The sleaze keeps oozing out of the right-wingers at Fox News.
After the long history of Fox people cheating on their spouses, and sexual harassment charges against people like Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly now it turns out that Jesse Watters — who is nearly 40 years old with a wife and two young daughters — has been carrying on a sexual relationship with 25 year old associate producer Emma DiGiovine.
According to an exclusive article in the New York Daily News, Watters has been dating DiGiovine for several months and his wife Noelle Watters has filed for divorce.
Watters is a well known and popular conservative presence on Fox News, appearing as a commentator on many shows and hosting his own segment on The O’Reilly Factor. He now has his own show, called Watters’ World, which airs at 8 pm on Saturday nights. He is known for his brash and sometimes obnoxious “in your face” style of TV journalism.
Some people refer to Watters as the “golden boy of Fox News” due to his good looks and rising popularity. He has been seen as an up and coming star at Fox for quite some time. He is active in the New York social scene and frequently posts photos of himself with celebrities.
In addition to all of that, Watters is one of Donald Trump’s favorite Fox News personalities and in fact had dinner at the White House with Trump and other guests last Monday. He even posted a tweet showing the White House dinner menu that night.
Rumors of Watters’ affair with the much younger DiGiovine have been circulating throughout Fox News over the past few months, especially after both of them separately posted photographs of their outings together on social media. They were apparently not trying to hide their affair since they even took a Caribbean vacation together and posted the pics on Instagram.
Water and DiGiovine are still dating but she has been transferred to a new job as associate producer at another Fox News show, “The Ingraham Angle.”
Jesse Watters met his future wife Noelle when both were working at Fox News and they married in 2009. He was working for Bill O’Reilly and she had her own shown, called iMag Style. After having children she did not return to her job at Fox, while Jesse’s career took off and his popularity soared.
Most people don’t even see Fox as a news network, although it does provide entertainment (mostly for old white conservative people). This latest report will only strengthen the public perception that Fox News and its people have no integrity.
I am a lifelong Democrat with a passion for social justice and progressive issues. I have degrees in writing, economics and law from the University of Iowa.