Gillian Turner

Gillian Turner

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Gillian Turner is a famous American Television personality, Journalist, News Correspondent for Fox News, and national security consultant. Gillian Turner is best known for serving in the position of the National Security Council Staffer during the era of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama presidencies.

Early Life and Childhood

Gillian Turner came to this world on 6 September 1982. She is from Cape Town, South Africa. Turner is currently 38 years old and her birth sign is Virgo. She was born to a mom who worked as an author. Turner spent her childhood with her family in New York City and received her Primary School Education there.

When she was 7years old, she aspired to be a professional dancer; she was inspired by Wendy Whelan, Maria Kowroski, and Peter Boal. She started taking dancing lessons when she was 8 years old. And, after graduating from Secondary school, Turner danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet for a year.

Eventually, she took a different path during her college years. She graduated from Columbia University in New York in Comparative Politics. And n then completed her Master’s in African Security Studies from the University of Capetown, South Africa. Therefore, this helped develop her foundation in politics.

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Caption: Gillian Turner posing for a photo with her pet dogs. Source: Instagram

Career

Turner worked in the U.S House of Representatives in the office of the Minority leader, U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, the Albright Group, LLC, and Human Rights, and Labor. In the office of the National Security Advisor, she worked as a Research assistant during the administration of George W. Bush. And, under the Barack Obama Administration, she has served for Legislature Affairs at the National Security Council as the Acting Director.

Turner had received National Security Council Outstanding Service Award. Moreover, she was chosen as one of The Hill’s 50 Most Beautiful in 2016. Presently, she is a correspondent on Fox News. And, previously, she worked also as a Senior Associate at Jones Group International. Moreover, as of 2019, it was reported she had a net worth of 1.5 million dollars.

In the year 2014, after joining Fox News Gillian Turner obtained the position of contributor. Therefore, her task was to make reports concerning senior officials and politicians from Washington D.C. According to Gillian’s bio uploaded on the Fox News Channel in 2017, she was upped to a full-time news correspondent Now she is a Washington correspondent only. Gillian showed up at the following TV programs: The Five, Fox&Friends America’s News HQ, Fox News Alert, America’s Newsroom, Special Report, and pin Cycle Fox News Sunday.

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Caption: Gillian Turner working. Source: Instagram

Trump’s Twitter Attack

In January of 2019, Donald Trump launched a furious attack on two Fox News reporters over their coverage of his border wall negotiations and accidentally involved a random teenage girl in the ensuing furor. In a tweet, the US president criticized chief White House correspondent John Roberts and Gillian Turner over their “understanding” of the issue. And, instead of mentioning Turner in his tweet, he included the Twitter handle of a teenager from California named ‘Jillian Turner’.

“Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @JillianTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” – Trump tweeted.

But, the president later deleted the tweet and reposted it with the correct Twitter handle, @GillianHTurner.

COVID-19 Outbreak

In October 2020, Turner revealed for the first time that she had contracted COVID-19 in September, with the former State Department official sharing she took every precaution and still contracted the novel virus anyway. Turner shared on Outnumbered (a U.S. TV program):

“I did contract #COVID19 & had a blessedly mild case, compared to many others. I’ve fully recovered now thankfully. Stay safe out there folks!”

“I have some first-person perspective to offer here: I myself had COVID. I am fully recovered and it was a blessedly mild case but my doctors were not ever effectively able to figure out how I contracted it.”

She continued with her statement:

“I wore masks all the time. I stayed away from other people indoors and somehow managed to contract it anyway. My husband at the same time who I obviously live with stayed negative the entire time. There are still mysteries about how the virus spreads. There are still a lot of details that we don’t know now, we’re not going to know for a long time.”

“The reality is that the medical community still doesn’t know everything there is to know about how the common cold is transmitted,” she also noted while adding it will probably “be decades before we know everything about COVID.”

Personal Life

Gillian is quite shy and secretive regarding her personal life. She was in a relationship for some time with a man whose name is unknown, rumored to also be a media personality. They became engaged in 2016, but there is no further information as to whether they’ve tied the knot yet. Her current residence is in Washington, D.C. However, she has successfully maintained her personal life to keep away from the public. But, as per her Instagram posts, she has clearly mentioned him as her best husband.

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Caption: Gillian Turner clicking a picture with her husband and dog. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Gillian is considered one of the most attractive female television personalities and was named by the media as one of the 50 most beautiful ladies in 2016. She has long and wavy light brown hair and dark brown colored eyes. Turner stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches, while the weight is reputed to be around 56 kilos. Her chest-waist-hip measurements are 36-25-35 inches respectively.

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Caption: Gillian Turner posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

Social Media and Net Worth

Turner is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, on which she promotes not only her projects but also frequently posts various photos from her private life and other contents. Her Instagram page ‘@gillianhturner’ has earned over 32.1 million followers. Similarly, she has gathered over 68.5K followers on her Twitter account.

She surely earns a great sum of amount as per her profession. However, this successful personality has a net worth of around $1.5 million.