Faith Daniels Biography
Faith Daniels (born March 9, 1957) is an American television news anchor, reporter, and talk show host.
Faith Daniels Age
She is 62 years old.
Faith Daniels Early life
Born Faith Augustine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Daniels graduated from Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania., and attended Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia–where she was initiated as a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
This is how NBC cameras got that 1992 footage of Trump and Epstein at Mar-a-Lago.
Married TV host Faith Daniels said that Trump “kissed me on the lips in front of the paparazzi, and I said ‘that’ll cost ya, I’m booking you on the show’.”https://t.co/DwlQOPtlJj
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 18, 2019
Faith Daniels Media career
Daniels began her media career in the early 1980s, working at WTRF-TV in Wheeling, West Virginia. It was at WTRF where she met her husband, Dean Daniels. Daniels also worked for ABC and CBS affiliates in Peoria, Illinois; WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio; and also at WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
How did NBC originally get this footage of the cheerleader party? It’s a not-so-funny story. Trump agreed to appear on Faith Daniels’ show after he kissed the married news anchor on the lips at a public event while her husband’s back was turned. https://t.co/0WpRYqLAFE
— Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) July 18, 2019
She began her national news career when she joined CBS News as the anchor of the CBS Morning News in the spring of 1985. At age 28, she was one of the youngest national news anchors. She joined NBC in June 1990 as the news anchor for Today and became the anchor of the now-defunct News at Sunrise. In 1991, she became the first journalist to host her own national daily talk show A Closer Look (which was later renamed Faith Daniels), which aired on NBC at 12:30 ET; among the show’s prominent interviews was with Stacey Koon–one of the police officers involved in the beating of Rodney King–on October 24, 1992.
A 1992 episode of A Closer Look includes footage of financier Jeffrey Epstein, 10 years prior to his conviction as a felony sex offender, attending a party at the home of Donald Trump. Trump is seen grabbing a woman toward him and patting her behind, and Epstein and Trump converse with evident familiarity. In an on-camera interview Daniels conducted with Trump, Daniels objects to being grabbed and kissed by Trump.
Maddow shows lewd retro video of Trump bragging about planting open-mouth kiss on TV host — and then it gets worse: A new lewd video has been released that shows President Donald Trump admitting to grabbing Faith Daniels, who was married at the time, and… https://t.co/3PWacbVDur pic.twitter.com/uZS1xCoNbh
— NotComey (@notComey) July 18, 2019
Faith Daniels Popular culture appearances
Daniels had a cameo role in a 1992 Murphy Brown episode as a guest at Murphy’s baby shower along with Katie Couric, Paula Zahn, Mary Alice Williams, and Joan Lunden. She worked at the news magazine Dateline NBC from 1993–1995. In the mid-1990s, she did a series of commercials for the heartburn medication Pepcid AC.
Everyone knew who #Trump was before he ever said he was serious about running. He said it about himself in 1998. Watch him contrasting himself with #BillClinton, who was fending off impeachment over Lewinsky. And listen to #FaithDaniels reaction to a kiss pic.twitter.com/4YXIF2SK26
— (((L.N. Smithee))) (@LNSmithee) July 18, 2019
An active supporter of the National Council for Adoption, Daniels no longer works as an anchor, reporter, or host; however, she did return to public view by playing the part of the candidates’ debate moderator in Robin Williams’s movie Man of the Year (2006).
Faith Daniels Trump Scandal
The 1992 footage of Trump and Jeffrey Epstein was shot by NBC for a Faith Daniels talk show called “A Closer Look,” which profiled the then-newly divorced Trump.
Video of President Donald Trump partying with accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein at a Mar-a-Lago party in 1992 was filmed for a segment on NBC’s ‘A Closer Look, whose host claimed that Trump allowed cameras into the resort after kissing her while her husband’s back was turned.
Morning Joe unearthed the clip of Epstein and Trump chatting and watching women dance on Wednesday, just days after the president claimed he was never friends with the fellow billionaire who was arrested for sex trafficking last week.
Additional footage soon emerged from the remainder of A Closer Look’s 30-minute segment, in which host Faith Daniels recounts how Trump ended up on her show.
‘I don’t even know why I’m on the show except we want to get you good ratings. And you are, you’re going to get big ratings,’ Trump tells Daniels in the old interview.
Fast Facts You Need To Know
- NBC released a clip from A Closer Look host Faith Daniels’ 1992 interview with Donald Trump on Wednesday
- Trump joked that he was only on the show to help Daniels get good ratings
- She replied with ‘the whole story’, saying: ‘You kissed me on the lips in front of the paparazzi, and I said: “That’ll cost you, I’m booking you on the show”‘
- Trump confirmed the story and admitted Daniels’ husband’s back was turned
- The interview was part of 36 hours of footage NBC filmed for the segment
- It resurfaced shortly after another clip recorded for the same purpose, which shows Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein at a private party at Mar-a-Lago
- Trump is seen dancing with a bevy of young models and chatting with Epstein
- Last week the president insisted that he was never friends with Epstein after the billionaire was arrested on sex trafficking charges
- ‘I had a falling out with him a long time ago. I wasn’t a fan,’ he said of Epstein