Elizabeth Tilson (Roger Ailes wife) Age/ Family/ Net worth/ Journalist and Facts

Elizabeth Tilson

Elizabeth Tilson is an American journalist. She is the owner and publisher of the New York State newspaper. She is famous as the wife of Roger Ailes who was the CEO and chairman of Fox News.

Elizabeth Tilson Wiki/ Bio

Elizabeth Tilson is a journalist and publisher who came in limelight after marrying Fox’s CEO and chairman Roger Ailes. She was the first producer to be hired by CNBC. She completed her bachelor’s in journalism from the Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Elizabeth Tilson Height/ Weight/ Age

Her height is 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is 56 kg. She was born in 1960 in the United States of America. Her exact date of birth is not known. Elizabeth Tilson’s age is 61 years (as of 2021).

Elizabeth Tilson Net worth

She has an established career in journalism. Through this, she has earned a decent amount of money. She is also a publisher for different newspapers. Besides her own earnings, she is also the heir for her late husband Roger Ailes’s property. It is estimated that her net worth is around $100 million.

Elizabeth Tilson Boyfriend/ Husband/ Family

Her father and mother’s name is not known. Also, there is no information available about her siblings. She is fondly called Beth by her friends and family.

She worked as a programming executive at CNBC, where she met Roger Ailes. They fell in love and started dating each other. She left this firm in the year 1996.

Elizabeth Tilson with husband Roger Ailes
Elizabeth Tilson with husband Roger Ailes (Getty Images)

The couple got married on 14th February 1998 at the City Hall in New York City with then-city mayor Rudy Giuliani. Elizabeth Tilson Ailes was his third wife. At the time of marriage, Elizabeth was 38 years old and Roger was 58 years old. They have a huge age gap of 20 years which was not a barrier as they were deeply in love with each other.

Elizabeth Tilson with her son Zachary Ailes
Elizabeth Tilson with her son Zachary Ailes

After two years of marriage, she gave birth to a son named Zachary Ailes in the year 2000. They lived together in a 9000 square foot mansion build of Adirondack river stone in Garrison, New York. Roger Ailes’s wife Elizabeth Tilson became a widow after his death on 18th May 2017 due to a head injury after an accident at home.

Elizabeth Tilson’s husband Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes was born on 15th May, 1940 in Florida, USA. He was the CEO and chairman of Fox News until his resignation in July 2016 after his involvement in a sexual harassment case. He also served Republican former presidents like George Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon in the profile of media consultants. He was a controversial man famous for his career in Fox. Roger was married thrice and his wives include Marjorie White, Norma Ferrer, and Elizabeth Tilson.

On 14th May, 2017 he fell in his bathroom and had an injury in his head. He was hospitalized and passed away at the age of 77 on 18th May, 2017 due to hemophilia. His funeral was held at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church, Palm Beach, Florida.

Elizabeth reported his death news to Drudge Report by saying,

“I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband Roger Ailes passed away this morning surrounded by his beautiful family. Roger was my best friend, the most wonderful loving husband, and father to our son Zachary. He was a loyal friend to so many. Roger was a patriot, grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise, and give back”

Elizabeth Tilson

Later, the death news of Roger Ailes who built Fox News was covered by many other sources.

Sexual Harassment Accusations against Roger Ailes

Roger was marked for a sexual harassment case. There was a lawsuit filed by former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in 2016.

This forced him to resign from Fox News, which was a network created by him. He received a reported $40 million exit package. Multiple women came forward to accuse him of harassment and misconduct which even including Megyn Kelly. In spite of all this Elizabeth was very supportive and caring towards her husband.

NameElizabeth Tilson
Date of Birth1960
Age61 years (as of 2021)
BirthplaceUnited States of America
Zodiac SignNot Known
HometownNot Known
Net worth$ 100 million US Dollars
SchoolLocal school
CollegeSouthern Connecticut State University
Heightfeet and inches- 5’5”
centimeters- 165cm
Weightkilograms- 56 kg
pounds – 123 lbs
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Eye ColorBrown
Hair colorBlonde
Shoe sizeNot Known
Father nameNot Known
Mother nameNot Known
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known
BoyfriendNot Known
Marital statusMarried
HusbandRoger Ailes
ChildrenZachary Ailes


She had a keen interest in journalism from her childhood. After completing her Bachelors in journalism she started working with NBC News as a researcher. She became the first producer to be hired by CNBC and was a part of a 3 person team responsible for launching the network.

Later she became the vice president of programming at America’s talking, the predecessor of MSNB. A 20 year veteran of NBC News, CNBC, and America’s talking earned everything with skill and hard work.

Elizabeth was also the publisher of two newspapers, The Putnam County News and Recorder (PCNR) and The Putnam County Courier distributed weekly in Putnam County, New York. Both of the papers were owned by her husband Roger who bought it in 2008 and 2009 respectively. In the year 2016, she sold the newspapers. She is also the owner of the Hudson Valley Freedom Press.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Elizabeth Tilson is a successful name in the broadcast industry who is also famous as the wife of Roger Ailes.
  • She always keeps herself reserved in spite of being a media person.
  • She faced depression due to her husband’s scandals and hence stayed differently but did not divorce.
  • Her husband Roger wrote a book named You Are the Message:- Secrets of my Master Communicator with Jon Kraushar.
  • At the time of their marriage, she was 38 years old and he was 58 years old.
  • They have a son Zachary who was 17 at the time of Roger’s death.
  • Roger inherited his $100 million property to his wife Elizabeth and son Zac.
  • He has left a memory box for his son which he started making when Zac was 4 years old and wanted to give it to his son at the time of his death.
  • The couple sold their newspapers to editor Douglas Cunningham in December 2016.
  • They own a hilltop mansion made of Adirondack river stone in Garrison, New York.
  • The Loudest Voice is a damning portrait of Ailes.
  • Elizabeth supports many charities and thus she wanted to help build a Philipstown senior citizen center but Ailes withdrew the donation in August 2016.
  • Roger Ailes Elizabeth Tilson was married until his death in 2017.