Kimberly Guilfoyle is a popular personality on American cable news, best known as one of the co-hosts of The Five weeknights on the Fox News channel. There was talk in May and June 2017 of her joining the White House team as press secretary but she opted for a long-term deal with Fox instead.
She was formerly an Assistant District Attorney with the San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Offices and wrote the national bestseller, Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate.
Kimberly has also modelled for Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Bio
- Birth Name: Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle
- Date of Birth: 9 March 1969
- Star Sign: Aries
- Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, USA
- Height: 5′ 2″ (1.57 m)
- Weight: 143 lbs (65 kgs)
- Measurements: 36-25-35 (91-64-89 cm)
- Breast Size: 36 (allegedly enhanced)
- Bra Size: 32C
- Dress size: 8
- Hair Color: Brown
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Marital Status: Divorced twice
Kimberly Guilfoyle Net Worth
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million.
The major part of her income comes from her salary as co-host of Fox News’s The Five, which is estimated to be around $840, 500 annually or approximately $70,000 per month.
She also earns royalties from the two books she has authored, Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate and Making the Case: How to Advocate for Yourself in Work and Life. The first was a national bestseller.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Education
Kimberly Guilfoyle went to Mercy High School in Westlake, san Francisco. And is a 1994 Juris Doctor graduate from the University of San Francisco Law School. She received a magna cum laude degree from the University of California, Davis.
Kimberly has also studied in Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Career
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s first foray into employment was during her college and law school years and very far from the glamour of the Victoria’s Secret catwalk and the studios of Fox News. Her first job was at a deli, but the beauty with brains quickly moved from hostess to waitress and then to manager.
She also worked briefly as a high school teacher before venturing into modelling.
Kimberly interned at the San Francisco District Attorney’s office while she was in law school. She joined them as a prosecutor after getting her degree. That first stint was short-lived as she and thirteen other prosecutors were fired by newly- elected District Attorney, Terence Hallinan in 1996.
From 1996 to 2000, she worked as a Deputy District Attorney at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Her work on narcotics, robbery and homicide cases garnered praise and recognition and she is a recipient of the Prosecutor of the Month award, among others.
Hallinan re-hired Kimberly to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 2000, this time as an Assistant District Attorney. In 2001-2002, she worked under lead prosecutor, James Hammer on People vs. Noel and Knoller, a dog-mauling murder trial that received worldwide coverage. They successfully prosecuted the defendants.
Kimberly’s courtroom career ended in 2004 when she moved to New York. She was instead employed as a legal consultant for CNN, ABC, MSNBC and Court TV, covering some of the highest profile cases, including O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway, Kobe Bryant and Scott Peterson.
In January 2006, Fox News Channel chose Kimberly to host their weekend show, The Lineup, which had already been running for a year. She has also contributed to FoxNews.com’s Hitting the Headlines and Breaking News.
With her background in law, she has also become one of Fox’s chief legal analysts; her opinions have been featured on the O’Reilly Factor’s ‘Is It Legal’ segment, Hannity and Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.
In 2011, the channel chose her as one of the co-hosts of their brand new 9 PM weeknight show, The Five. It was an immediate runaway hit, capturing over half a million viewers in the key 25-54 demographic and 2.5 million viewers overall.
It has catapulted Kimberly into the limelight that she enjoys today. Suzanne Scott, the Fox’s President of Programming attributes a large part of the program’s success to Kimberly’s contributions and describes her as a “huge asset”.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s first husband, Gavin Newsom, was elected Mayor of San Francisco in the second year of their marriage, making her First lady of San Francisco until their divorce.
In May and June of 2017, there had been talk of Kimberly joining the White House as part of its media relations team. She said that she is a patriot and that it would be an honor to serve the country in that role.
However, in late June, she announced that she had signed a long-term deal with Fox and would be continuing with her shows with that channel.
Parents and Siblings
Kimberly Guilfoyle was raised by her single-parent father for most of her life. Her mother, Mercedes, passed away from leukemia when she was just eleven years old.
Her father, Tony Guilfoyle, was born in County Clare, Ireland and came to the United States as a 20-year old. He joined the Army and served four years before turning to construction and then to real estate. Tony passed away in 2008.
Kimberly has a younger brother, Anthony Guilfoyle.
Kimberly Guilfoyle has been married twice, first to Gavin Newsom from December 2001 to February 2006, and then to Eric Villency from May 2006 to 2009.
Gavin Newsom was a city supervisor when they were married but was elected in December 2003 to the office of Mayor of San Francisco. He was the youngest person to ever be elected to that position.
In filing for divorce in January 2005, Kimberly stated the strain of prolonged long distance separation (she was working in New York while Gavin was in San Francisco). The divorced was finalized a year later in February 2006.
Kimberly married Eric Villency, heir to a furniture store empire, in 2006. Eric is 6 years her junior. The couple had a son, Ronan Anthony Villency on October 4, 2006. They divorced in 2009.
Kimberly has no other children.
Kimberly says her favorite TV show is The Love Boat from the 70s and loves Howard Stern. She is a huge boxing fan and describes herself as a great boss.