Cancer Survivor John Stossel Health Talks | Net Worth & Family Status
When a life-threatening illness like cancer strikes an ordinary person, s/he is usually scared to death. But Libertarian reporter John Stossel wasn't an average man; he instead did his job and wrote an article on Liberalism and Socialism from the hospital bed!
The Chicago Heights, Ilinois-native is an American consumer television personality, author, and libertarian pundit. He is well known for his career on both ABC News and Fox Business Channel. He reviews and reports on topics with a distinctive style that combines reporting and commentary.
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After airing the final episode for Fox Network’s show, Stossel, on 16 December 2016, the Libertarian left Fox and joined Reason- an American libertarian monthly magazine, in 2017.
As a succesful reporter and cancer survivor, Stossel has been honored with 19 Emmy Awards and five awards from the National Press Club for his clear-cut consuming reporting.
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Dubbed as ‘one of America’s best libertarian consumer/reporter’ for his elegant style of story-telling, Stossel claims the hefty net worth of $4 million.
Joining ABC News in 1981 as a correspondent for 20/20 and consumer reporter for Good Morning America, he left the network after working there for over two decades.
According to Glassdoor, the average news TV reporter earns the monthly salary of $107K. However, he was an outstanding reporter, which probably saw him earn more than that.
In September 2009, he joined News Corp.'s Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, where his famous show, Stossel, debuted on 10 December 2009.
The show inspected various issues from a libertarian point of view; talking about individual freedom, free market capitalism and small government, the business of healthcare, free trade, and more.
Leaving soon after the final episode of the show, after spending seven years, he left Fox networks. He cited that due to his age, he wanted to help develop a younger generation of journalists with his views.
He also added that he would continue to appear as a guest on Fox programs. His show had earned the budget of $100,000 over its whole span of seven seasons.
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Apart from that, Stossel is also an author who has written three books: Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists. He also penned a 2005 autobiography from Harper Perennial called Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media.
John Stossel’s Short Bio: Family, Age, Ethnicity, Religion
Born on 6 March 1947 in Chicago Heights, Illinois, to Jewish parents who left Germany before Hitler rose to power, John F. Stossel was the younger of two sons.
Following his family’s immigration to America, he grew up in Chicago and graduated from New Trier High School.
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As of 2018, Stossel resides in New York City with his wife, Ellen Abrams alongside their two children, Lauren and Max.
After getting married to his wife, who is also Jewish, he embraced his family’s Ashkenazi Jewish heritage and had been raising their children following that tradition.
John Stossel On His Lung Cancer: 'Socialist' Hospitals & Their 'Terrible customer service.'
On 20 April 2016, John Stossel revealed that he had been a victim of severe illness: lung cancer. He shared about his illness and his battle against cancer in an article that he wrote from his hospital bed.
Stating his gratefulness and appreciating the best treatments that he received from one of the best hospital in the world- Presbyterian Hospital, he assured that although his lung cancer took ‘a fifth of his lung,’ he was recovering well--triumphed against his illness.
However, sentences later, he switched on his ‘consumer reporter’ side as he made jibes about 'socialist' hospitals and their 'terrible customer service.'.
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Here’s an excerpt from his article explaining how health insurance is the central core of America’s illness:
“What's different about those specialties? The patient pays the bill.
Leftists say the solution to such problems is government health care. But did they not notice what happened at Veterans Affairs? Bureaucrats let veterans die, waiting for care. When the scandal was exposed, they didn't stop. USA Today reports that the abuse continues. Sometimes the VA's suicide hotline goes to voicemail.
Patients will have a better experience only when more of us spend our own money for care. That's what makes markets work.”
After recovering from his illness, a few months later, he also thanked his wife, who had convinced him to go to the doctor.
In an interview, Friday with TVNewser, he shared that his wife had been “overanxious that I get a CAT scan for a cough” only to realize that he had lung cancer; the quick diagnosis of the illness was one of the many reasons as to how he triumphed against cancer.
As of 2018, John is living a healthy life alongside his family!