Douglas Harriman Kennedy

Douglas Harriman Kennedy
Douglas Harriman Kennedy
Born March 24, 1967 (1967-03-24) (age 44)
Washington, D.C.
Education Brown University
Occupation journalist
Political party Democratic
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse Molly Elizabeth Stark
Children Riley Elizabeth Kennedy, Mary McCauley, Rowen Francis
Parents Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel

Douglas Harriman Kennedy (born March 24, 1967 in Washington, D.C.) is the tenth child of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy, named in honor of W. Averell Harriman, a family friend and former governor of New York. He married Molly Elizabeth Stark, daughter of John Sherwood Stark and Sharon Ellen Wingon, on August 22, 1998 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

They have three daughters: Riley Elizabeth Kennedy, born 1999 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, Mary McCauley, born 2001, and Rowen Francis born in June 2004.

He graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School and Brown University and began his career as a print journalist with The New York Post. As an investigative reporter for the newspaper, Kennedy obtained the first interview with the officer who arrested Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh and broke numerous other health care and metropolitan area stories.

He joined Fox News Channel as a general assignment reporter in August 1996 and hosts a bi-monthly program on the network, Douglas Kennedy’s American Stories. While at Fox News, he covered the Presidential elections of 1996, 2000, and 2004, as well as Hurricane Katrina.[1]

In 2006, while working as a correspondent for the Fox News show "The Big Story With John Gibson," he commented on the controversy over whether the film of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's last moments should be shown, noting that he and his siblings "had to grow up with" seeing broadcasts and video clips of Kennedy's own father's death over and over. He said that in Irwin's case, it would be really "unnecessary and in very poor taste."[2]


  1. ^ Fox News Biography of Doug Kennedy dated July 14, 2006; accessed September 18, 2006.
  2. ^ Should Video of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin's Death Be Released? September 5, 2006 AP report on Fox site; must click "video" link in sidebar to see Kennedy's remarks. Video initially broadcast September 5, 2006. Accessed online September 18, 2006.

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