Molly Line is an American journalist, who is best known as one of Fox News Channel’s news correspondents.
Early life and family
Molly Line was born on 31 January 1977, in West Virginia, USA. Not much information about her family is known, except for a photo she had with her mom which she posted on her Twitter account as she greeted her on mother’s day in 2019.
She matriculated from Tucker County High School in Hambleton, West Virginia in 1995. She graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Molly entered the Miss West Virginia beauty pageant four times, the first time in 1995 as Miss Tucker County, the second in 1997 as Miss Greater Bluefield Area in which she placed as one of the top ten semi-finalists, the third time in 1999 as Miss Canaan Valley, and the last time was in 2000 as Miss Rhododendron in which she won the Miss Preliminary Talent Award, and placed third in Miss West Virginia.
Her career as a journalist started when she came to work at the CBS-affiliated TV station, WDTV VHF digital channel 5, in Bridgeport, WV as a photographer and reporter from 1999 to 2000.
She then moved to Albany in New York State to work as an anchor and reporter at the Fox-affiliated TV station, virtual channel 23 WXXA-TV, for two years (2000-2002).
She also worked as a reporter and anchor for three years (December 2002-December 2005) at the WFXT Boston 25 Virtual Channel, which is a Fox‑affiliated TV station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts. It was during her stint there that she covered news of the sentencing of the al-Quaeda member, Richard Reid, who was dubbed as the “Shoe Bomber” when he attempted but failed to detonate the bomb in his shoes while onboard the ‘plane of a Paris to Miami flight in December 2001.
She also covered The Station nightclub fire in 2003, in which 230 were injured and 100 people were killed including the rock band Great White guitarist, Ty Longley, when the pyrotechnics that were set off caused fire to ignite and spread. The fire, intense heat, black smoke, and the crush of people all rushing to escape the place resulted in the high number of casualties; only 132 people escaped without injury, but suffered psychological trauma.
Line joined Fox News Channel in January 2006, and worked as a news correspondent. She covered Neil Entwistle’s arrest and extradition for allegedly murdering his wife, Rachel, and 9‑month-old baby, Lilian, in their rented home in January 2006.
He was later convicted and continues to serve his sentence of life imprisonment at the medium-security prison, Old Colony Correctional Center, in Bridgeport without the possibility of parole.
She also reported on the Boston Mooninite Panic in 2007. A report was made to the police of a suspicious object believed to be an explosive device at Interstate 93 above Sullivan Station on 31 January 2007, and the bomb squad from the Boston Police Department was called in to identify and detonate the device. There were several emergency vehicles at the scene. Officials reported that it was not a bomb and called it a hoax device that had some characteristics similar to that of an improvised explosive device.
— Molly Line (@MollyLineFNC) August 24, 2019
Another one was spotted and reported at a different location. The 1 x 1.5 device was actually an LED sign featuring a Mooninite character giving the finger; Mooninite was a character from the adult animated series from “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.” Around 40 of these devices were made and 20 were hung two weeks earlier while the rest were installed just two days before it was first reported. It was part of the promotional marketing campaign for their upcoming film.
Molly tried her hand at acting, when was cast as one of the Divine Dating Angels in the dark comedy film, “My Last Five Girlfriends,” which premiered in 2009 at the Tribeca Film Festival, and distributed by Paramount Pictures International.
It was based on Alain de Botton’s best-selling novel, “Essays on Love,” which sold two million copies and counting. She did not participate in any other movies, and continued on with her work at Fox News.
On 14 October 2012, Molly did a live coverage of what became the deadliest mass shooting at a primary/secondary school in the history of US. The 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his 52-year-old mother, Nancy, at their home, then drove his mother’s car to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed a total of 26 people, of which 20 were six- and seven-year-old children and the remainder school staff members.
The first 911 call was made around 9:35 a.m. He killed himself five minutes before Newton Police entered the school premises at 9:45 a.m.
She appeared for an episode on various Fox News Channel shows, including “The O’Reilly Factor” (2011), “Huckabee” (2012), and “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” (2012). Line would be present for several episodes as news contributor on the news and political commentary show “Special Report with Bret Baier” (2012-2015), as well as a semi-regular guest co-host during weekend afternoons on “America’s News Headquarters” (2016-2019). Shows in which she was often seen were “Happening Now” (2012-2017), “Fox and Friends” (2012-2019), and “Fox Report with Jon Scott” (2012-2020).
Other 2019 news she covered included the 12th century Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral fire, and the top American college admissions bribery scandal.
Molly met Matt while they were still at Virginia Tech and her classmate, Paul, who happened to be Matt’s roommate introduced them one night at a restaurant, but it wasn’t until years later when they both landed a job in New England that they started dating. They became engaged on 9 June 2011, and married on 21 July 2012 at Jackson Community Church in Jackson, New Hampshire. They have a daughter named Maryn, born on 9 August 2016.
Thanks for all the kind wishes! We're a bit tired but soaking up every second with this long-awaited blessing. ❤️
Interesting facts and rumors
- Molly likes to go hiking, biking, skiing, and scuba diving.
- She doesn’t post much about her personal life except for a photo of her daughter in September 2016 at her Facebook page @MollyLine. Her interest in urban gardening was evident on her posts here as well.
- Her Instagram account @mollylinefnc was last updated in February 2017. She is more active on her Twitter account @MollyLineFNC with her profile description included being happily married and a new mom. Her tweets are mostly work-related although she would post a family photo every Christmas as well as photos of her daughter on the 4th of July, Halloween, and Easter.
She is 5ft 8ins (1.7m) tall, weighs 132lbs (60kg), and her vital statistics are 36-26-37. She has dark brown hair and blue eyes.
Her net worth as of May 2020 is estimated at $2.5 million according to authoritative sources, as she had worked in more than 25 shows on Fox News Channel from the time she was hired in 2006, and is still working in some of them as news correspondent, contributor, and co-host.