Elizabeth Tilson

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Journalist, Reporter (1960)
Thu Jul 29 2021
By   Selena

Elizabeth Tilson is an award-winning versatile journalist and TV executive. Moreover, she is a publisher and owner of the NY based two newspapers, The Putnam County Courier and The Putnam County News and Recorder. In fact, she was the youngest female Vice President at NBC. 

Apart from her own media career, Elizabeth is widely known as the third wife of late CEO and Chairman of Fox News, Roger Ailes, who passed away in 2017. However, he resigned from the channel in July 2016, after being accused of sexual harassment by Megyn Kelly, Andrea Tantaros, and Gretchen Carlson.

Elizabeth Ailes Tilson is a Widow of Roger Ailes

Since her husband died, Elizabeth Ailes has remained private. She was once in marital life with her late husband, Roger Ailes for 19 years. Neverthless, they first met at CNBC where she was working as a programming executive. 

Elizabeth Tilson With Her Late Husband, Roger Ailes
Image: Elizabeth Tilson With Her Late Husband, Roger Ailes
Source: Newsweek

On the 14th of February 1998, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony. At that time, she was just 37 and he was 58. So they had 21 years age gap. Two years later, they welcomed their son, Zachary Ailes in 2000. As of now, he is 20 years old.

Suddenly, after hearing all of Roger's accusations, she was traumatized but supported her husband. She remained with him until his death on May 18, 2017, three days after his 77th birthday. He died from a brain injury.

Roger Ailes With His Son, Zachary Ailes
Image: Roger Ailes With His Son, Zachary Ailes
Source: Cosmopolitan

Before her, the producer of The Mike Douglas Show was married two times. Her first nuptials was with Marjorie White from 1960 to 1977 and the second one was with Norma Ferrer from 1981 to 1995.

How Much is Elizabeth Tilson Net Worth?

Elizabeth Tilson has her own side career as a journalist who worked for NBC News, CNBC, FNN and MSNBC. Thus without any doubt, she must have collected a huge amount of money. Her net worth is estimated at $1 Million, in early 2021.

On the other hand, her later husband, Roger Ailes had a whopping net worth of $200 Million, at the time of his death in 2017, as per Celebrity Net Worth. The Ohio University graduated was active in the TV news and entertainment industry for over five decades. 

At the peak of his career at Fox News, he made $20 million per year in salary from 2004 to 2016. So in total, he earned a minimum of $240 million from News Corp, before taxes. Also, was the adviser of Trump's presidential campaign.

Fox Television Stations CEO, Roger Ailes Who Died in 2017, Had $200 Million Net Worth
Caption: Fox Television Stations CEO, Roger Ailes Who Died in 2017, Had $200 Million Net Worth
Source: The Cut

Asides, Roger had bought a number of properties in Florida, New York and New Jersey including a $36 million mansion, which is 10,000 square feet.

Elizabeth Tilson: Bio, Wiki and Early Life

Elizabeth Tilson was born in December 1960 in the United States. However, there is no information available regarding her siblings and parents. So far, Tilson holds American citizenship and is of white ethnicity. 

Tilson graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a degree in journalism. Following her graduation, she began her career as a  young journalist working with the TV network, NBC News at Sunrise. At the same time, she also co-produced the daily business show, Before Hours, with the Wall Street Journal.

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