Gillian Turner Biography

Gillian Turner is an American-South African television personality and a journalist. She is currently working as a Fox News correspondent. Turner was best known for serving as the National Security Council Staffer during George Bush and later Barack Obama’s presidencies. Along with these, she is also the Vice President of Jones Group International, which is a global strategy company.

Early Life

Gillian H. Turner was born on September 6, 1982, in Cape Town, South Africa. She spent most of her childhood in South Africa in her hometown and later shifted to New York City. Details about her parents or siblings aren’t shared with the media. But it’s claimed that her mother is an author. From the age of 8, she was trained in Ballet at the School of American Ballet and during that time, she was an outstanding dancer.

She performed with the Pennsylvania Ballet and was determined to make it her career but she changed it when she entered college. She attended and graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Politics. After that, she attended the University of Cape Town for her master’s degree in African Security Studies. She was an extremely intelligent student and won the award for Academic Excellence from Vidda.

Gillian Turner Career

Brilliant at studies and such a bright person was destined to make it big in the future and Gillian Turner is a fine example of that. After her education, she climbed the ladder of success. She joined the Minority leader of the US House of Representatives after she returned from completing her master’s. After that, she spent some time working with the Albright Group, LLC. And she then worked at the US Department of State in the Bureau Of Democracy for Human Rights and Labour.

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In 2006, Turner was hired to work on the White House National Security Council and she served four years. Between 2006 and 2009, she served in the position of a Research Assistant in the National Security Council Advisor’s office which led her to travel all over the world. Her professional work and contribution led her to become the youngest person to win the National Security Council Outstanding Service Award. During Barack Obama’s period, she was the Acting Director of Legislative Affairs. She was also in charge of collaboration between the White House and the House of Representatives. She left this position in 2010.

In 2014, she changed her profession to journalism. She started as a contributor at Fox News. She started with covering stories related to high-profile officials in Washington DC. In 2017, she was promoted to a full-time News Correspondent. She appeared in many programs like “America’s Newsroom”, “Fox News Sunday”, “The Five” and “Fox & Friends”, giving her opinions on current events happening. Other than this spectacular career, she also is the Vice President and Senior Associate of Jones Group International. She is working alongside Jim Jones, the former National Security Adviser.

Social Media

Gillian Turner is extremely known and her various social media accounts bore witness to how well known she is. Turner like many others is active on various social platforms and shares snippets of her life and career with her fans. She is available on Twitter under the handle @GillianHTurner. On Instagram, she is under the username @gillianhturner. As of June 12, 2021, she has around 70.9k followers on Twitter and 33.9k followers on Instagram.

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Gillian Turner Biography

Real Name Gillian Turner
Birth Date September 6, 1982
Age (as of 2021) 38 Years
Birth Place Cape Town, South Africa
Nationality American
Profession News Correspondent, Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Virgo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 56 kg  –  in Pounds –  123 lbs
Body Measurements 36-25-35
Bra Size 34A
Waist Size 25 Inches
Hips Size 35 Inches
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim




College Columbia University, University of Cape Town

Relationship Status

Marital Status Engaged
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Who is her Fiance? Alex Kramer

Personal Life

Turner isn’t married but soon will hear the wedding bells. She is engaged to Alex Kramer, with whom she was in a serious relationship for years. They got engaged in 2016. According to the sources, he is the Vice President, UX Leader at Optoro. She doesn’t share much of their pictures, but it counts and shows their love towards each other when she does. She seems very happy and satisfied in her life.

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Gillian Turner Net Worth

She had an incredible career that was active for over a decade. With such an accredited career, she must have a notable net worth. As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million. According to the sources, she is earning a yearly salary of $300,000. As she kept many aspects of her life away from the public, she also hasn’t revealed her exact income and her assets.


  • Turner is a dog enthusiast and has two dogs, Olivia and Connor.
  • She is fluent in the French language along with English.
  • Gillian was named one of the ’50 Most Beautiful Women’ in 2016.
  • She was rewarded with the American Politics award.
  • Turner was also named a Sharp Fellow at Columbia University.

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