|Full Name||Carley Shimkus|
|Birthday||Nov. 7, 1986|
|Birth Place||Long Valley, New Jersey, U.S.A.|
|Age||32 years old|
Carley Shimkus is one of the most popular news broadcasters in the industry. She’s been a mainstay at Fox News for being their 24/7 news reporter. She has seen tremendous success in the field as she’s had a smooth ride in being a journalist.
Having worked as an intern at Fox News, and soon later becoming one of their news correspondents, one can easily say that she serves as an inspiration to everyone who wants to go full throttle in being a journalist.
Indeed, things went smoothly for her since graduating in 2009 at Quinnipiac University. As of now, Shimkus focuses on the effects of social media and related topics. Aside from her successful career, she is also lucky in love.
Carley Shimkus’ Early Life and Parents
Carley Shimkus was born in Long Valley, New Jersey on Nov. 7, 1986, to Edward Shimkus and Zulma Shimkus. Her dad and mom first knew each other in 1982 on a plane ride. This was no ordinary plan ride as Edward was merely a passenger.
However, Zulma’s beauty caught his attention as she walked passed her as a flight attendant. Things went beautifully for the couple since then. Carley also has an elder sister whose name is Margot.
Carley had been a hardworking student since her college years. This enabled her to graduate on time from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts. She majored in Broadcast Journalism, which turned out to be exactly what she’s working as today.
She excelled in school, both in academics and extracurricular activities. In fact, at one time, she was chosen to be a part of the school’s group which attended the George Washington University Semester in 2008.
This was due to her academic excellence and effective communication skills. Carley’s choice of internship also did a lot of good to her as she had her internship in Fox News’ Washington D.C. branch.
She worked as an intern there during her entire junior year. And soon after she graduated, she immediately joined Fox. Many believe that Carley’s charisma and natural talent in communicating eloquently were what made her a perfect choice for Fox’s junior program.
However, Carley is a bit different from your regular news anchor and journalist, as she also had the makings of a model. She’s got good looks and an ideal height of 5’10 to become a full-time fashion model.
Unfortunately, she realized that this wasn’t her calling because she wasn’t very interested in the field. Shimkus also knew that she cannot use all of her skills and talent if she was to divert from her degree and become a model instead.
And so, after a few modeling gigs and projects, Shimkus decided to quit modeling and went on full-time on news broadcasting.
In an interview, Shimkus said that she gave modeling a try because of her tall height and good looks. She even said that the whole experience was fun and enjoyable. But later on, she realized that it’s not for her. And so she went on to pursue her life goal of becoming a news journalist.
Carley Shimkus and Her Married Life
Carley Shimkus is married to Peter Buchignani, a successful businessman. The couple was married on Aug. 8, 2015, in an undisclosed New Jersey location. The first time they met was during Carley’s 23rd birthday.
Things went smoothly since then, and by 2013, their relationship became official. Shimkus even announced that they were going to be married in the Morning, a TV news show. What makes their relationship inspiring is that they aren’t involved in any kind of controversy.
This is a bit odd for celebrity couples. Good thing that the two are happily married. Shimkus is also active on social media, specifically on Instagram, as she regularly shares photos of her and her husband.
There are also some pictures where the couple is together with their respective colleagues. Carley currently has around 23,000 followers on Instagram but is expected to increase considerably in the coming weeks and months.
Knowing More About Peter Buchignani
Carley Shimkus and Peter Buchignani have been happily married since 2015. However, it is not confirmed if they have lived together in the same city or house as a married couple. This is because the respective careers of the couple don’t allow this.
Buchignani is currently based in Chicago. He is also a native of Illinois, as what his LinkedIn page says. Peter has been raised in Bloomington, which is around 140 miles south of the city of Chicago.
Peter was born to Leo Buchignani and Mary Edna on Sept. 21, 1986. He has two siblings, one older brother, and another younger sister. Buchignani then left Illinois for college university. However, he went back to Chicago in 2015 to start his career.
Furthermore, the couple is known to spend lots of quality time together even if they do not live in the same house. There are a lot of photos from Carley’s Instagram page, showing the couple having a blast in different vacation spots.
One good example of this is when they went to Switzerland in Aug. 2018. Getting back to Peter’s educational attainment, he studied at Princeton University since 2005 and graduated there at 2009. Buchignani has a bachelor’s degree in political science.
He excelled in his studies. But just like Carley, Peter had also been widely popular around the school as he played as a defensive end for the college’s football team. He played there for three seasons.
However, he stopped playing as soon as his senior year kicked off. The reason was because he wanted to focus on his studies so that he can have a better career in the future. Well, that’s just what happened as he’s now experiencing a life of success.
And to prove how good of a student he was, Buchignani achieved the All-Ivy honorable mention, not just once but twice. Talking about his college sports career, Buchignani made a record of 34 tackles in all of his ten started games.
And he’s not just a fan of football, as some reports show that he also has been a part of his high school’s basketball varsity team.
He studied political science but ended up pursuing business instead of as his first job after graduation was at Barclays Capital where he worked as a sales analyst. He worked for the company for around two years, from July 2009 to August 2011.
It was at this time that he met his soon to be wife, Carley Shimkus.
He then worked at Deutsche Bank and has now been affiliated with Amherst Pierpoint Securities where he works in the company’s securitized products sales of their business development department.
Carley Shimkus Career
Carley had been an intern at the Bureau of D.C. in 2008. Soon after, she graduated in College and immediately started working at Fox as a news reporter. This happened in 2009.
Three years after, thanks to her hard work and passion in journalism, she was promoted by Fox Business Network as an associate producer. This was a huge achievement for her as it has always been her dream to become a renowned news anchor since her high school days.
What’s even better is that she’s working for a huge and successful company as Fox.
Additionally, she worked on Imus in the Morning and served as an assistant producer there. Imus in the Morning is a Cumulus Media Networks radio show which features behind the scenes interviews of newsworthy individuals.
Furthermore, she’s also had her fair share of being featured in a number of news TV shows such as Fox & Friends, Media Buzz, Fox & Friends Frist, and as a correspondent of their 24/7 Headlines.
Last Nov. 6, 2018, Carley Shimkus even joined in the evening election coverage of Fox News. It was a huge news event as numerous viewing parties were hosted around the country.
Shimkus also appeared on Fox Square as she spoke to voters simultaneously with the releasing of the election results.
Net Worth of Carley Shimkus
Carley Shimkus currently has a net worth of around $1 million. Her wealth comes mainly from her success as a news correspondent for Fox News. According to reports, she has an estimated annual salary of $56,000.
However, many believe that this is lower than the real figure. There are also numerous bonuses and another basic salary given to her by Fox News. The average salary of a TV news reporter is around $83,000 per year.
However, starting salary starts for as little as $14,000, but this can go up to a whopping $875,000.
With this, one can say that Carley Shimkus’ net worth is going to increase in the next years to come due to her increasing fame and Fox network’s growing audience base.