Kimberly Guilfoyle Biography
Kimberly Guilfoyle (Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle) is an American television news personality and attorney who co-hosted The Five on Fox News. She left Fox News on July 20, 2018.
Guilfoyle later joined America First Policies, a pro-Trump super PAC, to campaign for Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.
Before entering television, Guilfoyle was a prosecuting attorney in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She served as an assistant District Attorney in San Francisco from 2000–04. She is the ex-wife of California politician Gavin Newsom and was First Lady of San Francisco during Newsom’s first two years as mayor of that city.
Guilfoyle began work at Fox News in 2006 until July 2018, at which time a Fox spokesman stated that the network had “parted ways” with her.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Age
Guilfoyle was born on March 9, 1969, in San Francisco, California, United States. She is 54 years old as of 2023.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Height
Guilfoyle stands at a height of 1.7 m.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Family
Guilfoyle was born to a Puerto Rican mother, Mercedes Guilfoyle, and an Irish father, Anthony “Tony” Guilfoyle, and was raised in her parents’ Roman Catholic faith.
Her mother, Mercedes, taught special education and died of leukemia when Guilfoyle was eleven. “My mother was just everything to me, I loved her so much, I always wanted to be around her. I loved how I saw people react to her. She was a warm woman who worked in education with people with emotional challenges. I got my sense of giving back and how when you have many blessings, pay it forward”, Guilfoyle said in a 2015 interview.
Her father was born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in 1957 at the age of 20 against the wishes of his family. In 1958, despite not yet holding U.S. nationality and still an Irish citizen, her father was drafted and served for four years in the U.S. Army.
After being discharged from the army, her father took up work in the construction trades, and later became a real estate investor and a close advisor to Mayor Newsom, until his death in 2008.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Husband
Guilfoyle has been married two times. In 2001, she married Gavin Newsom, then a San Francisco city supervisor; Newsom was elected mayor of San Francisco in 2003. While married to Newsom, Guilfoyle went by the name Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom.
In January 2005, citing the strain of a bi-coastal marriage, she filed for divorce from Newsom. Their divorce was finalized on February 28, 2006.
Guilfoyle was previously married to furniture heir Eric Villency. They got married on May 27, 2006, in Barbados. Guilfoyle gave birth to her first child, Ronan Anthony, on October 4, 2006. In June 2009, Guilfoyle and Villency announced that they were separating, and their divorce was finalized later that year.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Dating/ Engaged
In May 2018, news leaked that Kimberly Guilfoyle was dating Donald Trump Jr., after the two attended an event together. Trump was still married but separated from his wife Vanessa Trump at the time. Guilfoyle had been friends with the couple and the Trump family for years.
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle are engaged, it is unclear on when the couple got engaged.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Salary
Guilfoyle earns an $8.40 lacs salary form the Fox News Channel.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Net Worth
Guilfoyle has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars which she has earned from her dedicated career as a TV personality. She does not only has one source of income as she also does other work.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Education
Guilfoyle grew up in the Mission District and Westlake and is a graduate of Mercy High School. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Davis, and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1994.
While in law school, Guilfoyle interned at the San Francisco district attorney’s office, as well as doing modelling work for Macy’s, and wearing Victoria’s Secret underwear in a bridal magazine.
Guilfoyle later studied at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland, where she published research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Law Career
After law school, Kimberly Guilfoyle briefly worked as a prosecutor in San Francisco, but lost her job in 1996 when Terence Hallinan was elected District Attorney and fired 14 of the city’s prosecutors.
She then spent four years in Los Angeles as a Deputy District Attorney, working on adult and juvenile cases, including domestic violence, narcotics, kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault, arson, and homicide cases. Guilfoyle received several awards at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, including Prosecutor of the Month.
In 2000, she was re-hired by Hallinan in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, where she served as an Assistant District Attorney from 2000 to 2004. While Assistant D.A., Guilfoyle earned a conviction while co-prosecuting with James Hammer in the 2002 case People v. Noel and Knoller, a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling that received international attention. In 2008, she was a member of La Raza Lawyers Association.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Fox News
In January 2004, she moved to New York to host the program Both Sides on Court TV, as well as to work as a legal analyst on Anderson Cooper 360°. In February 2006, Guilfoyle joined Fox News as host of the weekend show The Lineup. The Lineup was eventually canceled.
Kimberly remained a regular contributor for the network and was later picked up as co-host of The Five, in 2011. She remained a host on the show until 2018. In 2014, Guilfoyle began co-hosting Outnumbered regularly, until the show settled on more permanent hosts.
Guilfoyle also appeared weekly on the recurring segment “Is it Legal?” on The O’Reilly Factor until that show’s cancellation in 2017, and as a weekly Thursday guest on Brian Kilmeade’s Kilmeade and Friends radio show. She guest-hosted Hannity, Justice with Judge Jeanine, On the Record, and Fox and Friends.
In 2015, she released a semi-autobiographical book titled “Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate” on her experiences growing up, working as a prosecutor, and encouraging people to always advocate for themselves.
On June 29, 2017, it was announced on that Guilfoyle signed a long-term contract extension with Fox.
As of the spring of 2018, Guilfoyle appeared nightly on The Five.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Departure from Fox News
Kimberly Guilfoyle left Fox News in July 2018, reportedly to work for a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC. A week after her announcement, though, the Huffington Post reported claims by an anonymous source who said that she did not leave the network voluntarily, but rather had been forced out due to allegations that she had engaged in sexual harassment.”
This was countered by other anonymous sources in The Daily Beast, where it was reported that her enemies within Fox had actively planted negative stories and started a whisper campaign against Guilfoyle, exaggerating her alleged misbehavior.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Possible position in the Trump administration
In December 2016, it was reported that Kimberly Guilfoyle was being considered to serve as press secretary for President Donald Trump. Sean Spicer was ultimately selected.
On the May 12, 2017 edition of The Five, co-host Bob Beckel hinted that Guilfoyle turned the job down. However, in an interview with Bay Area News Group on May 15, 2017, Kimberly confirmed she was in contact with the White House about the position following Spicer’s resignation.
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country”, Guilfoyle said. “I think it’d be a fascinating job, it’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”
However, on May 19, she said she is under contract with Fox; indicating she turned down the White House. One month later she extended her contract with Fox.
In 2018, The Washington Post described Kimberly Guilfoyle as a “conservative cheerleader for President Trump.”
Kimberly Guilfoyle Movie
She appeared in the 2004 film Happily Even After playing a public defender opposite Ed Asner and Shirley Temple’s niece, Marina Temple Black. The film was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Book
- 2015: Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate
- 2015: Making the Case: How to Advocate for Yourself in Work and Life Kimberly Guilfoyle
Kimberly Guilfoyle Dance
Guilfoyle went viral for dancing at at Freedom Fest 2022 in Kentucky. She was the speaker at the event and she seemed to be in a groovy mood. A lot of people were surprised by the sudden dance and they made sure to comment after the video went viral.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Cropped Out
Ivanka Trump posted a picture of her half-sisster’s wedding, Tiffany Trump, in which she cropped out her brother’s fiance’ Kimberly. People were shocked by her action to which she later posted the samephoto but with Guilfoyle included.