In 1990, Major got married to Julie Kirtz. Julie is a Fox News correspondent and she is also popular for being a general assignment reporter. As a married couple, they have been parents three times.
With the completion of his high school graduation from some high school in United States, Major joined University of Missouri. There he majored in Journalism as well as in Political Science. He graduated from there in 1984. He has been active as a journalist since a long time. In 1990, he joined U.S. News & World Report where he served them as a senior editor and congressional correspondent. He also worked in The Washington Times as a congressional reporter for several years. In 2000, he joined CNN's White House team. He began working as a general assignment reporter in Fox News since 2002. He has been working at CBS News as chief White House correspondent since November 2012. His net worth is said to be around $3 Million Dollars.