Emily Compagno has had quite the journey to permanent co-host of highly ranked Fox News segment, Outnumbered. Compagno was an NFL cheerleader, became an attorney, then a Fox News contributor before earning her spot on Outnumbered.
Compagno is a classic car enthusiast who states on Instagram that if she’s not on TV, she’s cruising in her modified ’72 Mustang. Despite Emily being immensely popular, there’s little public information about her personal life. Emily’s secretive stance has limited the information about her, but we have uncovered several details about her husband and family.
She got married to husband Peter Riley in September 2017
Emily Compagno is hugely secretive about her love life, and all we know about it is that she got married to Peter Riley in September 2017. On 15th September 2017, he posted a photo of her husband’s wedding ring on Twitter and added the caption, “I’ve been married one day and my husband leaves his ring in the hotel room.”
She regularly honors her family members who fought in the World Wars
Emily was born in East Oakland, California, to Katherine and John Compagno, and she grew up alongside her two sisters. She regularly honors her family members who fought in the World Wars. Her Instagram page is full of photos of her great relatives who served in both wars. On 11th November 2019, she posted a photo of her great uncle, PVT Joseph Lorenz, and added the caption:
“I honor my family & their contributions & sacrifices for this country, for the freedom our flag represents: My father, uncles, grandfather, greats & more. Thank you, all veterans. Thank you, all families, who sacrifice heart & hope alongside our brave soldiers.”
Emily also urges people to contribute to veterans’ charities and funds. She also advertises charities that support orphans and the poor in Africa.
Emily has criticized the manner of United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan
Emily comes from a family steeped in military history. Her grandfather inspired generations of military men who served for the United States. While wishing her dad a happy Father’s Day in June 2021, Emily mentioned that he was a Commander in the US Navy. Compagno added:
“I could not be prouder to be his daughter. My lighthouse, my mentor, the most instrumental figure in my life & my greatest teacher. I am who I am & where I am because of my dad’s incredible support, influence, leadership & unfailing generosity. All my love & gratitude to the best dad in the whole world.”
Therefore, she had a lot to say about President Biden’s removal of US troops from Afghanistan. The consensus is that the withdrawal was long overdue but could have nevertheless benefited from proper planning. Per Fox News, Emily offered a far more scathing assessment of the withdrawal:
“What really shocks the conscience is that these aren’t people making informed decisions on their own and saying, ‘You know what, I’m going to stay here. I’m great.’ These are people who want desperately to get out, including the interpreter that saved this guy’s life when he was a Senator. And they’ve been absolutely abandoned. This is 100 percent reprehensible.”