Mar 25, 2024 - Culture

How I Wake Up: Fox News' Jacqui Heinrich

Photo illustration collage of Jacqui Heinrich inside a red alarm clock.

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Jacqui Heinrich admits she generally needs more sleep, but who can blame her when you need to do a live shot at 3:39am, like when President Biden visited Israel last October.

  • As a White House correspondent for Fox News, her routine is reversed: "It's having a successful evening that allows my morning to be smooth," she says. Protip: No screens an hour before shuteye.

We caught up with Heinrich, who joined the White House Correspondents' Association board in 2022, about her morning rituals:

⏰ Wake-up time: "I don't really have a steady wake-up time," with rotating White House shifts.

📲 First thing she does: Reach for the phone for news and (likely dozens of) unread texts.

☕ Must have: "Caffeine straight to the bloodstream" — via Starbucks double shot espresso cans.

🍓 Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit, or yogurt.

👩‍💼 On the go: "I do all my own hair and makeup if I'm out in the field."

🧠 Reality check: "It's a little bit grueling. But I think that's why we all do our job."

🚗 Commute: Drive to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

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