John Hockenberry Biography

Published On Jan 16, 2018
Facts of John Hockenberry
Date of Birth: 1956 , June-4
Birth Nation: United States
Name Nick Viall
Birth Name Nick Viall
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Profession American Reality Star
Working For Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Net Worth $250,000
Salary $75,000 and $90,000 for the Television series
Weight in KG 80
Married Unmarried
Married to Cindy Gruden (m. 1991)
Children Deuce Gruden, Jayson Gruden, Michael Gruden
Divorce Not Yet
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook
Nick Name N/A
Father Christopher Viall
Mother Mary Viall
Ethnicity White
Education Waukesha North High School and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Awards N/A
TV Show Dancing with the Stars, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette
Eye Color Light Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Stints on ABC reality shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise
Books The Holmes Manual
Affair with January Jones, Rachel Lindsay (past)
Boyfriend Alexander Hopkins
Religion Muslim
Tattoo(s) N/A
Body Measurements 34-25-34
Movies Starve
Siblings Jessica Viall, Sarah Viall, Teressa Viall, Bella Viall, Maria Viall, Olivia Viall, James Viall, Luke Ciall, Peter Viall, Samuel Viall
Waist size 33 inches
Chest Size 42 inches
Bicep Size 15 inches
Shoe Size 9.5 US
Girlfriend Single
Sisters Jessica Viall, Sarah Viall, Teressa Viall, Bella Viall, Maria Viall, Olivia Viall
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Hockenberry began his career as a volunteer for the National Public Radio affiliate KLCC in Eugene, Oregon. In 1981, he went to Washington, D.C., where he served as a newscaster. He has also hosted a two-hour night news show, HEAT with John Hockenberry. His co-worker at NPR were popular journalists like David Scott Simon, Sloane Crosley, and Tom Ashbrook. For his job, he traveled to various places around the globe including a Middle East correspondent, reporting on the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and 1992. 

Hockenberry has reported numerous stories related to different fields for more than three decades. Similarly, he has written a dozen of magazine and newspaper articles, a play, and two books, including the bestselling memoir Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence, that was selected for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Hockenberry has also worked for The New York Times, Wired, The New Yorker, Metropolis, The Columbia Journalism Review, and The Washington Post. He has also featured as a presenter or moderator at numerous design and idea conferences all over the world like the World Science Festival in New York and Brisbane, the TED conference, the Mayo Clinic’s Transform Symposium, as well as the Aspen Comedy Festival. 

Hockenberry is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his long-term girlfriend, Alison Craiglow, after dating her for sometimes. The couple blessed with five children including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax. He lives a happy married life in New York City and Massachusetts along with his wife and children. There is no any rumor of divorce between the couple.

Once he was accused of sexual harassment by author Suki Kim, who claimed Hockenberry sent her suggestive emails and made unwanted sexual advances.

As a popular journalist and anchor, Hockenberry earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. He has worked for numerous news channels and television shows from which he must have collected a chunk of money. 

His monthly earning from the WNYC's The Takeaway show was $265,595. He is co-host of the show Adaora Udoji and Laura Walker received $332,147 and $512,870 respectively. According to some source, his net worth in the past was $900 thousand, but his current net worth is under review.

John Hockenberry facts on timeline

Born in United States

June 4 , 1956

Hockenberry was born in Dayton, Ohio, the United States and was raised in upstate New York and Michigan. Currently, he is 62-years old and his birth sign is Gemini. 

Wrote And the Loser Is


Huckleberry wrote a scathing review of the Academy Award-winning film Million Dollar Baby called And the Loser Is. The review was submitted to a disability website with the title "Million Dollar Bigot" as an exclusive feature.

Accused of sexual harrasment by Suki Kim


The New York Magazine published and exposed about novelist Suki Kim accused Hockenberry of sexually harassing her and other women he had worked with on The Takeaway.



John dated his girlfriend Alison Craiglow, for a long time. Later the couple got married and blessed with five children including two sets of twins: Zoe, Olivia, Regan, Zachary, and Ajax.

Total Net worth


Being a journalist and anchor, Hockenberry earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. His net worth in near past was $900 thousand; however his present net worth is under review.