer reporter at WCBS-TV in New York City and later joined ABC News as a consumer editor and reporter on Good Morning America. Stossel continued to be an ABC News correspondent, joining the weekly news magazine program 20/20, going on to become co-anchor.
Stossel left his long-time employment at ABC News to join the Fox Business Channel in October 2009, as the host of a weekly news show on Fox Business, Stossel, which was broadcast from December 10, 2009, to December 16, 2016.
Stossel also provides analysis, appearing on various other Fox News Channel programs regularly, including weekly appearances on The O’Reilly Factor. He also writes a Fox News blog, knows as “John Stossel’s Take”.
Stossel has received numerous honors for his consumer reporting, including 19 Emmy Awards and five awards from the National Press Club as a reporter. He has written three books describing how his experiences in journalism shaped his socioeconomic views, Give Me a Break in 2004, Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity in 2007, and No They Can’t! Why Government Fails but Individuals Succeed in 2012. He has also worked as a spokesman for the Stuttering Foundation of America.
John Stossel Age
Stossel was born on 6th March 1947 in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He is 71 years of year 2018.
John Stossel Family
Stossel was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He is the younger of two sons, to Jewish parents who left Germany before Hitler rose to power. In the U.S they joined a Congregationalist church in the and Stossel was raised Protestant. He was brought up in Chicago’s affluent North Shore.
John Stossel Education
He graduated from New Trier High School where he was raised. Stossel characterizes Tom his older brother, as the superstar of the family commenting that whhile he partied and played poker, his brother studied hard, got top grades, and went to Harvard Medical School.
He indetified himself as having been an indifferent student while in college, commenting that he, daydreamed through half of his classes at Princeton, and applied to grad school only because he was ambitious, and grad school seemed like the right path for a 21-year-old who wanted to get ahead.
He was sick of school and thought taking a job would inspire him to embrace graduate studies with renewed vigor. although he had been accepted to the University of Chicago’s School of Hospital Management.
John Stossel Fox News
It was announced that Stossel was leaving Disney’s ABC News and joining News Corp.’s Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network in September 2009 . Besides appearing on The O’Reilly Factor every Tuesday night, he also hosted a one-hour weekly program for Fox Business Network and a series of one-hour specials for Fox News Channel, as well as making regular guest appearances on Fox News programs.
In December 10, 2009, Stossel, debuted the program, on Fox Business Network. This program examined issues related to individual freedom, free market capitalism and small government, such as civil liberties, the business of health care, and free trade. On December 16, 2016 the final episode premiered.
At the end of the final episode, a retrospective that spotlighted moments from seven years of the program, Stossel explained that due to his age, he wanted to help develop a younger generation of journalists with his views, and would continue to appear as a guest on Fox programs, and also help produce content for Reason TV. His blog, known as “Stossel’s Take”, is published on both FoxBusiness.com and FoxNews.com
John Stossel Net Worth
He has a net worth of $4 million he is probably most famous for being a long-time reporter on ABC News and best selling author. Back in 2009 he left ABC to join Fox News
John Stossel Wife
He lives in New York City with his wife, Ellen Abrams. The couple have two children, Lauren and Max. They also have a home in Massachusetts.
Stossel came to embrace his family’s Ashkenazi Jewish heritage after marrying a jewish wife, and their children have been raised in that tradition.
John Stossel Cancer
John Stossel revealed that he had been a victim of severe illness: lung cancer on 20 April 2016. In an article that wrote from his hospital bed he shared about his illness and his battle against cancer
He was stating his gratefulness and appreciating the best treatments that he received from one of the best hospital in the world- Presbyterian Hospital, he assured that although his lung cancer took ‘a fifth of his lung,’ he was recovering well–triumphed against his illness.
However, sentences later, he switched on his ‘consumer reporter’ side as he made jibes about ‘socialist’ hospitals and their ‘terrible customer service.’.
This is an excerpt from his article explaining how health insurance is the central core of America’s illness:
“Leftists say the solution to such problems is government health care. But did they not notice what happened at Veterans Affairs? Bureaucrats let veterans die, waiting for care. When the scandal was exposed, they didn’t stop. USA Today reports that the abuse continues. Sometimes the VA’s suicide hotline goes to voicemail.
Patients will have a better experience only when more of us spend our own money for care. That’s what makes markets work.”
A few months late after recovering from his illness , he also thanked his wife, who had convinced him to go to the doctor.
In an interview, with TVNewser on Friday, he shared that his wife had been “overanxious that he get a CAT scan for a cough” only to realize that he had lung cancer; the quick diagnosis of the illness was one of the many reasons as to how he triumphed against cancer.
As of 2018, John is living a healthy life alongside his family!
John Stossel Wrestling
When David Schultz slapped John Stossel, Wrestling fans applauded. The truth of the wrestling industry is that it is a hard business and the contact is real. The moves are dangerous. People get hurt seriously and often. There may be scripts such as “A slaps B.” The slap is scripted, but it is real.
That is the point Schultz was making. Wrestling is real, as far as the physical part. John Stossel found that out the hard way by insinuating that it was not. However, Schultz did act against the law. Stossel was justified in his lawsuit. Awarding $425000 was entirely too much. If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay off the porch.
John Stossel Religion
In December 16, 2010 he identified himself as an agnostic, episode of Stossel, explaining that he had no belief in God but was open to the possibility.
John Stossel Show
He host a Weekly American talk show know as Stossel, highlighting current consumer issues with a libertarian viewpoint.
John Stossel Smoker
Stossel says he has never smoked. The fact is that many people get lung cancer without tobacco ever touching their lips. Two recent studies show that as many as 28% of lung cancer patients are nonsmokers.
John Stossel Global Warming
Kennedy calls John Stossel a liar. Kennedy says that science of global warming is settled. He also says that on every mountain range on earth, the glaciers are shrinking.
He asks about Kennedy’s statement that global warming deniers are traitors who should be charged with treason. Kennedy doesn’t deny it.
He said that he just thought Kennedy is silly about a lot of things that they shouldn’t turn our freedom and our lives over to Robert Kennedy.
John Stossel Books
- Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media… (Paperback ed.). Harper Paperbacks. 2005. ISBN 978-0-06-052915-4.
- Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know is Wrong (Paperback ed.). Hyperion. 2007. ISBN 978-0-7868-9393-5.
- No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails – But Individuals Succeed. Threshold Editions. 2012. ISBN 1451640943.
John Stossel Full Episodes
- Give Me a Break” – regular segment
- “You Can’t Even Talk About It” – 2009
- “Bailouts and Bul” (in association with ReasonTV) – 2009
- “Age of Consent” – 2009
- “John Stossel’s Politically Incorrect Guide to Politics” – 2008
- “Sex in America” – 2008
- “Sick in America, Whose Body Is It Anyway?” – 2007
- “Cheap In America” – 2006 & 2007
- “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity” – 2007
- “Stupid in America: How We Cheat Our Kids” – 2006
- “Privilege in America: Who’s Shutting You Out?” – 2006
- “War on Drugs: A War on Ourselves” – 2002
- Freeloaders” – 2001
- “John Stossel Goes to Washington” – Early 2001
- “You Can’t Say That!” – 2000
- “Is America #1?” – 1999
- “Greed” – 1999
- “Common Sense” – 1995
- “Nuts for Nintendo” – 1988
- “Are We Scaring Ourselves to Death?”
- “Junk Science: What You Know That May Not Be So”
- “Boys and Girls Are Different”
- The Power of Belief”
John Stossel Height
He stands at a height of 5′ 10½” (1.79 m
John Stossel Quotes
- People acting in their own self-interest is the fuel for all the discovery, innovation, and prosperity that powers the world.
- Competition leads both drug companies and private regulators to be trustworthy. If they are not trustworthy, they die.
- People like getting what they think is free stuff from government.
- The happiest stutterers, I learned, are those who are willing to stutter in front of others.
- Happiness comes when we test our skills towards some meaningful purpose.
- I’m an American. I’m for prosperity. I’ve discovered, from 40 years of reporting, that what creates prosperity is limited government.