General Facts and Figures
- Full name: Gillian Turner
- Net Worth: $1.5 Million
- Occupation: News Correspondent for Fox News and a national security consultant
- Birthday: September 6, 1982
- Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
- Birth Sign: Virgo
- Marital status: Unmarried
Gillian Turner is a current contributor and vice president for Fox News, and she served on the National Security Staff for both President Bush and President Obama. She is vice president for a global strategy firm named The Jones Group, and she is an expert analyst and contributor at Fox News. Her expertise centers on politics, but she is more than just a political consultant.
Turner was born on September 6, 1982, in Cape Town, South Africa (some publications claim it was New York City). Both of her parents are writers, and she was raised in New York City. She went to Columbia University and graduated in 2006, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics. Later on, she went back to South Africa to get her master’s degree from the University of Cape Town.
Turner spent some time studying ballet, and she even attended the School of American Ballet, which led to a stint with the Pennsylvania Ballet for one year. It was here that she learned to be tough and take criticism, thanks to the cutthroat world of ballet. She also studied belly dancing for a while, rounding out her love of dancing.
Her Career Gets Off to a Great Start
Gillian Turner started her political career in Washington, D.C., as a staff officer for the National Security Council, or NSC. She served for four years in two presidential administrations, starting with the Bush Administration. While she was a research assistant at the NSC, she was the youngest person to receive the National Security Council’s Outstanding Service Award.
While at the NSC, Turner got to visit roughly a dozen countries throughout Europe and the Middle East for a number of foreign policy-related activities. Outside of the Fox News studio, many people have no clue who she is, but that doesn’t mean that she hasn’t had a huge impact on the world of politics.
Her Personal Life
Turner is a dog lover and often posts photographs of her many beloved dogs, and she also enjoys posting pictures of her co-workers and friends. She loves to travel, and she apparently earns around $300,000 per year. Her net worth is approximately $1.5 million, according to estimates. Between her contributions to Fox News and her work with the Jones Group, her net worth seems to be going nowhere but up.
Turner is also a very attractive woman, standing at a stately 5’ 7” (some publications report 5’ 10”) and weighing approximately 125 pounds. She has the measurements 36-25-35, and she is the perfect combination of beauty and brains. Her college degrees prove she can compete with the big boys, and her great looks prove she is also a head-turner.
Her work with the Jones Group involves political consulting, advocacy, and lobbying services, and she is mostly in charge of services relating to customer relationship management. Her specialized knowledge includes areas such as energy policy issues, national security, and international affairs.
Fox News and More
As a contributor to Fox News, Turner discusses issues related to the stories of the day, and she has gone on shows such as Outnumbered, Media Buzz, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox & Friends, America’s Newsroom, Fox News Sunday, and The Five. After she left the NSC, she worked for the U.S. State Department in their division called the Bureau of Democracy for Human Rights and Labor.
While in the State Department, Turner served for the Albright Group, LLC, and the Office of Minority Leader. At the NSC, she worked as a liaison between Congress and the NSC, involving issues relating to foreign policy, national security, and many others. Her expertise on these and other issues are sought after by all types of political leaders who trust her knowledge to help them do their own jobs.
Here are some interesting facts about Miss Gillian Turner:
- She graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University.
- While at Columbia, she was a Sharp Fellow.
- She is very well versed in issues related to national security and international relations.
- She is especially knowledgeable about issues related to Africa and the Middle East.
- She hasn’t yet named her boyfriend/fiancé but has been open about the dogs she owns.
- Her master’s degree is in African Security Studies.
In 2016, the magazine The Hill listed Turner as one of the 50 most beautiful people in Washington, D.C. Between her talent for ballet, her two degrees, and her many contributions to the world of politics, Gillian Turner is a very versatile young lady, and she shows no signs of stopping or not padding her resume with other very fruitful opportunities.