The media did not know Doug Hitchner until he married Hallie Jackson. Anybody that listens to White House news knows that Hallie Jackson is a household name. Hallie Jackson became popular after she joined NBC News in 2014.
With time, she climbed higher in rank until she became NBC’s Chief White House correspondent.
She was the one that covered the Ted Cruz 2016 presidential election campaign.
Many people are familiar with Hallie Jackson’s name and profession, but not many know her husband or what he does for a living.
This article will cover everything you need to know Doug Hitchner, Hallie Jackson’s husband, his background, education, career, and marriage to Jackson.
Summary of profile
- Name: Douglas Hitchner
- Date of birth: 10th January 1983
- Age: 38 years as of 2021
- Nationality: American
- Occupation: Baseball coach
- Marital status: Divorced
- Net worth: $500,000
Who is Doug Hitchner?
Doug Hitchner is best known as the husband of the popular NBC News correspondent, Hallie Jackson.
He was once a baseball player and also served as a baseball coach.
Doug Hitchner has always kept his private life away from the prying eyes of the media.
Doug stands at the height of 6 ft 1 in and weighs 72 kg. He has dark brown eyes and hair.
One would think that will change since he is married to a famous figure, but even till now, Doug Hitchner has refrained from saying much about himself, his background, or what he is up to.
Doug Hitchner’s background and education
Since Doug Hitchner lives a private life, it is hard to dig up much about him.
According to some sources, he was born on 10th January 1983.
Doug Hitchner has failed to confirm whether that is true or false, though.
The media doesn’t know about his parents or siblings, but it is known that he was born in the United States of America.
After his high school education, he attended John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
At John Hopkins University, he played baseball as a catcher and was known to have fantastic blocking skills.
Doug Hitchner remained on the baseball team even after his graduation.
However, at that point, he was no longer a player but rather served as a coach for the team.
Doug Hitchner’s career
Not much is known about Doug Hitchner’s career.
What has been gathered so far is that he is a former baseball player who later became the coach for his former baseball team.
About Doug Hitchner’s ex-wife, Hallie Jackson
Hallie Jackson was born on 29th April 1984.
She was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.
She went to Pennsbury High School and attended the same university as her husband – John Hopkins University.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.
Hallie Jackson’s career started in 2006. She first worked for WBOC-TV and later, WFSB.
She joined Hearst Corporation in 2012, where she reported for up to 26 stations from Washington D.C.
She later became the Chief White House Correspondent for NBC in 2017.
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Hallie Jackson is also famous for hosting MSNBC Live weekdays program, NBC Nightly News, and MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson, which shows on Fridays.
Even though her husband is not a social media person or popular in the media, Hallie Jackson is popular on social media.
This should be expected considering that she is a media personnel.
She has up to 386,000 followers on Twitter, close to 50,000 on Instagram, and almost 30,000 on Facebook.
Hallie Jackson once stirred talks on the media when she was spotted with a drooling nostril while reporting on the Republican presidential election in 2016.
It seemed the prominent reporter had a cold when she was reporting the campaign event.
However, what caught the media’s attention was that she allowed the nasal mucus to drop down from her nose without cleaning it up while she continued speaking without interruption.
Doug Hitchner’s relationship and marriage to Hallie Jackson
Doug Hitchner and Hallie Jackson first met during their school days at John Hopkin’s University.
They were both undergraduates. The duo dated for a long time before they finally tied the knot.
Unlike some other couples, they held on to the love they had for each other for years until they were ready to tie the knot.
Doug Hitchner asked Hallie Jackson to marry him in May 2010, and they got married the following year.
The wedding was held at Perkasie in the Bucks County of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
It was a grand occasion that attracted family, relatives, friends, well-wishers, and colleagues.
After their marriage, Doug Hitchner and Hallie Jackson kept a low-key marital life.
They did everything away from the media and the prying eyes of the public.
It seemed they preferred a quiet and private romantic life as they rarely shared pictures of family or romantic moments as most other celebrity couples do.
Dough Hitchner and Hallie Jackson were also rarely seen together; they rarely made public appearances together.
Hitchner and Jackson have two kids, girls. They also kept them away from the public; thus, their names and birth dates remain unknown today.
Doug Hitchner and Hallie Jackson lived with their kids in New York City.
Doug Hitchner and Hallie Jackson’s marriage later hit the rocks.
The two separated; however, they refused to give details or release any public statements regarding the exact date of their divorce finalization and what caused the divorce.
Reports have it that Hallie Jackson is now in a romantic relationship with Frank Thorp, an NBC News producer, and off-air reporter.
Jackson and Thorp are not married, but they have a daughter. The name of their daughter is Monroe Jackson Thorp.
Doug Hitchner’s net worth
Doug Hitcner has an estimated net worth of $500,000, while his ex-wife was said to have an estimated net worth of $1 million as of late 2018.