Who is Tony Berlin?
Tony Berlin is a former journalist and TV personality, perhaps best recognized as the host of the program “Good Morning America”. He additionally rose to prominence as the husband of the newscaster Harris Faulkner. Tony was born under the Zodiac sign Sagittarius on 9 December 1968, in Los Angeles, California, USA, so holds American nationality, and as of early 2021, he’s 52 years old.
Early life and Familyt
Tony was raised with an older sister by their mother, as his parents divorced when he was young. Growing up, he developed a strong interest in reporting and public participation. As he wasn’t shy in front of the camera, he embraced the attention and the spotlight. In 2002 he matriculated from Amphitheater High School, and opted for a career in reporting.
Tony attended the Poynter Institute, taking a course in broadcasting, but before completing his studies, he moved to Occidental College to focus more on political science. After obtaining his degree, he landed an internship with PBS News on their hourly program, then furthered his knowledge by in 1993 enrolling at the American University School of Communication in Massachusetts, to study Public Policy and Journalism.
One of his first professional jobs was hosting ABC’s morning show “Good Morning America”, which features news, forecasts, stories and interviews. It also includes a segment focusing on subjects such as pop culture, lifestyle, and entertainment. For many early birds, this show has been an essential part of their morning, and since 2012 has been one of the most-watched morning shows. This role of a host catapulted Tony into stardom, as he started landing other job opportunities. However, in 1995 he transitioned to CBS News affiliate WHIO-TV, based in Dayton, Ohio, where he worked for three years.
Continuing his long-running affiliation with CBS News, he then worked with another station, WCCO-TV as a lead reporter and anchor, followed by his work as a field reporter for WCBS-TV Channel 2 based in New York.
After his seven-year long employment at WCCO-TV, Tony dove into public relations. Working in Padilla Spear Beardsley further enriched his knowledge on brand strategies, communication, and advertising. With 11 years of experience in journalism under his belt, he began working as a manager of media relations at Credit.com. It does not come as a surprise that he was soon promoted to the director of media relations, and later president. His job description included booking TV appearances and interviews for financial experts.
Judging from his Twitter account, he shares a genuine interest in financial issues and economics, as he often posts articles about the market, tips and advice for dealing with debt and investments.
As a capable reporter and expert in media relations, in January 2011 he branched out and launched his own company called “Berlin Media Relations”, which focuses on marketing, public affairs, and design, securing the top-tier national key regional and local media placements. As stated in his web site, “Tony’s brand of public relations combines his unique understanding of behind-the-scenes television, and an unparalleled list of contacts. In television, it’s all about the right timing and right person to pitch to, and Tony’s contacts are second to none.”
His marriage to Harris Faulkner
Reportedly, Tony and Harris met in 2001, at a Karaoke Bar in Minneapolis while working at ABC. Soon after they began dating, and on 12 April 2003, they tied the knot in a private ceremony at a resort in Rio Rica, Arizona. This choice of place was carefully picked, as most of their extended family lives in Arizona, who they often visit. The couple has welcomed two daughters; Bella was born in 2007, and Danika in 2010.
Both of their daughters were baptized in Arizona as well; Harris posted a throwback photo to her Instagram with captions, “When you promise to give the Lord your life, He keeps his promise, too. #baby #baptismday Chapel in our hometown in southern #Arizona.”
In a 2019 interview with People magazine, Faulkner talked about the great blessing in their lives such as raising ‘biracial babies’:” It’s beautiful for any parent to get the opportunity to have those loved ones in our lives. I’m with someone who is religiously Jewish and racially different from me. We look like a Benetton ad from the 1990s — very colorful.”
Would you like to know his net worth?
According to sources, his net worth is estimated at around $5 million, which he’s earned working as a reporter and host, but also as the CEO of his own company. On the other hand, his wife’s estimated net worth is around $6 million, accumulated through her long career as a reporter and anchor.
Additionally, they own a house about 20 miles north of the border with Mexico, but the family currently lives in New Jersey, and their house was featured in the 2017 article In Closer Weekly. Their 4,300-square-foot property includes four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a rooftop deck.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Tony is 6ft 4ins tall (195cm). His hair is brown, and his eyes are brown. When it comes to his interests, he is a great sports fan; he likes basketball, and in an interview with Fan Sided, he disclosed that he is a die-hard fan of the Arizona Wildcats. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and posting it on his social media.
Regarding his political views, Tony is a Democrat.
Tony is mostly active on Twitter which counts nearly 2,000 followers. His Instagram account is private and has over 500 followers. On the other hand, his wife is very active on Instagram, and has over 100,000 followers, posting photos weekly.
Briefly about Harris Faulkner
Harris Kimberly Faulkner is a prominent reporter and TV host, perhaps best recognized for her affiliation with Fox News Channel. She was born under the Zodiac sign Libra on 13 October 1965, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Her father, Bob Harris, was a US Army officer and aviator, who served in Vietnam. Harris’s mother passed away in 2016. Since she was a child, she dreamt of pursuing a career in journalism, with ambitions of having her own show. Harris also developed great writing proficiency and aptitude growing up, so after matriculating, she enrolled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and graduated with BA degree in Mass Communications.
Harris launched her career as a freelance business writer with LA Weekly, and soon transitioned to the TV stage, and began working as an intern at KCOP-TV in Los Angeles.
In her pursuit of better opportunities, she moved to Greenville, North Carolina, and worked as an anchor at WINCT-TV.
Then in 1992 she began working for Kansas City WDAF-TV as an evening anchor. During her employment there, she was a victim of harassment as she was stalked by a former acquaintance. Her next employment was at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, where she worked until July 2004. In the following year, she joined Fox News as a correspondent for the revival of “A Current Affair”, covering some of the major events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions, and the death of Whitney Houston in 2012.
In 2011 she anchored her first solo newscast, “Fox Report Weekend”. She also worked as a substitute anchor for Shepard Smith in “Shepard Smith Reporting”, and for Martha MacCallum in “The Story”.
In 2014 she started working as one of the hosts on the daytime Fox News show entitled “Outnumbered”. Interestingly, in 2015 she filed a lawsuit against toy manufacturer Hasbro, for unauthorized use of her name for a plastic hamster toy. The lawsuit was settled in the following year, and the company ceased production of the toys. In 2017 she became the reporter of “Outnumbered Overtime”, a program designed as a roundtable discussion featuring the latest and greatest top stories. As of 2021, she launched her own show called “The Faulkner Focus”.
During her lengthy career, she has won numerous awards, including six Emmys and the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Lifetime Achievement Award for her humanitarian efforts.
Besides her prolific reporting career, she is also a renowned writer, and has published two books: “Breaking News: God Has a Plan: An Anchorwoman’s Journey Through Faith”, and “9 Rules of Engagement: A Military Brat’s Guide to Life and Success.”