• Jessica Tarlov is a renowned political analyst, strategist, and consultant, currently serving as a Fox News Channel contributor.
• She holds a Bachelor's degree in History, two Master's degrees in Political Science and Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
• She is a rotating co-host of Fox News' "The Five" and offers political analysis across Fox News Channel and FOX Business Network’s programming.
• She is married to Brian McKenna and has a daughter named Cleo Markie McKenna.
• She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Who is Jessica Tarlov?
A renowned political analyst, strategist, and consultant, who currently serves as a Fox News Channel contributor, Jessica Tarlov was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 9 March 1984, in Manhattan, New York City USA; she holds American nationality, and she comes from a family of Caucasian descent.
Jessica was raised in Manhattan by her parents Judith Roberts and Mark Tarlov, alongside her sister Molly who is an actress, perhaps known best for her role as Sadie Saxton in the series “Awkward”. Mark was a producer and director, known for “Christine”, “Serial Mom”, and “Copycat”, who sadly died on 31 July 2021. Jessica’s mother Judith is a writer and producer, perhaps known best for the fantasy comedy drama “Irresistible”, which was directed by her husband, Mark.
Speaking of Jessica’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2002, enrolled at the Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 2006, and then continued her education, to now hold two Master’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy, as well as Ph.D. in Government from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she studied from 2006 until 2012.
Jessica then worked as a Communications and Digital Strategist in London, United Kingdom, before returning to the US, as a Political Strategist for Douglas Schoen LLC, until 2017, when she began serving as the Vice President of Research and Consumer Insight for Bustle Digital Group.
In May 2017, Jessica joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, and she is currently a rotating co-host of “The Five”, a talk show which airs weekdays at 5 PM in which five commentators discuss political issues, pop culture, and current stories. The full-time hosts are Greg Gutfeld, Jesse Watters, Dana Perino, and Jeanine Pirro, while besides Jessica as rotating co-host, there are also Geraldo Rivera and Harold Ford Junior.
Jessica also offers political analysis across Fox News Channel and FOX Business Network’s programming, and she appears in shows such as “Cavuto Live”, “The Story with Martha MacCallum”, “Kennedy Live”, “Media Buzz”, “Hannity”, and “Outnumbered”.
Many people believe that Jessica is one of the few liberal voices on fox News, so the Washington Magazine often calls her ‘Fox’s lefty’, while other media say that she is a ‘beauty with brains’.
She was one of Fox New’s most outspoken advocates of the former US Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, during the presidential election in 2016, and in 2020, Jessica endorsed former Vice President, and the current President of the United States, Joe Biden.
In 2018, the book entitled “America in the Age of Trump: A Bipartisan Guide” was published, which Jessica co-wrote with Douglas Schoen.
Wedding and husband
Jessica hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies concerning her love life’ it’s widely known that before she met her future husband, Brian McKenna, she was in a long-term relationship with a Russian taekwondo athlete, Roman Vladimirovich Kuznetsov, born on 14 August 1989, in Irkutsk, Russia, but he currently resides in New York City.
He was the winner of the Bronze medal in the 2017 World Taekwondo Championship in the heavyweight category) and the same year, won the Gold medal in the Moscow, Russia, series of World Taekwondo Grand Prix.
He is also quite secretive when it comes to his personal matters, but once in 2018, he jokingly tweeted about his relationship with Jessica, saying: ‘Yea that’s crazy. I’ve dated @JessicaTarlov for less than 18 months and have already lost 10% of my hair. And yea every day is a battle here on the home front – but still nowhere as stressful as his civil war.’
Although many people assume that Roman is Jessica’s husband, the truth is that they broke-up, and that in 2019, Jessica met Brian, about whom we couldn’t find more information, but it’s known that the two tied the knot in May 2021.
As mentioned, Jessica prefers to keep her private life away from the media’s attention, so it was quite surprising when on 9 September 2021, her co-fellow form “The Five”, Dana Perino, revealed that Jessica was pregnant.
They were talking about new things they had all done during the Coronavirus pandemic, and Jesse Waters spoke about having a baby and writing a book, and in one moment Dana Perino turned to Jessica and asked her: ‘Jessica, you try anything new? I mean, you got something new coming.’, and then Jessica, clearly shocked began to laugh and answered: ‘Yeah, and now the audience knows!’
Dana appeared genuinely not know that Jessica’s pregnancy was a secret, and she apologized.
On 8 December 2021, Jessica’s fellows from “The Five” threw a surprise baby shower on air, and the funniest was the gift from Greg Gutfeld, who gave her a framed, autographed photo of himself, adding that he insist that the photo must be put right next to the crib.
On 11 December 2021, Jessica gave birth to her daughter named Cleo Markie McKenna – her middle name is in honor of Jessica’s father, Mark Tarlov.
The cast of “The Five” congratulated Jessica and Brian, and showed a photo of the baby Cleo, saying that both the new mum and the baby are feeling great.
Jessica doesn’t have no Instagram account, but a Twitter account, and she often posts photos of her family, and you can also see updates about her work.
Age, height, and net worth
Jessica’s age is 38; she has long brown hair and brown eyes, weighs around 125lbs (58kgs) and is 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-27-36.
According to sources, Jessica has an annual salary of $80,000 as a contributor to Fox News, and earned a decent amount of money working as a political strategist, so as of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.