If you are a regular viewer of The View on ABC, then you have not only seen Paula Faris but are also well acquainted with her. The TV correspondent was until 2013, a co-anchor of the network’s news programs World News Now and America This Morning on
In 2014, she was promoted to co-anchor Good Morning America Weekend after which Faris become a permanent co-host of The View – another talk show which airs on ABC.
Paula is wife to the regional manager of Marcus & Millichap (real estate firm) John Krueger and mother to three adorable kids. Read further for more information about the news presenter below.
John Krueger Wife Paula Faris Bio
Although there is scanty information about the reporter’s bio online, we do know that she was born on October 26, 1975, and is of half Lebanese descent, as her paternal grandfather was born in Lebanon.
Paula Faris grew up in Jackson, Michigan, and attended Jackson Christian School. For her college education, she attended Cedarville University where she bagged a degree in broadcasting with an emphasis in television production.
During her days at Cedarville University, she worked behind the scenes with a local cable company. After graduation in 1997, she moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she kept several jobs to make ends meet. She worked at a video production agency, then at Arby’s, and cleaning apartments.
She soon quit her job at the Video Production Agency and moved to an advertising firm, after a few months, she quit the firm and headed to Dayton where she began to substitute teaching. Still interested in the news, Faris went from one TV station to another in search of an opportunity, after a while, she got a job as a production assistant with a local NBC affiliate – WKEF/WRGT.
Even as a production assistant, she occasionally reported and anchored. Between 2002 and 2005, she anchored weekend and weekday sports at WCPO-in Cincinnati.
After her contract expired, she worked as a sports reporter and anchor at WMAQ-TV Chicago (another NBC affiliate) before she moved to ABC in 2012 where she began co-anchoring World News Now and America This Morning.
During this time, she was on assignment and also occasionally appeared as a fill-in on Good Morning America. She was soon made a New York-based correspondent for all ABC News programs.
Following the departure of Bianna Golodryga to Yahoo News in 2014, ABC News announced the promotion of Paula Faris to weekend co-anchor of Good Morning America. In 2015, she joined The View as a co-host for season 19. The following year, her contract was renewed for its twentieth season, she is still the anchor of the talk show.
Faris has been nominated for the following awards;
- 2016 Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
- 2017 Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
- 2018 Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
The journalist, anchor, and TV correspondent’s salary is put at $565,000 and her net worth is $1 million. Her income is mainly from her job as a media personality.
Her Husband, Kids, Family
Paula Faris has been married to John Kruger, since 2000. The couple met during their days at Cedarville University. John was on the basketball team while Paula was part of the university broadcast team for their games and that is how they actually met.
Faris was two years ahead in class, thus, she graduated in 2007 and John finished two years later and by 2000, they tied the knot. Their union is blessed with three children – Caroline Grace born in 2007, JJ Kruger, born in 2009, and Landon who arrived in January 2014).
Faris describes her husband as her biggest supporter, speaking with CBN in an interview, she said Kruger has encouraged her through every step of her career and has been a source of emotional support to her especially when she is all stressed up or having a bad day.
She lives in Westchester County with her family.
Other Facts To Note About Paula Faris
Faris is a Christian and speaks openly about her faith. In an interview with CBN News, she spoke about the challenges of working in secular news and the grace to overcome them.
She attends Hillsong Church in New York with her family. According to her, it is hard for her and her husband to be fully involved due to their very busy schedule but that they attend every Sunday. She also added that their kids are involved in the kids’ ministry there.
Paula stands at 5 feet 4 inches (163 cm), weighs 59 kg (129 pounds), her body measurement is 37-26-37 inches. She is politically independent.