Lea Gabrielle Potts was born in 1975, in Alexandria, Virginia USA, of North American ethnicity; the actual date of her birth is unknown. She is probably best recognized for being a correspondent and journalist for the Fox News Channel, but is also known for her role as a general-assignment reporter for the news/talk TV program “Shepard Smith Reporting”. She is also known as a former US Navy pilot.
Early Life and Education
Lea Gabrielle was raised by her father, who worked as a professional Navy Jag, so upon matriculation from Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, she enrolled in the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. After she was named a finalist in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search in 1997, she wanted to pursue a career in science, so she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Right after graduation, Lea entered the active-duty Navy, attending the US Navy Flight School at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. After studying there for two years, she earned a diploma for Naval Aviator Wings. Moreover, she was also qualified with an instrument rating, and as a commercial pilot.
Career in the U.S. Navy
Lea’s career in the U.S. Navy eventually began when she became a fighter pilot of the single-seat F/A-18 “Hornet”, serving in that capacity for 12 years, interspersed with other duties such as a landing signal officer (LSO) and a squadron public affairs officer. She served in Iraq and Afghanistan too, where her responsibilities included providing air support for ground troops, being an intelligence operations officer in Operation Enduring Freedom, and a defense foreign liaison officer.
Nevertheless, Lea was always interested in journalism as much as in science, and serving her country, so after leaving the Navy she went to New York to pursue a career as a journalist, enrolled in the New York Film Academy to study journalism. Almost immediately after obtaining her digital journalism certificate in 2009, she started working for NBC News. People who worked there at the time recognized her talent and dedication, so they gave her the opportunity in 2010 to write, produce and edit “The Today Show”, NBC’s nightly news program. She was also responsible for writing news, editing articles and producing photos for NBC’s website. Her job as a digital journalist was to cover all stories for news programs for every affiliate of NBC’s in the whole country. While working there, she had a unique opportunity to conduct interviews and reports on some of the most important people all over the world, including now ex-President Barack Obama, the first female governor of Afghanistan, and Republican Presidential Nominees.
In September of 2011, Lea moved to San Diego, California, to work for KNSD-TV (NBC 7) as a military reporter, adding a considerable amount to her net worth and popularity emanating from her reports about the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. She was a journalist in San Diego for approximately two years, and during this time, she began using her married name – Lea Sutton.
However, after divorce, she moved back to New York City in 2013, where she became a journalist and reporter for one of the most popular companies in the field – Fox News Channel – and subsequently she became their number one correspondent in which position she is still working.
Lea Gabrielle Net Worth and Assets
Lea’s career in journalism started in 2009, and since then she has been primarily known for being a successful journalist. Thus, according to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Lea’s net worth is over $3 million, but the basis of which was laid through her successful career as a naval aviator.
Personal Life, Body Measurements and Social Media Presence
When it comes to speak about her personal life, Lea Gabrielle was married to Greg Sutton, who worked as a system engineer at the Johns Hopkins University. However, the couple had no any child. At the present time, she remains single. Her current residence is in New York City.
Regarding her body measurements, Lea is quite a tall woman with a height of 6 feet (183 cm), and her weight is reputed to be around 150 lbs (68 kgs).
In her spare time, Lea Gabrielle is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, including her official Twitter and Instagram accounts.