Jeff Halperin has been the strong pillar behind the American politician and former news anchor, Kari Lake for over 25 years. On his own he is an acclaimed photo journalist, videographer and editor. Through his career exploits, he started production companies like ZenHD which is based in Phoenix, Arizona and Awake Media LLC. Jeff’s work has earned him a spot as a successful producer and unsurprisingly, this has garnered him recognitions like the Emmy nomination for Outstanding Sports Journalism in 2020.
Though he makes the waves from behind the scene’s, his wife’s public life as a a politician and a runner in the 2022 mid term guber elections in Arizona has made many wonder about the man in her life. As it is, this is a query that we have details about.
Jeff Halperin is of Colombian-Jewish Ancestry
As you would find, Jeff Halperin’s date of birth is not a detail he has made public yet, we gathered that he celebrates his birthday on September 25 yearly. Taking a close look at him, one of the things that stands out is his height of 6 feet. Away from this, he traces his ancestry to Colombia as well as being Jewish due to his parents heritage.
So far, he has managed to keep details about his parents pprivate instead focusing on his career. Thus, this has made us concentrate on his educational pursuit in preparation for the work he is now known for. Halperin attended Creighton University where he obtained his bachelors degree in Journalism and History.
He is an Emmy Nominated Journalist
In 2020, Halperin had a taste of the spotlight when he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his ESPN E: 60 documentary of the Turkish basketball player, Enes Kanter. He and his team had worked tirelessly to bring to life the political activism the player was involved in in his native country. Theough they did not win the award, it became one of Halperin’s well known works.
A close look at his career reveals that he started out as a news editor and journalist. In his rise to the top, he honed his skills at organizations like the Albany-based WNYT-TV KPNX-TV, NBC, and KPNX-TV, a subsidiary of Phoenix’s NBC.
After years of covering the areas of news editing, photo journalism and videography, Halperin realized that it was time for him to expand. This he did by venturing as an independent journalist. He started a production firm named ZenHD. The Arizona-based organization specialized in various aspects of production.
Reportedly, he has expanded his business by starting another production company named Awake Media in March 2021. Apparently, he and his wife, Kari Lake are some sort of partners which is the closest explanation for her being the manager. Moreso, he renders his expertise to his wife political footage.
How Did he Meet and Marry Kari Lake?
As mentioned, he is a veteran media man and it was in the course of his career that he met Kari Lake. The two had worked at Channel 12, KPNX in Phoenix Arizona. At the time Kari was one of the popular faces on screen as she covered news as an anchor while Halperin worked as a videographer.
At some point, the pair moved their relationship from a professional one to a romantic one and as they say, they rest became History. They tied the knot on September 26, 1998. On his part, this is Jeff’s first marriage while it is the second for Lake. She was previously married to Tracy Finnegan, an electrical engineer but they later divorced.
Regardless of this being a second marriage for Lake and a first for Halperin, they couple have shown that they are the perfect fit for each other considering their long lasting marriage.
He Has Been a Staunch Supporter of the Journalist-turned Politician
Throughout their marriage, Kari has always been in the spotlight while Halperin supports her from the background. In fact he has given Lake all the support that a partner can give their significant other and her career growth gives credence to this. In 1999, Jeff and Kari moved to Fox 10 in Phoenix where she took the position of evening anchor.
For the next couple of the years, she gave interviews to politicians like US former presidents, Barrack Obama and Donald Trump as well as other popular people. In 2021, Kari resigned from anchoring after over two decades and guess who was by her side, well, you guess[ed right, it was Jeff. His wife made this decision so she can concentrate on running for the Arizona gubernatoral race. As a republican, Lake has faced a lot of backlash and gotten involved in controversies. She did not accept the election result after Katie Hobbs was declared winner and this led to several lawsuits for the reversal of the result. So far, her lawsuits have been kicked out.
Moving on, Halperin’s wife has plans for her political career including her likely run for the senate. Previously, there were speculations that she may be picked to run beside Donald Trump as his vice ahead of his 2024 bid for the US presidency. This has drawn reactions from many due to the corruption charge against the former president.
Despite all the backlash she gets from some quarters, Halperin has remianed her top supporter and he has continued to show this at her campaigns and other official functions.
Is Halperin a Father?
The American videographer and enterpreneur is the father of two children, a daugher named Ruby Halperin who was born on March 30, 2003 and Leo, a son born on October 10, 2008. From what we gathered, Halperin’s children with the American politician choose to keep a low profile.