How Joey Jones Survived an IED Blast and Became a Fox News Host

March 22, 2024
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Who is Joey Jones?

Former American US Marine officer, motivational speaker and news show host Johnny Joey Jones, was born in Dalton, Georgia USA, on 21 July 1986, making Cancer his zodiac sign. He’s perhaps known best for the time he spent serving with the US Marines, especially for serving in Helmand Province in Afghanistan, where he stepped on a hidden improvised explosive device (IED) on 6 August 2010; Joey lost both legs in the explosion, and injured his right forearm and both wrists. He’s since been walking on prosthetic legs.

Joey remained a Marine for a year and a half more, retiring in 2012.

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Education and early life

Joey was raised in Dalton by his parents about whom he rarely speaks in public, as they prefer to stay away from media; it’s believed that his father was in the US Army, and his mother a housewife. Joey hasn’t spoken about having siblings, and is believed to have none.

He studied at Southeast Whitfield High School and was physically active there, playing various sports for his school’s teams and running track. He matriculated in 2004 and then financially supported himself by working as a forklift operator; Joey then enrolled at Dalton State College, but dropped out a year later.

He completed his marine training on Parris Island, California and became an explosive ordinance disposal technician; Joey was then sent to Afghanistan.

Upon recovering from surgery following the IED explosion in 2012, Joey enrolled at Georgetown University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in liberal studies in 2016.

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Joey’s career

Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree, Joey began working at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and was then hired by the charity Boot Campaign as their chief operating officer.

He became a motivational speaker, talking about war veterans at various venues around the USA, including colleges. He’s collaborated with organizations Never Quit Bureau and Marcus Luttrell’s, and has worked at Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground as a senior advisor to military programming.

It was in 2019 that Joey was hired by Fox News Media as a contributor, while he’s today the anchor of their show “Fox Nation Outdoors”.

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Most viewed YouTube videos

Joey’s yet to launch his own YouTube channel, but is still popular on the network thanks to various videos which feature him, and having been uploaded by other users. Most of these feature him working at Fox News, and we’re going to mention three of the most watched amongst these, which’ve contributed to Joey’s popularity.

His #1 video “Joey Jones has ‘no sympathy’ for Biden” was uploaded by Fox News on 27 August 2021, and has since been viewed close to 550,000 times; it features Joey talking about US President Joe Biden, while mostly about his withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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His second most popular video “Johnny Joey Jones blasts ‘spin doctor’ military leadership” was uploaded by Fox News on 31 August 2020, and has since been watched over 500,000 times; it features Joey talking about the war in Afghanistan.

Joey’s #3 video “Vet who lost legs has message for Kaepernick” was uploaded by Fox News on 30 August 2016, and has since been watched close to 400,000 times; it features Joey talking about American Football quarterback and civil rights activist Colin Rand Kaepernick.

Presence on social media networks

Joey’s active on several social media networks, and is followed by close to 100,000 people on Instagram; he’s posted nearly 5,000 pictures and videos, most of which show him spending time with his wife and children.

Joey’s tweeted more than 56,000 times since the launch of his Twitter account in September 2011, and more than 350,000 people are following him on this social media network; most of his tweets are about politics.

Joey’s Facebook page is followed by more than 90,000 people, and his most recent update was on 21 February 2023.

He doesn’t have a TikTok account, but a number of videos featuring Joey have been posted onto the network by other users, and these have been viewed over two million times.

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Love life and marriage

Joey and his wife Meg Jones met while they were both attending Southeast Whitfield High School, but they only began dating in 2010; she’s today working at the non-profit organization Boot Campaign as their program director.

The two exchanged vows on 30 December 2012, in a private ceremony at Marine Corps Barracks 8th & I, attended by over 200 of their family members and friends; Joey and his wife have a son and a daughter together, but their names and birthdates remain undisclosed.

It’s also known that this is Joey’s second marriage, as he was previously married to Elise Jones, a non-celebrity American with whom he has a son.

Joey hasn’t mentioned other women whom he’s been with, he’s married to his second wife Meg Jones as of March 2023, and they have two children together; he also has a daughter with his first wife Elise Jones.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Joey’s physically highly active, as he works out at the gym nearly every day, and also enjoys swimming and boxing.

He’s a fan of tattoos, and his both arms and chest are nearly entirely inked.

Joey’s passionate about travelling, and has been to many US states to speak about his experiences as a war veteran, while he’s also vacationed in several European countries, including France and England.

Joey’s a huge fan of National Football League (NFL), and has watched many live games.

Rock ‘n’ roll’s Joey’s favorite music genre, while his two favorite bands are Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC.

Some of Joey’s favorite actors are Al Pacino, Tom Hanks and Matt Damon, while a couple of his favorite movies include “Saving Private Ryan”, “The Martian” and the trilogy “The Godfather”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Joey’s age is 36. He has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 9ins (1.76m) tall and weighs around 190lbs (85kgs).

Joey’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of March 2023.

Olivia Wilson

As the Freelance Writer at Net Worth Post, I steer producing riveting stories about the lives and triumphs of influencers. With an unwavering commitment to precision and a flair for weaving compelling tales, I guide our content creation, from the depths of research to the pinnacle of narrative excellence. My responsibilities encompass the full spectrum of editorial management, including the meticulous investigation, narrative development, and upholding the integrity and high standard of our output.

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