Know About Carley Shimkus; Husband, Wedding, Family, Height, Facts

Published Date: 17 Apr, 2020 Updated date: 17 Apr, 2020 By Celebs Podium

It was her 23rd birthday when Carley Shimkus met her future husband Peter Buchignani. Now, the couple has been relishing their married life despite their job in different cities.

Carley Shimkus is an American journalist who serves as a 24/7 Headlines reporter for Fox News based in New York. She appears on the various network platforms such as Fox Nation, Fox & Friends, and Fox & Friends First.

Carley Shimkus Parents, Family

Carley Noelle Shimkus was born on 7 November 1986 in Long Valley, New Jersey. She is the youngest daughter of Edward Shimkus and Zulma Aponte Shimkus. Her father is a chemist, working as a sales engineer at MarChem Northeast Inc. and her mother worked as a flight attendant. She has an older sister named Margot Shimkus, who now works as an art teacher in New York.


Carley Shimkus celebrates her father’s birthday with her parents in October 2017 (Picture: Carley’s Instagram)

She is of mixed descent as her great grandfather, Anthony J. Shimkus migrated to the United States from Lithuania. Meanwhile, her maternal grandfather Adalberto Aponte is from Puerto Rico.

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Shimkus with a height of 5 feet 10 inches West Morris Central High School in Chester, New Jersey. There she graduated at the age of 19 and got enrolled at Quinnipiac University. There, she earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 2009.

Career; FOX News

Earlier, Carley worked as a news producer at Fox News. She even interned at Fox News in Washington D.C. during her senior year at university.


Carley Shimkus serves as a 24/7 Headlines reporter for Fox News (Picture: Carley’s Instagram)

In 2012, she joined FOX News Channel and started to work as an associate producer for the FOX Business Network (FBN). Shimkus reports on various social media trends and entertainment news across the network’s programming that includes FOX & Friends and Mediabuzz. Furthermore, she co-hosted FNC’s 2019 Countdown to All-American New Year alongside Griff Jenkins. She also appears as a co-host of FOX Nation’s Primetime Highlights alongside Rob Schmitt.

Husband & Wedding Details

The Fox News journalist is currently married to her longtime boyfriend Peter Buchignani for more than four years. The couple first met on her 23rd birthday in November 2009. They began dating in 2013 and eventually tied the wedding knot on 8 August 2015 in New Jersey. Both the couple is the diehard Michigan football fans and they even walked out to the Michigan fight song on their wedding day.


Carley Shimkus has been married to Peter Buchignani since 2015 (Picture: Carley’s Instagram)

Peter currently works for securitized products sales in the business development department of Amherst Pierpont Securities. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he played as a defensive end on the football team for three seasons.

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As their jobs keep them from living in the same cities, Carley often visits her husband in Chicago every other week.

Some Interesting Facts About Carley Shimkus

  • Carley’s husband Peter was born on 21 September 1986 to parents Leo and Mary Edna Buchignani.
  • While at high school, her favorite subjects was history, English and political science.
  • Her parents first met in 1982 an airplane as her mother was working as a flight attendant for United Airlines and her father was a passenger.
  • Her grandfather Edward J. Shimkus was the resident of Newark, New Jersey, who died at the age of 86 on 26 January 2004.
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