Jon Meacham Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary, Net Worth Historian

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham Biography

Jon Meacham is an American Journalist, reviewer, historian,  Writer, and presidential biographer who is currently the Historian of the Washington National Cathedral. Additionally, he writes for The New York Times Book Review. He has held the positions of executive editor, executive vice president, and editor-in-chief at Random House and Newsweek, respectively.

Jon Meacham Age

Jon Meacham was born on May 20, 1969, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America. He is 54 years old.

Jon Meacham Height

Meacham stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 10 inches/1.8m tall.

Jon Meacham Family

Jere Ellis Meacham (father) and Linda Brodie (mother) raised Meacham. His father (born in 1946 and died in 2008) was a construction and labor relations executive who served in the Vietnam War and was awarded for heroism. Ellis K. Meacham and Jean Austin Meacham are his paternal grandparents. After his parents divorced, he was raised by them. His grandparents often discussed politics every morning, and it was here that he fell in love with politics.

Jon Meacham Wife

Margaret Keith Smythe, Meacham’s beloved wife, is his wife. In 1996, they married. Keith was a teacher at the time, having attended the University of Virginia and the University of Aix-en-Provence. They have three children: two daughters, Marie and Maggie, and a son. This contented family now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States of America.

Jon Meacham Salary

 Jon earns an annual salary of $680,000.

Jon Meacham’s Net Worth

Meacham has an approximate net worth of $4 Million.

Jon Meacham Career

A certified author, he has written several books. Andrew Jackson in the White House, which he wrote, was the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. He went to The McCallie School, where he became interested in the civil rights struggle, according to information on his education.

Later, he enrolled at Sewanee: The University of the South. After a few years, he received his summa cum laude degree in English literature in 1991. He was even inducted into the University’s Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He also worked at The Chattanooga Times until 1993, when he relocated to Washington and became a co-editor of Washington.

He joined Newsweek in 1995 as national affairs editor, subsequently becoming managing editor in 1998. In 2006, he was named editor-in-chief of Newsweek’s print and online editions.

He has been on numerous talk shows throughout the years, including Charlie Rose, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and Real Time with Bill Maher. He was just named Conon Historian of the Washington National Cathedral in 2021.

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