During the 2016 US presidential elections, one could count the number of women on TV that vocally supported Donald Trump of the Republican Party. While people like Kellyanne Conway and Ann Coulter would emerge at the top of the list, there is also Scottie Nell Hughes.
Hughes is a journalist, news anchor, and political commentator who once worked in a paid capacity for CNN during the 2016 elections. She now works with RT America as an anchor of its weeknight newscasts.
Scottie Nell Hughes Bio (Age)
Scottie Nell Hughes was born on June 21, 1980. While nothing is known about her father, her mother is Linda Semler. The American journalist was brought up as an only child. However, she had had a brother named Cliff Pelc who died at the age of eight, eight years before she was born.
Cliff lost his life after he was shot by the son of his nanny who was at the time 12 years old. The older boy got the weapon in a nightstand. Although no charges were filed, Scottie’s mother had always believed that the tragedy was not an accident. She felt the nanny’s son might have murdered Cliff out of jealousy from thinking that he was not loved by his mother as much as she did the younger child.
With no sibling, she grew up rather lonely and always wondering what it would be like if she had had her brother around. She still has the picture of Cliff around her house.
Despite how she lost her only brother, the strong Conservative would later in the future defend the rights of individuals to bear arms arguing that the problem is not guns but the evil in the hearts of men.
For her education, Hughes graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a degree in broadcast communications/political science.
She began her career in her hometown of Nashville Tennessee where she worked as an executive producer on the conservative program on radio, the Steve Gill Show. From then, she continued to work on radio in different producing capacities with The Rusty Humphries Show and The Michael Berry Show among others.
The American news anchor may have her eyes set on politics. She revealed in 2016 that she was approached by some to consider the congressional race if Diane Black decides on contesting for the governorship of Virginia. Although she actually considered it, she did not pursue the cause.
Career at CNN
The career of Scottie Nell Hughes at CNN was only on a temporary basis during the 2016 presidential election when she became one of the paid political commentators of the Network.
The then-CNN exclusive contributor also appeared on several top-rated shows on the network such as Piers Morgan Tonight and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. She remained a commentator with the network until January 2017 when her contract ended.
Apart from CNN, she also appeared regularly on Fox News as a commentator. In 2017, she alleged that she was raped by Charles Payne, the host of Fox Business Network. As a result of this, she sued the Fox News Channel. According to the political pundit, after she reported the rape, she was blacklisted by the company on retaliation. The case was later settled.
In 2018, the former CNN contributor joined RT America as an anchor. She hosts the weeknight newscasts for the media outlet.
Apart from her works on TV, she once worked with TPNN.com as a news director. She launched the website in 2012. More so, she was a political editor for RightAlerts.com and a columnist for Western Journalism.
Her Net Worth
Scottie Nell Hughes has been involved in a lot of things including her works with various media organizations. In 2014, she published her book, Roar: The New Conservative Woman Speaks Out.
Thanks to all her efforts, Hughes has a net worth estimated at $1.3 million.
Who’s Her Husband, Is She Married?
Scottie Nell Hughes is married to Chris Hughes who is also a conservative. A Tennessee Republican Party committeeman, Chris is also a home builder and an Army veteran. The man is a strong supporter of Donald Trump and was his delegate for Tennesse at the Republican National Convention.
The couple is blessed with two children, Alexandria Lynn Hughes, and Houston Hughes.