Sky News political editor Beth Rigby is best known for asking various questions to politicians that the public wants to be answered. Beth is quick, funny, and has a knack for juggling multiple topics.
Beth initially started her career at the age of 22 as a newspaper journalist for the Financial Times and The Times. Beth has climbed the ladder and has done a very long apprenticeship to get into political journalism. Active in political journalism for over a decade now, she has interviewed the biggest names in British politics as well as covered various breaking exclusive stories.
Is Beth Rigby Married?
Yes, Sky News political editor Beth Rigby is married to her husband Angelo Acanfora. Beth and her partner met at a northern soul night. Moreover, Angelo is 18 years senior to Beth. However, details regarding her marriage and wedding are concealed to their extreme.
Angelo was a graphic designer by profession. He worked as a freelancer and was not so in love with his career. So, when Beth asked Angelo if he could not work and take care of the children, Angelo agreed to the idea. He then decided to be a stay-at-home husband and carry on parenting.
When Beth was asked how she manages her home and work in an interview with the Guardian, she replied that she feels lucky that her husband Angelo is a stay-at-home dad and he is the sole reason that she can do her job.
Beth Rigby Children
Beth Rigby and her husband Angelo are parents to 2 kids, a son and a daughter. The duo first welcomed their son Buzz on 16th July 2009. They were then blessed with a baby girl, Edith, on 17th April 2012.
Beth Rigby and her family of 4 currently reside in north London. In addition, Beth and her kids are very fond of kittens and cats so, they have around 3 kittens as a part of their family
Beth Rigby Family, Parents
Beth Rigby was born on 19th February 1976 in Essex, England but was raised by her parents in Buckinghamshire. Beth’s father Mike was a businessman whereas her mother Edith was a headteacher. Beth’s mother died at the age of 62 due to lung cancer.
Talking about the siblings of Beth, she had an older brother named Alex. However, her elder brother also passed away at the age of 42 in August 2016 due to thymic carcinoma, a rare type of cancer.
Beth shares a wonderful connection with her family and she is often seen visiting her father in Norfolk with her kids. Additionally, her dad is a Lancastrian grammar schoolboy who later won a scholarship and attended Fitzwilliam College Cambridge.
Salary, Net Worth
Beth Rigby has done NJTJ journalist training and has years of experience as a financial journalist. She also was a retail correspondent, and consumer industry editor until being promoted to deputy political editor for the Financial Times.
She joined Sky News in 2016 and covers the latest news and analysis as a political editor from Westminster.
So, with nearly a decade of experience as a political journalist and as present political editor of Sky News Beth earns a generous sum of salary. Similarly, she has a net worth in the millions. However, the exact figure of her net worth is under review.
Her birth name is Elizabeth Frances Rigby.
Beth attended Beaconsfield High School where she participated in debate and dancing.
Beth studied social and political science at Cambridge University. She graduated in 1997 with 1st class honors from Cambridge University.
Beth then earned MA in Latin American Studies, Economics, and development studies from the Centre for Latin Americal Studies, University of London.
Beth Rigby holds British nationality and comprises of white ethnicity.
As for the height of Beth Rigby, she is said to be around 5 feet and 9 inches tall.