Who is Adam Housley?
Arthur Adam Housley was born in Napa, California USA, on 13 August 1971 – his zodiac sign is Leo, and he holds American nationality. He’s a journalist and former professional baseball player, who’s probably known best for the work which he has done for the American multi-national conservative cable news TV channel Fox News.
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There are rumors circulating the internet, claiming that Adam has retired from journalism, however, he’s still actively working for Fox.
Early life and education
Adam was raised in Napa alongside his brother Arik Housley, by their parents about whom not a lot is known, as Adam respects their privacy; it’s believed that their father was a truck driver, and that their mother was a high school teacher.
Adam was mostly interested in playing sports while growing up, and he played football, basketball and tennis while attending a local high school. He excelled at baseball, and was around 16 years old when he chose to focus on becoming a professional baseball player.
Upon matriculating in 1989, Adam enrolled at Pepperdine University, and with the university’s baseball team competed in the 1992 National Champion College World Series. He spent two summers playing for Harwich of the Cape Cod League, and was named Junior Olympic All-American.
Adam graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political sciences in 1993, and then enrolled at the University of Arizona, from which he graduated with a Master’s degree in international relations in 1995.
Career as a professional baseball player
Upon graduating in 1993, Adam began playing for the Montreal Expos, and he then went on to play as a pitcher for both the Detroit Tigers and the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched in 97 games prior to 1996, when he retired from baseball to focus on journalism.
Career as a journalist
Adam launched his career in 1995, when he joined the radio station KVON in his hometown, and then joined the NBC-affiliated TV station KNVN as their live reporter in 1997; the following year saw him capture a wanted arsonist, an action for which he won a California Department of Forestry Award.
Adam joined the Fox-affiliated TV station KTXL in 1999, and won various awards in the two years which he had spent with them, including a Regional Emmy and a Regional Associated Press Reporting Award; he also simultaneously worked as the lead reporter at the independent TV station KFTY.
He was hired by Fox News Channel in 2001, and went on to travel all around the world for them, reporting from Kuwait, Iraq and Bahrain during the Iraq War, while he has also reported from the Persian Gulf and Jordan. Adam could’ve been seen reporting from Israel and Pakistan while covering the War on Terror, while he also reported from on board the American destroyer USS Milius.
In 2003, he covered Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign for governor of California. During his career, Adam has covered six hurricanes, including Rita and Katrina. He covered the execution of the American serial killer and gang member Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams III in December 2005, the wildfires in Waldo Canyon, Colorado in 2012, and the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in 2013.
Most notable stories covered
He was amongst the first people to cover the Southeast Asian tsunami in 2004, and had helped search for the bodies together with his crew.
On 12 January 2010, after an earthquake had hit Haiti, Adam was amongst the first correspondents to report from the field, and as he’s fluent in Spanish, in the same year he covered the mining accident in Copiapo, when 33 miners remained trapped for 69 days prior to being rescued one by one with a rescue capsule.
The year 2011 saw Adam and his crew cover the 9.0 strength earthquake in Japan, as well as the following tsunami; this coverage was then featured in various popular magazines, such as “The Napa Register”, “Mediabistro” and “Los Angeles Times”.
Adam covered the 2014 protests which were organized after the death of Trayvon Benjamin Martin, an African-American 17-year-old boy who was fatally shot in Sanford, Florida.
Owner of a winery
Adam has opened his own Century Oak Winery, while he has also opened a tasting room in Napa called Housley Napa Valley. The winery has won multiple awards, and some of the wines which it produces include unoaked Chardonnay, Old Vine Zinfandel and three different rosés.
Love life and wife
On 15 May 2011, Adam exchanged vows with the American actress and TV personality Tamera Darvette Mowry-Hously, in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.
On 12 November 2012, Tamera gave birth to their son Aden, while their daughter Ariah followed on 1 July 2015.
In 2016, Adam and Tamera competed in the reality series “Celebrity Cupcake Wars”, and their vanilla, chocolate cabernet and jalapeno cornbread cupcakes won the show; they donated their winnings to SnowballExpress.org, a charity organization which aims to help children of fallen US military personnel.
Adam and Tamera also won “Celebrity Game Face” in January 2021, and donated their winnings to the charity organization alainasvoice.org.
The two have received a lot of criticism on the internet because of their inter-racial marriage, as Adam’s white and Tamera’s half-black. Adam has defended his wife against these people whom he calls ‘racist, backwards and bigoted’.
As of March 2022, Adam’s married to Tamera Mowry-Housley, and they have two children together.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Adam is highly active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his close to 500,000 followers. He has uploaded more than 2,000 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
Following in Adam’s footsteps, his son is today physically highly active, and plays both baseball and soccer.
Adam and his wife love to go hiking together.
He’s into travelling, and his career has taken him to nearly all of the US states, while Adam’s dream travel destination is stil Los Angeles, California.
He enjoys watching movies at night – his favorite actor and actress are Tom Hanks and Amanda Seyfried, while some of his favorite films include “Catch Me If You Can”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Cast Away”.
Age, height and net worth
Adam’s age is 50. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 6ft 3ins (1.9m) and he weighs around 200lbs (90kgs).
As of March 2022, Adam’s net worth stands at more than $4 million.