Inside Emily Compagno's Personal Life - Nicki Swift (2024)


From the football field to Fox News, Emily Compagno has done and seen it all. But while the host is on TV each day, and viewers may feel like they really know the journalist, Compagno actually leads a private life — leaving everyone wanting to know more about the television personality.

Let's just face it, Compagno was born to be on TV — and Fox News especially. Before starting her career, Compagno graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Washington. Putting her political science degree to the test, Compagno then attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, per The U.S. Sun. After graduating from law school in 2006, Compagno chose to stay in San Francisco to become a criminal defense attorney while simultaneously joining the NFLOakland Raiders cheer team, the Raiderettes, she told SF Gate.

And while being an attorney and an NFL cheerleader is a lot to juggle, Compagno was just as successful on the field as she was off, though she ended up leaving the team to focus on her career as a budding attorney. But it seems that decision paid off because by 2018, her background as a lawyer and her ability to perform in the spotlight convened when she was asked to join Fox News as a legal analyst, something Compagno called a "natural" fit, per TheWrap. Now, as Compagno is a mainstay on the TV screen, many are looking to learn more about their favorite Fox News correspondent.

What do we know about Emily Compagno's personal life?

For a journalist who appears on television five days a week, Emily Compagno has become a pro at keeping her personal life private. Maybe it's because of her legal background, or maybe it's because she has over 300,000 followers on social media, but one thing is for sure — Compagno is not one to share details about her life or husband — despite sporting a rock on her left finger.

But here's what we do know. The Fox News personality is married to Peter Riley, a well-known real estate agent and broker in Vancouver, Washington with Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Northwest Real Estate. Yet, while Riley may have a license in the Pacific Northwest for work, we can infer that the real estate agent is either from California or has roots in the Golden State, as he and Compagno met as teenagers — with Compagno being born and raised California.

According to The U.S. Sun, Riley and Compagno knew of each other from a young age, but it wasn't until they happened to see each other on a Seattle sidewalk years later that they reconnected. From there, it was simply love at first sight. Yet, when these two started dating they certainly didn't know what was to come in their relationship — fame, success, notoriety, or Fox News — so, are these two still together?

Are Emily Compagno and Peter Riley still married?

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Love certainly conquers all — at least it does for Emily Compagno and Peter Riley, because after reconnecting on a sidewalk in Seattle, Compagno and Riley tied the knot in 2017, per The U.S. Sun.

From what we know, Compagno and Riley said their vows during a private ceremony in Italy at Hotel Villa Cimbrone, which is located on the Amalfi Coast. And when we say private ceremony, we mean it. According to sources, neither Compagno nor Riley had any guests in attendance at the wedding — rather it was only them, and their two photographers. But it seems they took their vows to heart because after these two agreed to be together for better or worse, one part came true, as Compagno got picked up by Fox Newsa year into their marriage.

But ever since starring on Fox News, Compagno has become even quieter about her relationship with Riley. While both Compagno and Riley seem to be born and raised west coasters, it seems after Compagno joined Fox News in 2018, she moved to New York City, but it is unclear whether Riley did too. And one look at Compagno's Instagram has left many fans with questions, as there's no trace of Riley or a ring on a certain hand for Compagno. But whether these two have called it quits or have just chosen to keep their relationship quiet — we're going to hope it's the latter, rather than the former.


Inside Emily Compagno's Personal Life - Nicki Swift (2024)
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