Trace Gallagher | Biography
Trace Gallagher | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Tracy G. Gallagher
  • Occupation Television Journalist and News Anchor
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace San Diego, California, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 10, 1961
  • Age 60 Years, 1 Months
Fox News Channel’s Chief Breaking News Correspondent Based in Los Angeles

Trace Gallagher | Biography

Gallagher has been serving as a television news reporter for Fox News Channel since 1996

As a chief breaking news correspondent for FNC, Trace Gallagher provided breaking news coverage of shootings at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, on 20 July 2012 and at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on 14 December 2012. He also covered breaking news of the deadly crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on 6 July 2013. He later covered stories like the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, Prince George, the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the sexual harassment charges against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the Washington Navy Yard shooting, and the shooting on Capitol Hill. 


Trace Gallagher is Fox News Channel’s chief breaking news correspondent based in Los Angeles.

Who Is Trace Gallagher?

Trace Gallagher is an American television journalist and news anchor. He has been serving as a television news reporter for Fox News Channel since 1996. He currently serves as a chief breaking news correspondent for the network.

Before joining Fox News, he served as an anchor and reporter at CBS-affiliated WCPX-TV. He also worked at NBC-affiliated television stations such as KYEL-TV, KVBC-TV, and KTVB-TV.

How Old Is Trace Gallagher?

Tracy G. Gallagher, alias Trace Gallagher, was born on 10 September 1961 in San Diego, California. 

Education 

At 18, he graduated from Mammoth High School. During his high school years, he played as the quarterback for the Mammoth Huskie football team. After receiving high school education, he attended the University of San Diego, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Early Career

Gallagher began his journalism career working at some NBC-affiliated television stations. He worked as a reporter and anchor at NBC-affiliated KTVB-TV (also known as NBC 7) in Boise, Idaho, KVBC-TV (also known as NBC 3) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and KYEL-TV (also known as NBC 13) in Yuma, Arizona. During his early thirties, he also served at CBS-affiliated WCPX-TV (also known as CBS 6) in Orlando, Florida. 

Fox News Channel

At 35, Gallagher joined Fox News Channel as a television news reporter and correspondent in October 1996. Later, he spent five years in FNC’s New York bureau and served as a co-anchor of FNC’s news and talk program The Live Desk, alongside Martha MacCallum. The show was canceled in 2010 replaced with a two-hour daily news program, America Live with Megyn Kelly. However, Gallagher continued to serve as a reporter and anchor across FNC’s programs.

Gallagher has covered various stories, including the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, the 2011 Tōhoku Japan tsunami, and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. 

Anchor and Chief Breaking News Correspondent for FNC

Gallagher later became an anchor and chief breaking news correspondent for FNC based in Los Angeles. He provided breaking news coverage of shootings at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, on 20 July 2012 and at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on 14 December 2012. He also covered breaking news of the deadly crash of Asiana flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport on 6 July 2013. He later covered stories like the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, Prince George, the murder trial of George Zimmerman, the sexual harassment charges against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the Washington Navy Yard shooting, and the shooting on Capitol Hill. 

Additionally, Gallagher contributed the coverage surrounding the 2018 murder of the Washington Post dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The following year, Gallagher led FNC’s reporting on the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal revealed by Operation Varsity Blues.

Filled In

Gallagher filled in for Fox News anchor Ed Henry when the network fired Henry in July 2020 over a sexual misconduct allegation. In a memo to staff, Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott and president Jay Wallace wrote they “received a complaint about Henry on 25 June from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago.”

Scott and Wallace revealed, as soon as they received the complaint, they removed Henry from his on-air responsibilities and hired an outside law firm to investigate the accusations. Henry was terminated based on the finding of the investigation, Scott and Wallace said. Henry served as co-anchor of the three-hour weekday news program America’s Newsroom, alongside Sandra Smith. 

Who Is Trace Gallagher Married To?

Gallagher has been married to Tracy for the past 27 years. The couple has two daughters, namely Evy Gallagher and Lila Gallagher. 

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