Martha MacCallum married her husband, David Gregory, in 1992. The couple has three children, sons Harry and Edward, as well as daughter, Elizabeth, together.
MacCallum was born in Buffalo, New York, in January 1964. MacCallum was raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey. MacCallum lives in the Garden State with her husband to this date.
MacCallum has been with Fox News since 2004 and is the host of “The Story with Martha MacCallum.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. MacCallum’s Father Was a Manager in IBM
According to MacCallum and Gregory’s New York Times wedding announcement, her father, Douglas, was a manager with IBM in New Jersey. While her mother, Elizabeth, worked in sales for Murphy Realty in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
Sadly, MacCallum’s mother passed away in April 2013 at the age of 78. Elizabeth MacCallum is interned at the famous Woodlawn Cemetary in The Bronx, New York.
2. MacCallum’s Grandfather Was a Republican Activist
Douglas MacCallum was a member and Chairman of the White Plains Republican City Committee and also served as County Leader and Chairman of the Westchester County Republican Committee. Between 1955 and 1963, Douglas served as a White Plains City Councilman.
MacCallum’s grandfather died in May 2000 at the age of 97.
3. MacCallum’s Husband & Daughter Are Both Graduates of Villanova
MacCallum’s husband and their daughter, Elizabeth, are graduates of Villanova University. Elizabeth MacCallum graduated after studying political science at the school.
In 2018, MacCallum told the Philadelphia Inquirer about her feelings on the school’s basketball program saying, “I think Jay Wright has just built an incredible franchise. He provides such an amazing spirit for that team and sets a standard that I think is so unique in college basketball and so admirable. I just have respect for the school and Father Peter and Jay Wright. I think they’re incredible leaders. I interviewed both of them after they won their first national championship [in 2016]. We’re not buddies or anything, but I certainly admire them.”
MacCallum’s son, Reed, is a sophomore at Notre Dame University where he is a walk-on linebacker for the school’s football team. Reed was a standout player at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, MacCallum said her son had always been a multi-sport athlete. MacCallum added that her son turned down the opportunity to play football more regularly at several northeast schools in order to attend Notre Dame.
4. MacCallum Credits Her Mother’s Family With Turning Her Into a Patriots Fan
MacCallum said in a 2020 interview that her mother’s family in Massachusetts helped to turn her into a Patriots fan. During the interview, MacCallum said that in her youth she rooted for the New York Jets. MacCallum said, “I still sort of quietly cheer for them to someday get their act together and make a comeback.” MacCallum also mentioned that in her younger years, she worked as a waitress in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
In a January 2020 Boston Globe feature, MacCallum discussed her childhood vacations in Massachusetts.
5. MacCallum’s Uncle Harry Gray Was Killed in Iwo Jima
In February 2020, MacCallum discovered during a Fox News feature that her uncle, Harry Gray, was killed in Iwo Jima. During an interview with World War II veteran Charles Gubish, MacCallum showed a photo, asking Gubish if he recognized the man in the photo. Gubish replied, saying, “That was my buddy, Gray.” The interview was done in support of MacCallum’s book, “Unknown Valor: A Story of Family, Courage and Sacrifice from Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima.”
MacCallum discussed her motivations for writing the book in a February 2020 interview with Luxury Travel Magazine saying, “When I was growing up, my mother, Betty MacCallum shared the letters written to her father by her cousin Harry Gray. He was only 18 when he was on Iwo Jima, and I have always wanted to tell his story. The research led me to the other humble Marines with whom he served. It tells the story of the homefront during the war and traces the battles from the attack on Pearl Harbor to Iwo Jima. It is a rich story of men and their loved ones who are praying for them to come back. These men’s lives intersect in surprising and heroic ways. I think we leave readers feeling that they’ve seen the scope of the Pacific, through their true stories.”