The Untold Truth About Emily Compagno’s Husband, Peter Riley

March 22, 2024
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Peter Riley is an American real estate agent, but probably known best as the husband of Fox contributor and TV host Emily Compagno. He isn’t active on social media, as he prefers to maintain a private lifestyle.

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Early life, family, educational background

Peter Riley was born in 1971 in Portland, Oregon USA; the names and professions of his parents are unknown. He hasn’t shared the details of his childhood, or spoken about his years at high school. According to his LinkedIn profile, he attended Portland State University in Oregon, USA from 2000 to 2003, majoring in Geology, Computer Applications, and Data Analysis. However, he chose not to pursue a career in those fields.



According to, Peter has been a real estate broker since 2009 when he acquired his realtor license. At one point, he worked at Prudential NW Properties real estate agency, that helps customers buy or sell properties; the company has been around for more than 54 years.

In 2015, he started working at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate (BHHSNW), and is now the Top Listing and Buyer Broker in the company, repeatedly ranking in the Top 2% Berkshire Hathaway. During his career, he’s closed deals on more than 300 properties in Washington State including Vancouver area. Peter also specializes in relocation, and has worked as a relocation agent at The Vancouver Clinic.

With more than 13 years of real estate experience, Peter has accumulated multiple positive reviews and recommendations.

Personal life, wife Emily Compagno

Peter has been married to Emily Compagno since 2017. Reportedly, they met during their teenage years, but didn’t start dating at the time. The couple met again after more than a decade and this time started dating. In 2017, they had a secret wedding at Villa Cimbrone in Ravello, Italy – they didn’t invite anyone except for their photographer friends Jos and Trees WoodSmith, who also designed their wedding. Only some of the images remain accessible to the public – the couple prefers to keep their personal life private. Even though Emily is active on Instagram and Twitter, she doesn’t share pictures of her partner.

As of late 2022, Emily and Peter don’t have any children.


Who is Emily Compagno?

Emily Compagno is an American TV host, former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader, and a former attorney. She was born on 9 November 1979, in Oakland, California USA, to Katherine and John Compagno. Her father is of Italian descent, and her great-grandfather was a veteran of World War I, earning the Silver Star for his service. Her family roots have determined a large part of her endeavors, as she’s personally involved with non-profit organizations that support veterans and members of law enforcement.

Emily completed her bachelor studies at the University of Washington, majoring in political science and receiving the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps’ Cadet of the Quarter Award. Later, she continued her studies at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 2006.

She entered the California bar, and started working as a criminal defense attorney. At the same time, she was the captain of the cheerleading squad Oakland Raiderettes – the NFL recognized her talent and selected her as an ambassador who represented them in various countries.

Throughout her career as an attorney, Emily has worked at the US Court of Appeals, and Social Security Administration. In 2018, she became a contributor at Fox News, mainly offering legal analysis. Since 2021, she’s the co-host of the show “Outnumbered”., and has also frequently featured in the show “Gutfeld”.

In 2022, Emily faced controversy following her comments about the voting rights of Kenyan women. She stated that in Kenya pregnant women aren’t allowed to leave their homes, which deprives them of the right to vote in the elections. Kenyan population and media were outraged, claiming that Kenyan women vote as usual when they are pregnant, even given priority if there’s a line at the voting station. Emily responded by citing websites, but didn’t list any reliable sources.


Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts

  • Peter doesn’t have any social media accounts except for LinkedIn, as he prefers to stay out of the limelight;
  • His wife, Emily, is a real car aficionado;
  • The couple resides in Seattle, but Emily travels a lot for work;
  • He inherited gold cufflinks from his father-in-law, and wore them on his wedding day;
  • Emily once gave him a watch as a present that had an engraving saying ‘ti amo per sempre’ – ‘I love you forever’ in English;
  • Peter forgot his wedding ring a day after their wedding. Emily shared the incident on her social media account jokingly, however, some of her followers took it seriously, and started defending the groom/husband.
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Appearance, clothing style

Peter Riley is 51 years old; he has a light complexion with dark blonde hair and blue eyes. His height is 6ft 1in (185cm), and he weighs approximately 172lbs (78kgs); he seems to have a slim figure, but it’s unknown whether he works out regularly or not. Peter seems to prefer formal attire, appearing in blazers, shirts and classic trousers in all of his pictures. Occasionally, he also wears casual clothes, such as jeans and polo shirts, but his work requires him to adhere to business style. He doesn’t wear ties or accessories.


Net worth and salary

As of late 2022, Peter Riley’s net worth is estimated at close to $8 million, his main source of income is his job as a real estate agent; reportedly, he earns approximately $150,000 annually. He hasn’t disclosed whether he owns any real estate properties or not. His wife, Emily Compagno has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Her primary source of income is her job as a TV host and reporter, and her annual income is around $150,000. According to her Instagram page, the couple has a cabin in Methow Valley which is her favorite place in Washington State. It’s unclear whether she owns any other real estate properties or not. She doesn’t engage in brand partnerships, mainly earning money from traditional sources. Emily and Peter don’t follow an ostentatious lifestyle, regardless of being well-off.

Martha Clifford

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